BARRACUDA WEEKLY (4.4.17)Apr 4, 2017
TEAM RECORD: 41-14-2-5 (89 PTS)
DIVISION RANKING: 1ST PACIFIC
CONFERENCE RANKING: 1ST WESTERN
LEAGUE RANKING: 1ST
PAST 10 GAMES: 7-2-0-1
LAST GAME: 6-3 W vs. MB (4/1/17)
HOME RECORD: 21-5-1-2
AWAY RECORD: 19-9-1-3
PP: (62/243) 25.5%
PK: (39/244) 84.0%
LEADING ROOKIE: D. O’REGAN (21-33-54)
MOST PIM: D. KELLY (102)
LEADING SCORER: D. O’REGAN (21-33-54), T. HEED (13-40-53), J. RYAN (10-34-44), B. GOODROW (24-18-44), R. CARPENTER (13-23-36)
Friday, March 31 – BARRACUDA 3 vs. Manitoba 0
Troy Grosenick made 26 saves, and the San Jose Barracuda scored three-second period goals to roll to a 3-0 win over the Manitoba Moose on Friday night at SAP Center.
The shutout win was Grosenick's (28-9-3) tenth of the season and San Jose's twelfth as a team.
After a scoreless first, the Barracuda exploded for three unanswered second-period goals. Nikita Jevpalovs (13) broke the deadlock at 1:48 as he tipped a Julius Bergman point shot. San Jose added to its advantage at the six-minute mark when Manitoba's clearing attempt redirected off John McCarthy's skate to an uncovered trailing Ryan Carpenter (12). With no one within 20 feet, Carpenter went forehand-to-backhand to beat Moose goaltender Eric Comrie. Danny O'Regan (21) completed the three-goal frame on the power play at 18:01 with a loose-puck backhand from close range.
In the third, Grosenick stopped all ten Moose shots and held on for San Jose's third win against Manitoba in as many tries.
Saturday, April 1 – BARRACUDA 6 vs. Manitoba 3
Clarke Saunders made 32 saves in his AHL debut, and the San Jose Barracuda found the back of the net six times to top the Manitoba Moose, 6-3, at SAP Center on Saturday night.
San Jose failed to score on back-to-back power plays in the first but did its damage at full strength late in the period. Buddy Robinson (14) opened up the scoring at 17:58 as he jammed a loose puck through the five-hole of a sprawled out Jamie Phillips and Ryan Carpenter added to the Barracuda advantage on San Jose's 21st shot of the frame at 19:54. After Phillips had failed to seal off the right post, Carpenter lifted the puck over the netminder's right pad.
In the second period, Kevin Czuczman (8) fired a shot from the left point on the power that whistled over the right shoulder of Saunders to get the Moose within one at 3:19. The Barracuda countered on their man advantage at 6:29 after Barclay Goodrow found Joakim Ryan (10) open in the high slot, Ryan wristed a shot top shelf. The Moose cut the lead back down to one on its third power play after Ryan blocked a shot in the slot the rebound redirected right to Dan DeSalvo who fired the puck into an open net at the 14-minute mark.
In the third, Tim Heed's wrister from the right point bounced of Zack Stortini (3) before trickling into the open net at 3:27. 50 seconds later, Kyle Connor (23) fired a rebound past Saunders from the right wing to get the Moose back within one on the power play. Rourke Chartier (17) regained San Jose's two-goal lead at 16:47 and John McCarthy (18) sealed the win with an empty-netter at 19:08.
Saunders earned the win (1-0-0) after making 32 saves on 35 shots, while Phillips (1-4-1) was charged with the loss after allowing five goals on 41 shots.
THE WEEK AHEAD
Wednesday, April 5 – BARRACUDA vs. Ontario (SAP Center)
Listen: AM 1220 KDOW at 7:00 p.m. PST
NHL Affiliation: Los Angeles Kings
On Wednesday, the Barracuda welcome the Ontario Reign to SAP Center for the season’s final matchup of eight. San Jose is 4-2-1-0 against the Reign this season and are coming off back-to-back wins. Danny O’Regan and Tim Heed lead the Barracuda with nine points over the seven games played. San Jose is 4-3-2 against the Reign at SAP Center over the last two seasons.
Saturday, April 8 – BARRACUDA at Stockton (Stockton Arena)
Listen: AM 1220 KDOW at 7:30 p.m. PST
NHL Affiliation: Calgary Flames
On Saturday, the Barracuda kick off a home-and-home with the Stockton Heat that will conclude the twelve game season series between the two clubs. San Jose is 6-4-0 against the Heat this season and 3-2-0 in Stockton. During the ten games, Tim Heed leads all Barracuda scorers with 11 points (2+9=11), while Stockton’s Mark Jankowski has 13 points (7+6=13) in 10 games.
Sunday, April 9 – BARRACUDA vs. Stockton (SAP Center)
Listen: AM 1220 KDOW at 3:00 p.m. PST
NHL Affiliation: Calgary Flames
- The Barracuda have the best overall winning percentage (41-14-2-5 = .718), the best home winning percentage (22-5-1-2 = .783) and the second-best road winning percentage (19-9-1-3 = .656) in the American Hockey League.
- San Jose’s +57 goal differential is second best in the league only behind Wilkes-Barre Scranton (+73).
- San Jose ranks first in the league on the power play (1st: 25.5%) and sixth on the penalty kill (6th: 84.0%).
- San Jose is T-first in the AHL in shorthanded goals (14) and fifth in power-play goals (62).
- San Jose’s 217 goals scored is ranked seventh in the league and first among teams that play 68 games.
- The Barracuda have allowed the second least amount of goals in the AHL this season (160).
- San Jose’s 12 shutouts rank first in the AHL
- Among AHL rookies, Danny O’Regan ranks first in points (21+33=54), fifth in goals, second in assists, second in power-play goals (9), T-first in game-winning goals (5).
- Troy Grosenick is first in the AHL in shutouts (10), second in goals-against average (2.03), second in save percentage (.929) and second in wins (28).
- Among AHL defensemen, Tim Heed is fourth in the AHL in points (13+40=53), third in assists, T-sixth goals (13), T-fifth in power-play goals (8), T-fifth in game-winning goals (4) and is T-18th overall in the league in points.
- Joakim Ryan is seventh among AHL defensemen in points (10+34=44), sixth in assists, and is T-fourth in the AHL in plus/minus (+26).
- Ryan Carpenter is on a five-game point streak (4+2=6)
- Joakim Ryan is riding a four-game point streak (2+5=7)
- Barclay Goodrow has points in three-straight games (3+3=6)
- Barclay Goodrow: four games till 400 in his pro career
- Zack Stortini: one point till 150 in his pro career
- Timo Meier recalled to San Jose (NHL) 4/4/17