STOCKTON, CA - The San Jose Barracuda (22-20-3-3) scored early in the third period to get within one, but the Stockton Heat (24-17-2-3) held on for the 2-1 victory at Stockton Arena on Saturday night.
After a scoreless first, Andrew Mangiapane (19) took advantage of a non-icing call against San Jose that left everyone flat-footed and opened up the scoring at 7:47 on an odd-man rush with Colin Smith. Spencer Foo (13) added to Stockton's lead on the power play as he directed a Smith pass into the net from along the far side at 13:39.
In the third, Rourke Chartier (4) wired a shot inside the far post from the right wing to inch San Jose within one at the 1:40 mark. The Barracuda would have three power plays after that point but failed to even the score, falling 2-1.
Antoine Bibeau (14-9-2) took the loss despite making 36 saves, while Mason McDonald(2-0-0) earned his second consecutive win after making 25 saves on 26 shots.
The Barracuda continue their four-game road trip in Ontario on Wednesday to take on the Reign at 7 PM. Listen live on the all-new Sharks + SAP Center App, AM 1220 KDOW, and watch live at AHLLive.com.