SAN JOSE BARRACUDA (15-14-4-2) vs HENDERSON SILVER KNIGHTS (23-12-0-0)
TUES., MAY 11 | 7:00 P.M. | Orleans Arena | Las Vegas, NV
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Season Finale: The Barracuda wrap up the 2021 regular season on Tuesday night at the Orleans Arena against the Henderson Silver Knights. The Barracuda are 2-4-0-1 against Henderson this season after a 5-3 loss on Saturday and are 0-3 in Las Vegas this year.
Playoff Push: On Friday, the AHL announced the format and schedule for the Pacific Division playoff tournament. All seven teams will participate in the tournament to determine the 2020-21 division championship. The fourth-through seventh-place clubs in the regular-season standings will play a single-elimination play-in, held at FivePoint Arena in Irvine, Calif., to determine who will join the top three teams in the best-of-three semifinals. The play-in series is scheduled to begin on May 18. The Barracuda enter Tuesday’s game in the fourth spot in the Pacific Division.
Friend to Foe: Former Sharks prospect Danny O’Regan has six points (3+3=6) over his last three games against the Barracuda and has nine points (5+4=9) in seven games against San Jose this season. O’Regan has points (8+4=12) in seven of his last eight games and is now tied for eighth in the AHL in scoring (13+18=31).
Ozzy Ozzy Ozzy, Oi Oi Oi: After skating in 23 games with the Prince Albert Raiders and totaling 28 points (7+21=28), Ozzy Wiesblatt returned to the Barracuda lineup last Monday and picked up his first multi-point (1+1=2) game of his AHL career on Saturday. The Sharks selected the 18-year-old 31st overall in the 2020 NHL Draft. Wiesblatt began the season in the AHL where he appeared in three games with the Barracuda and scored his first pro goal on Feb. 13 at Texas.
Maxed Out: Third-year pro Maxim Letunov scored in his second-straight game on Saturday and now has goals in three of his last four outings. Letunov is tied for first on the team in goals (12) and power-play goals (4). The 25-year-old’s 12 tallies match his career-high which he has now reached in each of his three professional seasons. Letunov has reached 12 goals in 19 fewer games than he did last year when he led the team in scoring (12+28=40).