GAMEDAY: BARRACUDA AT GULLSNov 26, 2019
SAN JOSE BARRACUDA (6-10-0-1) vs SAN DIEGO GULLS (7-8-0-0)
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 27 | 7:00 P.M. | PECHANGA ARENA | SAN DIEGO, CA
Wednesday Night Rivalry: On Wednesday, the Barracuda take on the San Diego Gulls for the fourth time this season and the second time at the Pechanga Arena. The Barracuda are 1-2 against the Ducks affiliate this season after dropping the last two matchups including allowing a franchise-high nine goals against in the most recent meeting on November 13th.
Last Time Out: On Saturday, the Barracuda snapped a two-game skid in the final game of a four-game homestand as they upended the Colorado Eagles, 6-2. In the win, San Jose netted a season-high three power-play goals and six different skaters found the back of the net. In addition, Josef Korenar made a season-high 39 saves in the victory.
Gulls Going: Since dropping their first six games this season, the San Diego Gulls have won seven of their last nine and have outscored their opponents 42-to-26 over the nine games. Prior to falling 4-1 to Stockton at home on Saturday, the Gulls had won four in a row on home ice, outscoring their opponents 24-to-10 in the four games.
Blichfeld Beasting: Rookie forward Joachim Blichfeld scored again on Saturday and now leads the Barracuda in goals (7), T-second in points (12) and T-first in power-play goals (3). Among AHL rookies, Blichfeld is T-sixth in scoring, third in goals and T-second in power-play goals. Last year, Blichfeld led the WHL in scoring (53 goals, 61 assists) and was named the WHL Player of the Year (Four Broncos Trophy) as a member of the Portland Winterhawks. The Sharks selected the Denmark native in the seventh round of the 2016 NHL draft.
Maxed Out: Sophomore forward Max Letunov extended his point streak (one goal, six assists) to four games on Saturday and now leads the Barracuda with 13 points (five goals, eight assists) and co-leads the team with three power-play goals. The Shark originally acquired Letunov from the Arizona Coyotes in a draft-day trade in 2016.
Youth Movement: The Barracuda are the AHL’s youngest roster with an average age of 22.72-years-old. No other team in the league is under 23-years-old. In fact, eight players on the Barracuda roster are 21-years-old or younger, including two players under 21 (Sasha Chmelevski  and Ivan Chekhovich ).