GAMEDAY: BARRACUDA AT ROADRUNNERS (2-25-17)Feb 25, 2017
Game #48 – San Jose Barracuda (32-11-1-3) at Tucson Roadrunners (22-20-5-0)
Saturday, February 25, 2017
6:05 PM PST, Tucson Convention Center, Tucson, Arizona
Tonight’s Matchup: On Saturday, the San Jose Barracuda and Tucson Roadrunners battle for the fourth time this season and second time in as many nights. San Jose is 3-and-0 against the Roadrunners this year and its .667 (15-7-0-2) road winning percentage is the best in the Western Conference and the second-best in the AHL.
Top Of The Class: For the first time in team history, the San Jose Barracuda sit atop the AHL with a .723 winning percentage. San Jose is riding a franchise-long 13-game winning streak and a nine-game road-winning streak. Before the stretch, the most wins in a row by a Sharks affiliate (2004-present) came in the 2014-15 season when the Worcester Sharks won eight in a row from January 4-to-21, 2014.
Dynamic Danny: Among rookies, Barracuda All-Star forward Danny O’Regan is first in points (16+28=45), first in assists, T-7th in goals, and T-6th overall in the AHL in points. O'Regan is T-first on the Barracuda goals, first in points and second in assists.
Oh Boy Troy: Barracuda All-Star netminder Troy Grosenick is riding a career-long 11-game winning streak and is first in the AHL in shutouts (7), first in goals-against average (1.97), first in save percentage (.934) and fifth in wins (19).
Sorensen Soaring: Over his first 20 games in the AHL, Barracuda forward Marcus Sorensen recorded just nine points (5+4=9) and had a 10-game stretch from mid-November to mid-December where he didn’t record a single point. But in his last 22 games, Sorensen has exploded for 23 points (10+13=23) and a plus-nine rating. A former Ottawa Senators’ draft pick, Sorensen is riding a nine-game point streak (4+9=13).
About Last Night: The San Jose Barracuda needed two unanswered goals in the third to hold off the Tucson Roadrunners, 4-3, at the Tucson Convention Center on Friday night. The win extended San Jose's winning streak to 13-straight games and nine in a row on the road. Buddy Robinson (11), Nikita Jevpalovs (11), Rourke Chartier (11) and Marcus Sorensen (15) all scored in the victory while Troy Grosenick earned his 11th win in a row by making 21 saves on 24 shots.