BARRACUDA WEEKLY (4.18.17)Apr 18, 2017
REGULAR SEASON RECORD: 43-16-4-5 (95 PTS)
DIVISION RANKING: 1ST PACIFIC
CONFERENCE RANKING: 1ST WESTERN
LEAGUE RANKING: 2ND
FINAL 10 GAMES: 5-2-2-1
LAST GAME: 3-2 OTL at BAK (4/15/17)
HOME RECORD: 24-6-2-2
AWAY RECORD: 19-10-2-3
PP: (65/273) 23.8%
PK: (43/264) 83.7%
LEADING ROOKIE: D. O’REGAN (23-35-58)
MOST PIM: A. GALLANT (126)
LEADING SCORER: D. O’REGAN (23-35-58), T. HEED (14-42-56), J. RYAN (10-39-49), B. GOODROW (25-20-45), R. CARPENTER (14-25-39)
2016-17 Barracuda Regular Season Accomplishments
Western Conference regular season champions (Bud Poile Trophy)
Pacific Division regular season champions (John Chick Trophy)
Goaltender of the year - Troy Grosenick (Aldege "Baz" Bastien Award)
Coach of the year - Roy Sommer (Louis A.R. Pieri Award)
Rookie of the year - Daniel O'Regan (Dudley "Red" Garrett)
First Team AHL All-Star - Troy Grosenick
Second Team AHL All-Star - Tim Heed
Mid Season All-Stars - Troy Grosenick, Daniel O'Regan
AHL season long winning streak - 14 games
AHL season long point streak - 15 games
CCM/AHL Goaltender of the month - Troy Grosenick (February)
CCM/AHL Player of the week - (2x) Troy Grosenick
Troy Grosenick is just the fifth goaltender in AHL history to reach double-digit shutouts (10)
Troy Grosenick held a scoreless streak for 248 consecutive minutes from Nov. 19 to Dec.18.
Nine different players have spent time with both the Barracuda and Sharks
Second youngest roster in the league
AHL's top-ranked offense (3.44 goals per game)
AHL's second-ranked power play (23.8%)
AHL's eighth-ranked penalty kill (83.3%)
Fourth in team defense (2.56 goals per game)
Tuesday, April 11 – BARRACUDA 1 vs. Tucson 2
The San Jose Barracuda allowed two opening-period goals, failed on all seven power plays and fell, 2-1, to Tucson on Tuesday night at SAP Center despite outshooting the Roadrunners 33-to-19.
Tucson jumped out of the gates and took an early lead at 4:03 of the first. Christian Fischer (20) opened up the scoring as he beat Troy Grosenick under the right arm on a two-on-one. On the power play, All-Rookie defenseman Kyle Wood (14) gave the 'Runners a 2-0 lead when Chris Mueller found the blueliner with a cross-ice pass as he pinched from the left point.
In the second, San Jose cut the lead in half after Adam Helewka's breakaway move hit the post, Ryan Carpenter (14) crashed the net and backhanded the loose puck past Adin Hill at 14:09.
In the final frame, San Jose outshot Tucson 12-to-3 but came up empty on five power plays including a 5-on-3 for a minute and eight seconds. The loss was San Jose's first of the season against Tucson in regulation, snapping a four-game home winning streak.
Grosenick (30-10-3) was stellar after allowing two early goals but took the loss giving up two goals on 19 shots. Hill (15-14-6) turned in one of his best performances of the season, earning the win after making 32 saves on 33 shots.
Thursday, April 13 – BARRACUDA 3 vs. Tucson 4 (F/OT)
The San Jose Barracuda allowed two unanswered goals in the third period before falling 4-3 in overtime against the Tucson Roadrunners on Thursday night at SAP Center.
Tucson broke the first-period deadlock as Connor Garland found Tyler Gaudet (5) uncovered below the left circle and Gaudet beat Troy Grosenick with a forehand-to-backhand finish through the five-hole at 8:52. The Barracuda tied the score on its first power play at 10:44. Joakim Ryan received a drop pass off the left wall, fired the puck from the left point, and John McCarthy (19) tipped the shot past Adin Hill.
In the second, San Jose took its first lead as Buddy Robinson (16) sniped a shot short side top shelf on a two-on-one at 4:30.
Danny O'Regan (23) extended San Jose's lead to 3-1 at 13:23 on the power play, but Jeremy Morin (14) snuck a puck short side past Grosenick at 16:01 to cut the lead back down to one. With less than a minute left in regulation, Jamie McBain (8) found the back of the net from the point with Tucson's goalie pulled to force overtime. In the extra session, Chris Mueller (19) powered his way around Barracuda defenseman Tim Heed as he streaked down the left wing and pile drove the puck into the net at the 50-second mark of OT. The goal was initially called off, but after a conference amongst the officials the ruling was reversed and the Roadrunners secured the 4-3 win.
Grosenick (30-11-3) suffered the loss after allowing four goals on 25 shots, while Hill (16-14-6) collected his second win in a row after making 24 saves on 27 shots.
Saturday, April 15 – BARRACUDA 2 vs. Bakersfield 3 (F/OT)
The San Jose Barracuda suffered their second consecutive overtime loss, 3-2, on Saturday night against the Bakersfield Condors at Rabobank Arena. San Jose's defeat (.699) and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton's (.704) win means the Barracuda finish the regular season with the league's second-best winning percentage.
After a scoreless first, San Jose broke the deadlock on a perfect tic-tac-toe from Julius Bergman to Danny O'Regan and finished off by Buddy Robinson (17) with a backdoor tap-in goal at 1:42. Bakersfield took a too many men penalty at 7:27, but tied the game as Josh Currie (20) toe-dragged his way around Tim Heed in the slot and chipped a shot under Troy Grosenick's right arm at 7:27.
In the third, after a d-zone turnover by San Jose, Currie (21) ripped a shot past Grosenick at 1:20 to give the Condors their first lead. 27 seconds later, Noah Rod dropped a pass to Nick Desimone (1) who fired the puck top-shelf far side to even the score, on Desimone's first pro goal.
After both teams had failed to score in the remainder of the third, Currie completed the hat trick at 1:25 of overtime to secure the win for Bakersfield, 3-2.
Grosenick (30-11-4) took the loss after allowing three goals on 15 shots, and Nick Ellis (16-12-2) claimed the win by making 35 saves on 37 shots.
ROUND 1 Playoff Schedule
Overall record vs. Stockon: 7-5-0-0
at SAP Center: 4-2-0-0
at Stockton Arena: 3-3-0-0
PP vs. Stockton: (12/58) 20.7%
PK vs. Stockton: (44/52) 84.6%
San Jose’s leading scorers vs. Stockton
Tim Heed: 10 GP 2+10=12
Daniel O’Regan: 11 GP 5+6=11
Joakim Ryan: 11 GP 2+9=11
Stockton’s leading scorers vs. San Jose
Mark Jankowski: 12 GP 7+7=14
Hunter Shinkaruk: 11 GP 5+4=9
Andrew Mangiapane: 12 GP 2+6=8