GAMEDAY: BARRACUDA AT HEAT (1-25-17)Jan 25, 2017
Game #35 – San Jose Barracuda (19-11-1-3) vs. Stockton Heat (19-13-3-1)
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
7:00 PM PST, Stockton Arena, Stockton, Calif.
Tonight’s Matchup: The San Jose Barracuda and Stockton Heat meet up for the sixth time this season and the first time in Stockton since San Jose began the season at Stockton Arena on Oct. 15, a 3-2 loss. The Barracuda are 3-2-0 against the Heat this season and have won the last three straight matchups. The Calgary Flames affiliate is coming off a 6-3 loss at home against Bakersfield on Saturday and are 3-6-1 in their last 10, while San Jose is coming off a pair of road losses in Southern California and are 5-5-0 in their last 10. The Heat are 12-4-1-1 at home this season while San Jose is below .500 (6-7-2) on the road for the first time this year.
Let’s See Moore: On Saturday against Ontario, San Jose recalled forward Bryan Moore from the Allen Americans because forwards Barclay Goodrow, Ryan Carpenter and Danny O’Regan were all out of the lineup. Moore who played 29 games for the San Diego Gulls in 2015-16 was impressive in his debut registering a pair of shots and nearly scoring on the penalty kill. In 25 games with Allen, the second-year pro recorded 26 points (17+9=26), 65 penalty minutes and a plus-19 rating.
New Additions: On Tuesday, the San Jose Sharks announced they had traded veteran forward Tommy Wingels to the Ottawa Senators for a draft pick and a pair of players who will join the Barracuda, Buddy Robinson, and Zach Stortini. Robinson, 25, stands at 6-foot-6, 235 pounds and is in his third year as a pro after a pair of seasons at Lake Superior State (NCAA). Robinson had 13 points (7+5=12) in 33 games with the Senators AHL affiliate the Binghamton Senators and also appeared in four games for Ottawa this season. Stortini, 31, has played over 256 NHL games over his career with the Edmonton Oilers, the organization that drafted him in the third round in 2003. The 6-foot-4, 229-pound forward has been Binghamton's Captain over the last two seasons and has recorded three points (2+1=3) in 22 games this year.
San Jose's Last Time Out: After falling behind 2-0 in Ontario on Saturday, John McCarthy (7) scored in the first, and Marcus Sorensen (12) tallied in the second to even the score, but Ontario exploded for five unanswered goals and four in the third to earn a 7-2 win at Citizens Business Bank Arena. Jonny Brodzinski (11, 12) scored twice in the win for the Reign while Jack Campbell made 24 saves to earn his 17th victory of the season. Mantas Armalis suffered the loss after allowing seven goals on 33 shots.
Stockton’s Last Time Out: After Taylor Beck (10) had opened up the scoring for Bakersfield in the first period, the Stockton Heat scored three unanswered goals in the opening frame to go up 3-1. But the Condors stormed back with five goals in the final two periods including four in the third to earn a 6-3 win at Stockton Arena on Saturday night. Matt Frattin (11), Ryan Lomberg (6), and Mike Angelidis (5) each scored for the Heat, and Jon Gillies suffered the loss after allowing five goals on 34 shots. Jonas Gustavsson registered the win by making 18 saves on 21 shots.