Oct 22, 2018

The San Jose Barracuda, AHL affiliate of the San Jose Sharks, wrapped up its three-game week on Sunday with the second game of a home-and-road against the Stockton Heat (Calgary Flames). After falling into a 3-0 deficit mid-way through the second period, the Barracuda netted two unanswered goals in the late stages of the middle frame, but Stockton hunkered down defensively in the third to preserve the 3-2 win. The loss was San Jose’s first in regulation this season, but despite Sunday’s result, the ‘Cuda are still off to their best start in franchise history and sit atop the AHL’s Pacific Division with 11 points through seven games.

Jayden Halbgewachs and Maxim Letunov each scored in the two games against the Heat and now co-lead San Jose in goals along with Francis Perron (4). Sunday also marked the first time this season that San Jose trailed in a game or did not score the games first goal. Antoine Bibeau suffered his first regulation loss of the season in his 150th career AHL contest.

Halbgewachs (goal) and Perron (assist) each recorded points on Sunday which marks the sixth time in seven games this season that the two have registered at least one point. Perron ranks T-first on the Barracuda in goals, T-first in assists (5), first in points (9), first in power-play goals (2), and is T-first in game-winning goals (1).

Prior to Sunday, San Jose was victorious on Monday in a shootout, 3-2, over the defending Western Conference Regular Season Champion Tucson Roadrunners (Arizona Coyotes) at SAP Center at San Jose. San Jose was eliminated from the postseason in four games last year by Tucson. It was the first meeting since that series. After Monday's win, the Barracuda earned two more points over the Stockton Heat on Saturday at Stockton Arena, 5-2, to improve to 3-0 on the road.

This upcoming weekend, the Barracuda travel to the Lone Star State for the only time this season as they’ll take on the San Antonio Rampage (St. Louis Blues) on Friday and the Texas Stars (Dallas Stars) on Saturday. With both teams joining the AHL’s Central Division this offseason, Friday will mark the first out-of-division game for San Jose this season. Friday will also be the 500th AHL game in the career of Barracuda captain John McCarthy who has played 474 of his career 499 AHL games within the Sharks organization.

  • Last Week’s Record: 2-1-0-0, 4 points
  • Overall Record: 5-1-0-1, 0.786 Winning Percentage, 1st in the Pacific, T-1st in the Western Conference, T-1st in the AHL

Last Week’s Results

This Week’s Schedule

  • Fri., Oct 26  – San Jose Barracuda at San Antonio Rampage – AT&T Center (5:30 p.m.)
  • Sat., Oct 27 – San Jose Barracuda at Texas Stars – H-E-B Center at Cedar Park (5:00 p.m.)

Recent Transactions

  • 10/22 Dylan Gambrell recalled to San Jose (NHL) from San Jose (AHL)

Team Leaders

  • Goals: Francis Perron - 4
  • Assists: Nick DeSimone, Jeremy Roy, Francis Perron - 5
  • Points: Francis Perron - 9
  • PIMs: Jeffrey Viel - 14
  • Wins: Josef Korenar - 3
  • GAA: Antoine Bibeau – 1.93
  • SV%: Antoine Bibeau – .938

Team Stats

  • Total Goals Scored: 27 | Total Goals Allowed: 16
  • Total Goals Scored, Week: 9 | Totals Goals Allowed, Week: 7
  • Power Play: 5-33 (15.2%), 24th in the AHL
  • Penalty Kill: 22-27 (81.3%), 13th in the AHL

Pacific Division - Totals vs. Pacific: (5-1-0-1)

  • Colorado (Colorado Avalanche) (0-0-0-0)
  • Bakersfield (Edmonton Oilers) (1-0-0-1)
  • Ontario (LA Kings) (1-0-0-0)
  • San Diego (Anaheim Ducks) (0-0-0-0)
  • Stockton (Calgary Flames) (2-1-0-0)
  • Tucson (Arizona Coyotes) (1-0-0-0)

Central Division - Totals vs. Central: (0-0-0-0)

  • Grand Rapids (Detroit Red Wings) (0-0-0-0)
  • Iowa (Minnesota Wild) (0-0-0-0)
  • San Antonio (St. Louis Blues) (0-0-0-0)
  • Texas (Dallas Stars) (0-0-0-0)

San Jose Sharks (NHL)

  • Record Last Week: 2-0-0-0, 4 points
  • Record Overall: 4-3-1, 4th in the Pacific Division

This Week’s Schedule:

  • Tues., Oct. 23 – San Jose Sharks at Nashville Predatores (5:00 p.m.)
  • Fri., Oct. 26 – San Jose Sharks at Carolina Hurricanes (4:30 p.m.)

News and Notes

  • John McCarthy is one game shy of 500 for his AHL career
  • Jon Martin is one game shy of 100 for his pro career (92 AHL, 7 ECHL)



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