Nov 6, 2018

After sweeping its Texas road trip, the Barracuda returned home and extended their winning streak to four consecutive games with a 3-1 win over the San Antonio Rampage on Friday and a 5-2 win against the Stockton Heat on Monday. The win for the Barracuda over the Heat avenged San Jose’s only regulation loss of the season that came on October 21 against Stockton at the Tank.

On Friday, Josef Korenar improved to 5-0 as he made 22 saves on 23 Rampage shots and Lukas Radil, Evan Weinger and Jeffrey Viel lit the lamp for the Barracuda. On Monday, in his first start since being named the CCM/AHL Goaltender of the Month for October, Antoine Bibeau needed to make just 17 saves as the Barracuda topped the Heat, 5-2, thanks to goals from Jeremy Roy, Jeffrey Viel, Matt Fonteyne, Francis Perron and Nick DeSimone.

The Barracuda now have points in 10 of their first 11 games to begin the season and rank first in the Western Conference with nine wins and a .864 winning percentage. San Jose’s +22 goal-differential is the best mark in the league and have allowed a league-low 21 goals through 11 games. The goaltending combo of Josef Korenar and Antoine Bibeau hold the AHL’s best goals-against average (1.79) and a save percentage (.934).

Rookie forwards Jayden Halbgewachs and Maxim Letunov rank T-third and T-10th in points among freshman and Jeffrey Viel, who has scored in his last two games, is first among first-year players with three fighting majors. In addition, Vincent Praplan (+8) is first in plus/minus among rookies.

Among AHL defensemen, Nick DeSimone ranks T-fifth in points and Jake Middleton has the best plus/minus (+12).

This upcoming weekend the Barracuda take on the Tucson Roadrunners for a pair of games in the Old Pueblo. In the only previous meeting on October 15, San Jose topped the Roadrunners 3-2 in a shootout at SAP Center. The Barracuda are 6-1-0-1 all-time in the regular season at the Tucson Convention Center.

  • Overall Record: 9-1-0-1, 0.833 Winning Percentage, 1st in the Pacific, T-1st in the Western Conference, 2nd in the AHL

Last Week’s Results

  • Fri., Nov. 2 – San Jose Barracuda 3 vs. San Antonio 1
  • Mon., Nov. 5 – San Jose Barracuda 5 vs. Stockton 2

This Week’s Schedule

  • Fri., Nov. 9  – San Jose Barracuda at Tucson Roadrunners – Tucson Arena (6:05 p.m.)
  • Sat., Nov. 10  – San Jose Barracuda at Tucson Roadrunners – Tucson Arena (6:05 p.m.)

Recent Transactions


Team Leaders

  • Goals: Francis Perron - 6
  • Assists: Kyle Wood - 8
  • Points: Francis Perron, Jayden Halbgewachs - 11
  • PIMs: Jeffrey Viel - 21
  • Wins: Josef Korenar - 5
  • GAA: Antoine Bibeau – 1.79
  • SV%: Antoine Bibeau – .935

Team Stats

  • Total Goals Scored: 43 | Total Goals Allowed: 21
  • Total Goals Scored, Week: 8 | Totals Goals Allowed, Week: 3
  • Power Play: 8-50 (16.0%), 23rd in the AHL
  • Penalty Kill: 34-40 (85.0%), 8th in the AHL

Pacific Division - Totals vs. Pacific: (6-1-0-1)

  • 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) (3-1-0-0)
  • Tucson (Arizona Coyotes) (1-0-0-0)

Central Division - Totals vs. Central: (2-0-0-0)

  • Grand Rapids (Detroit Red Wings) (0-0-0-0)
  • Iowa (Minnesota Wild) (0-0-0-0)
  • San Antonio (St. Louis Blues) (2-0-0-0)
  • Texas (Dallas Stars) (1-0-0-0)

San Jose Sharks (NHL)

  • Record Last Week: 1-1-0-1, 3 points
  • Record Overall: 7-4-3, 4th in the Pacific Division

This Week’s Schedule:

  • Tues., Nov. 6 – San Jose Sharks vs. Minnesota Wild (7:30 p.m.)
  • Thurs., Nov. 8 – San Jose Sharks at Dallas Stars (5:30 p.m.)
  • Fri., Nov. 9 – San Jose Sharks at St. Louis Blues (5:00 p.m.)

News and Notes

  • Antoine Bibeau named CCM/AHL Goaltender of the Month for October
  • John McCarthy played in his 200th AHL game as a member of the Barracuda on Friday, November 2 vs. San Antonio
  • Jon Martin is one game shy of 100 for his pro career (92 AHL, 7 ECHL)
  • Jeffrey Viel scored his first AHL goal on Friday against San Antonio
  • Lukas Radil scored his first AHL goal on Friday against San Antonio
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