San Jose Barracuda (10-3-0-1 .750) at Colorado Eagles (7-7-3-0 .500)
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23 | 6:05 P.M. PT
Budweiser Events Center | Loveland, CO
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Tonight’s Matchup: The San Jose Barracuda and Colorado Eagles connect for the second time this season and the first ever matchup in Loveland. San Jose blanked the Eagles 5-0 on Sunday at SAP Center and held Colorado to a record-low 16 shots. In addition, San Jose scored twice on the PP en-route to their first shutout in 2018-19.
Dynamic Duo: Barracuda netminders Antoine Bibeau and Josef Korenar have combined for the AHL’s best goals-against average (1.84) and best save percentage (.932) thus far this season. Bibeau, the CCM/AHL Goaltender of the Month in October, ranks second in the AHL in goals-against (1.69) average and save percentage (.938). Korenar, who is coming off the first shutout of his pro career, is second among all freshman in GAA (2.00) and SV% (.926).
Francis on Fire: Acquired from the Ottawa Senators in the Erik Karlsson trade, Francis Perron netted a pair of goals in Sunday’s win and is just two goals shy from matching his career total of 10 set over his first 112 games in the AHL within the Sens org. Perron is first on the Barracuda in points (14), goals (8), power-play goals (5) and is tied for first in game-winning goals (2). Perron is third in the AHL in shooting percentage (8/24=33.3%).
Head of the Class: The San Jose Barracuda have allowed a league-low 27 goals this season and are second in the AHL in goal differential (+21).
Killing It: The Barracuda have killed off their last eight straight and now rank sixth in the AHL on the PK (84.9%).
Quick Start: The Barracuda are 8-0-0-1 (.944) this season when they score the games first goal which ranks first in the AHL.
Youth Movement: The San Jose Barracuda entered Friday’s game at Colorado as the AHL’s youngest roster at just 22.3 years old. Just five players on the Barracuda are Sharks draft picks. The remaining 20 were either acquired via trade or signed as free agents.