TEAM RECORD: 39-14-2-5
DIVISION RANKING: 1ST PACIFIC
CONFERENCE RANKING: 1ST WESTERN
LEAGUE RANKING: 2ND
PAST 10 GAMES: 6-2-1-1
LAST GAME: 5-4 L @ TUC (3/26/17) F/SO
HOME RECORD: 20-5-1-2
AWAY RECORD: 19-9-1-3
PP: (60/235) 25.5%
PK: (36/237) 84.8%
LEADING ROOKIE: D. O’REGAN (20-33-53)
MOST PIM: D. KELLY (102)
LEADING SCORER: D. O’REGAN (20-33-53), T. HEED (13-38-51), J. RYAN (9-32-41), B. GOODROW (24-16-40), M. SORENSEN (17-17-34)
Wednesday, March 22 – BARRACUDA 1 at Gulls 5
The San Jose Barracuda outshot the San Diego Gulls 37-to-27 on Wednesday night but fell 5-1 at Valley Casino Center.
San Diego put nine shots on net before San Jose registered one and on their tenth Brian Cooper (3) beat Troy Grosenick through the five-hole from the left point at 10:53. San Jose stormed back and ended the period down 13-to-14 in shots but couldn't tie the score.
In the second, the Gulls jumped out to a 3-0 lead with a pair of tallies from Shea Theodore (4, 5). First, Theodore collected a pass in the high slot on the power play and fired a wrister inside the left post at 3:53. One minute and 30 seconds later, Theodore forced a Barracuda turnover in the o-zone and beat Grosenick from the left wing at 5:27. San Jose outshot the Gulls 16-to-5 but failed to cut into San Diego's lead.
Tim Heed (13) finally got the Barracuda on the board on the power play to make it 3-1 at 3:27 of the third, but the Gulls put the game away when Kevin Roy found Scott Sabourin (6) backdoor at 14:13. Kalle Kossila (12) added an empty-netter at 17:23.
Grosenick suffered his first regulation loss since January 20 after allowing four goals on 22 shots while Tokarski earned the win after making 36 saves on 37 shots.
Saturday, March 25 – BARRACUDA 5 at Tucson 2
The San Jose Barracuda potted three power-play goals and added a shorthander to top the Tucson Roadrunners, 5-2, at Tucson Arena on Saturday night. The win moved San Jose to a perfect 5-and-0 against the Roadrunners and 3-and-0 in Tucson.
Ryan Carpenter (10) snapped his six-game goalless drought and reached double-digit tallies on the power play at the nine-minute mark. Julius Bergman’s point shot was blocked by Adin Hill, but Carpenter jammed home the rebound to net the lone goal of the period. San Jose killed off a late Roadrunners power play and ended the period outshooting Tucson 10-to-1.
After Troy Grosenick made a tremendous swooping glove save to keep the score at 1-0 San Jose, the Roadrunners tied the game moments later as Branden Troock (3) poked a loose puck over Grosenick’s right pad at 4:41. Tucson took its first lead at 7:51 as Jamie McBain found Eric Selleck (5) with a long stretch pass and Selleck fired a shot from the high slot as he split San Jose’s defense at 7:51. The Barracuda tied the game with their 12th shorthanded goal of the season when Buddy Robinson found Rourke Chartier (16) backdoor at 4:16. Carpenter (11) gave San Jose the lead back during a four-on-four at 17:17 with a redirect on a Joakim Ryan point shot. Under a minute left in the period, Ryan found John McCarthy (17) from below the goal line and McCarthy beat Hill top shelf at 19:26.
Mirco Mueller (2) added onto San Jose’s lead and sealed the victory with a five-hole point shot at 2:38 of the third on the PP.
Grosenick (27-9-3) earned the win by making 16 saves on 18 shots while Hill (14-13-6) suffered the loss after allowing five goals on 30 shots.
Saturday, March 25 – BARRACUDA 4 at Tucson 5 (F/SO)
Barclay Goodrow netted his third pro hat trick, and the San Jose Barracuda erased a four-goal deficit only to fall 5-4 in a shootout to the Tucson Roadrunners on Sunday night at Tucson Arena.
After a scoreless first period, Tucson exploded for four second-period goals. Michael Bunting (12) opened up the scoring at 3:41 after collecting a loose puck in the crease and going top shelf from close range. Chris Mueller (14) poked home Tucson's second goal of the game at 5:05 after Laurent Dauphin went straight to the paint from below the goal line. Brandon Burlon's (3) seeing-eye wrist shot from the left point made it 3-0 at 10:21 and Branden Troock (4) completed the four-goal frame with a blast from the right wing as he entered the offensive zone at 11:49. San Jose's Goodrow (22) finally got the Barracuda on the board at 18:37 on the penalty kill.
In the third, Goodrow (23) picked off a Tucson pass, raced down the ice and beat Marek Langhamer through the five-hole on the penalty kill at 6:18. Joakim Ryan (9) got the Barracuda within a goal on the power play ay 10:55 and Goodrow (24) completed the four-goal comeback with his third goal of the game at 19:09.
In overtime, the Barracuda outshot Tucson 7-to-1 and killed off Tucson's sixth power play, but a shootout was needed. In the shootout, Kevin Labanc and Danny O'Regan each were denied, and Connor Garland and Mueller scored to earn the 5-4 win for the Roadrunners.
Mantas Armalis (12-5-4) took the loss after allowing four goals on 24 shots while Langhamer (6-9-1) collected the win after making 39 saves on 43 shots.
Friday, March 31 – BARRACUDA vs. Manitoba (SAP Center)
Listen: AM 1220 KDOW at 7:00 p.m. PST
NHL Affiliation: Winnipeg Jets
The San Jose Barracuda and Manitoba Moose wrap up their four-game season series this Friday and Saturday at SAP Center. It will mark Manitoba’s first visit to SAP Center in team history. San Jose is 2-0 against the Moose after a pair of wins on February 3-and-4 at MTS Center in Winnipeg. The Moose are just 1-7-1-1 over their last ten games and sit seventh in the Central Division. On Tuesday, the Moose take on the Bakersfield Condors before traveling north to face the Barracuda.
Saturday, April 1 – BARRACUDA vs. Manitoba (SAP Center)
Listen: AM 1220 KDOW at 7:00 p.m. PST
- The Barracuda have the best home (20-5-1-2 = .768) and fourth best road (19-9-1-2 = .656) winning percentage in the AHL
- San Jose’s +51 goal differential is third best in the league
- San Jose ranks in the top ten in the league on the power play (2nd: 25.2%) and penalty kill (6th: 84.8%)
- After scoring three shorthanded goals in two games against the Roadrunners, San Jose now ranks first in the AHL in short-handed goals (14)
- Barclay Goodrow set a new Barracuda single-season high for goals (24) and hat tricks (2)
- Troy Grosenick is first in the AHL in shutouts (9), second in goals-against average (2.08), second in save percentage (.927) and T-second in wins (27)
- San Jose has given up the third-least amount of goals in the AHL (157)
- The Barracuda have the most shutouts in the AHL this season (11)
- Danny O’Regan is first among AHL rookies in points (20+33=53), second in assists, sixth in goals, second in power-play goals (8), and T-14th in points overall in the AHL
- Among defensemen, Tim Heed is fourth in the AHL in points (13+38=51), third in assists, T-fifth in power-play goals (8), T-fourth in game-winning goals (4) and is T-18th overall in the league in points
- Joakim Ryan is ninth among AHL defensemen in points (9+32=41), sixth in assists, and is T-sixth in the AHL in plus/minus (+24)
- Ryan Carpenter is on a three-game point streak (2+2=4)
- Ryan Carpenter is two games shy of 200 in his AHL career
- Barclay Goodrow is six games shy of 200 in his professional career
- Barclay Goodrow is two points shy of 100 for his pro career and one goal shy of 50 in his pro career
- Kevin Labanc recalled to San Jose (NHL) 3/28/17