Dec 18, 2018

The Barracuda earned a point on Saturday in San Diego, before downing the Ontario on Sunday, 5-2, to extend their point streak to 10. The longest such streak since San Jose had a 15 gamer in 2016-17.

With Sunday’s win, the Barracuda sit back atop the AHL in winning percentage (16-3-1-3 = .738%) and hold the Western Conference’s best road winning percentage (8-2-1-2 = .731%). San Jose’s +33 goal differential is the best in the AHL their 52 goals against is 16 less than their closest Pacific Division competitor, Bakersfield (68 GA).

The Barracuda scored in each game over the weekend on the power play and now have power play goals in a season long three games. In addition to the teams recent man-advantage success, the penalty kill continues to get it done, killing off 15 of their last 16 and rank fifth in the AHL on the kill (86.0%).

Dylan Gambrell has points in four straight games, goals in three straight and points in seven of eight (3g, 4a). Francis Perron has points in eight of 10, including three multi-point efforts (5g, 7a) during that stretch. Alex True has 13 points over his last 10 games (8g, 5a), including six goals over his last six games. True recorded the first four-point game (1g, 3a) of his career on Sunday and the first four point night this season for the Barracuda from an individual player. Kyle Wood has points in three straight and in five of his last six games (1g, 6a). Wood ranks first on the Barracuda with 15 assists. Thomas Gregoire has assists in four-straight games this season after earning an assist on Sunday in his first game since November 18.

San Jose netminders Antoine Bibeau and Josef Korenar have combined for the AHL’s best goals-against average (2.09) and best save percentage (.927) thus far this season. Korenar, a 20-year-old rookie, is first in the AHL in goals-against average (1.99), second in save percentage (.933) and T-third in wins (10), despite appearing in just 12 games. In addition, Korenar is T-third in shutouts (2). Bibeau, the CCM/AHL Goaltender of the Month in October, ranks third in the AHL in goals-against (2.22) average and save percentage (.924).


Overall Record: 16-3-1-3, 0.783 Winning Percentage

  • 1st in the Pacific, 1st in the Western Conference, 1st in the AHL


Last Week’s Results

  • Saturday, Dec. 15 – San Jose Barracuda 3 at San Diego Gulls 4 (SO)
  • Sunday, Dec. 16 – San Jose Barracuda 5 at Ontario Reign 2


This Week’s Schedule

  • Wednesday, Dec. 19  – San Jose Barracuda at San Diego Gulls – Pagenga Arena (7:00 p.m.)
  • Friday, Dec. 21  – San Jose Barracuda vs. Tucson Roadrunners – SAP Center at San Jose (7:00 p.m.)
  • Saturday, Dec. 22  – San Jose Barracuda vs. Tucson Roadrunners – SAP Center at San Jose (6:00 p.m.)


Recent Transactions

  • Antti Suomela reassigned to the Barracuda 12/12
  • Rouke Chariter recalled to the Sharks 12/13


Team Leaders

  • Goals: Francis Perron - 11
  • Assists: Kyle Wood - 15
  • Points: Francis Perron - 23
  • PIMs: Jeffrey Viel - 53
  • Wins: Josef Korenar - 10
  • GAA: Josef Korenar – 1.99
  • SV%: Josef Korenar – .929


Team Stats

  • Total Goals Scored: 85 | Total Goals Allowed: 52
  • Total Goals Scored, Week: 8 | Totals Goals Allowed, Week: 5
  • Power Play: 14-97 (14.4%), 25th in the AHL
  • Penalty Kill: 88-79 (86.1%), 5th in the AHL


Pacific Division - Totals vs. Pacific: (13-3-1-3)

  • Colorado (Colorado Avalanche) (1-0-1-1)
  • Bakersfield (Edmonton Oilers) (3-0-0-1)
  • Ontario (LA Kings) (2-0-0-0)
  • San Diego (Anaheim Ducks) (1-0-0-1)
  • Stockton (Calgary Flames) (5-1-0-0)
  • Tucson (Arizona Coyotes) (1-2-0-0)


Central Division - Totals vs. Central: (3-0-0-0)

  • 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: 3-0-0-0, 6 points
  • Record Overall: 18-11-5, 3rd in the Pacific Division


This Week’s Schedule:

  • Tuesday, Dec. 18 – San Jose Sharks at Minnesota Wild (5:00 p.m.)
  • Thursday, Dec. 20 – San Jose Sharks vs. Winnipeg Jets (7:30 p.m.)
  • Saturday, Dec. 22 – San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings (1:00 p.m.)


Recent/News Milestones

  • Jake Middleton is two points shy of 50 in his AHL
  • Kyle Wood is eight games shy of 150 for his AHL career
  • John McCarthy is 10 games shy of 500 AHL games played within the Sharks organization
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