Oct 29, 2018

Coming off its first regulation loss of the season two Sundays ago to the Stockton Heat, the Barracuda hit the road for a pair of games in the Lone Star State against the San Antonio Rampage (St. Louis Blues) and Texas Stars (Dallas Stars) this past weekend. In front of 7,000+ at AT&T Center on Friday night, the Barracuda used 20 saves from rookie netminder Josef Korenar and goals from Francis Perron and Matt Fonteyne to edge an NHL-ladened Rampage roster, 2-1.

On Saturday, in Cedar Park, the Barracuda followed up their 2-1 win at San Antonio with a dominating 6-1 victory over the Texas Stars to improve to 5-0 on the road. The win matched a season-high in goals scored in a game and a period (4). After giving up the first goal just a minute and 17 seconds into the contest, San Jose would score the next six-straight, including four goals in the middle period. Jayden Halbgewachs, Keaton Middleton, Manny Wiederer, Jeremy Roy, Nick DeSimone, and Max Letunov all found the back of the net in the win.

After Saturday, Antoine Bibeau now leads the AHL in goals-against average (1.75), save percentage (.940) and goals allowed (9) among netminders who have appeared in at least five games. In addition, rookie goalie Josef Korenar leads all freshmen in wins (4), goals-against average (2.01), save percentage (.929) and goals allowed (8) among netminders who have appeared in at least four games.

After scoring and adding an assist on Saturday, rookie forward Jayden Halbgewachs now co-leads the Barracuda in goals (5), and points (10). The CHL’s leading scorer a year ago has three multi-point games this season and has points in all but two games this year for the Barracuda. Defenseman Kyle Wood also added a pair of assists in each game over the weekend and now leads the Barracuda in assists (8), plus/minus (+10), and is second in shots (22). Wood has now recorded four-multi point games this season.

The Barracuda are off until Friday as they take on the Rampage at SAP Center at San Jose to wrap up the two-game season series and then will look for redemption on Monday against the Stockton Heat.

After the Texas sweep the Barracuda rank second in the AHL in goal differential (+17), fifth in goals scored, and second in goals allowed (18).

  • Last Week’s Record: 2-0-0-0, 4 points
  • Overall Record: 7-1-0-1, 0.833 Winning Percentage, 1st in the Pacific, 2nd in the Western Conference, 2nd in the AHL

Last Week’s Results

This Week’s Schedule

  • Fri., Nov. 2  – San Jose Barracuda vs. San Antonio Rampage – SAP Center at San Jose (7:00 p.m.)

Recent Transactions

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

Team Leaders

  • Goals: Francis Perron, Jayden Halbgewachs, Maxim Letunov - 5
  • Assists: Kyle Wood - 8
  • Points: Francis Perron, Jayden Halbgewachs - 10
  • PIMs: Jeffrey Viel - 19
  • Wins: Josef Korenar - 4
  • GAA: Antoine Bibeau – 1.75
  • SV%: Antoine Bibeau – .940

Team Stats

  • Total Goals Scored: 35 | Total Goals Allowed: 18
  • Total Goals Scored, Week: 7 | Totals Goals Allowed, Week: 2
  • Power Play: 6-39 (15.4%), 23rd in the AHL
  • Penalty Kill: 28-33 (84.8%), 8th 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) (1-0-0-0)
  • Texas (Dallas Stars) (1-0-0-0)

San Jose Sharks (NHL)

  • Record Last Week: 2-0-0-1, 5 points
  • Record Overall: 6-3-2, 1st in the Pacific Division

This Week’s Schedule:

  • Tues., Oct. 30 – San Jose Sharks vs. New York Rangers (7:30 p.m.)
  • Thurs., Nov. 1 – San Jose Sharks vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (7:30 p.m.)
  • Sat., Nov. 3 – San Jose Sharks vs. Philadelphia Flyers  (7:30 p.m.)

News and Notes

  • John McCarthy played in his 500th AHL game on Friday at San Antonio
  • Jon Martin is one game shy of 100 for his pro career (92 AHL, 7 ECHL)
  • Matt Fonteyne scored his first AHL goal and game winner on Friday in San Antonio
  • Keaton Middleton scored his first AHL goal and game winner on Friday in Texas
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