Barracuda wrap up road trip with 3-1 lossNov 22, 2016
Bakersfield, Calif. - The San Jose Barracuda (5-5-0-2) posted 38 shots on Bakersfield (6-7-0-0) Tuesday night, but Laurent Brossoit was impressive making 37 saves to guide the Condors to a 3-1 win at Rabobank Arena.
The loss wrapped up San Jose's six-game road trip in which they went 2-3-0-1.
In the first, shots were 12-to-9 for San Jose, but neither team could find the back of the net. The story of the first was Troy Grosenick had to leave the game after suffering an apparent right leg injury. Grosenick made five saves and lasted just nine minutes and 45 seconds before suffering the injury. Mantas Armalis finished off the period and made four saves to hold it to a scoreless first.
Bakersfield's Taylor Beck (6) waited just 27 seconds to break the deadlock in the second frame as the rookie from St. Cloud State went end to end and beat Armalis down the right wing with a quick snap-shot that snuck over Armalis's left pad and under his glove. Adam Helewka (1) then potted his first pro goal to tie the game at 5:13 after the right wing was able to bat the puck out of mid-air and over Laurent Brossoit's left pad.
With the game up for grabs in the third, Bakersfield's Josh Currie (3) raced down the ice on a two-on-one and went top-shelf short side at 13:22 to give Bakersfield the lead and eventually the win. Ryan Hamilton sealed the game with two seconds left with an empty netter to make it 3-1.
Armalis (2-1-0-1) suffered his first regulation loss and the second loss against Bakersfield, allowing two goals on 20 shots. Brossoit (3-5-0-0) was Bakersfield's x-factor as he picked up his third win of the year.
The San Jose Barracuda return home on Friday, November 25 after a six-game road trip. San Jose will welcome in the Condors for Star Wars Night at SAP Center, starting at 6 p.m. Friday is the first Freebie Friday of the season, which includes 2-for-1 tickets, 2-for-1 hot dogs and $5 beers. Fans are also encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to be donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank of San Clara and San Mateo County. For tickets go to sjbarracuda.com/tickets or call 408.999.5757.