SAN JOSE BARRACUDA (12-10-4-2) vs SAN DIEGO GULLS (20-13-0-0)
WED., APRIL 21 | 6:00 P.M. | SAP Center at San Jose | San Jose, CA
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Rivalry Wrap-Up: The Barracuda and San Diego Gulls wrap up their six-game season series with the second game of a back-to-back at the SAP Center on Wednesday. The Gulls scored 18 seconds into Tuesday’s game and went on to pick up a 5-1 win. The Barracuda boast a 2-2-1 record against the Ducks’ affiliate this year and are 23-24-6-3 lifetime against San Diego.
Gulls Going: San Diego’s Andrew Poturalski scored 18 seconds into Tuesday’s game and now leads the AHL in scoring (8+24=32). Poturalski also ranks first in the league in assists and is tied for first in power-play assists (10). Veteran captain Sam Carrick returned to the Gulls’ lineup on Tuesday after a five-game stint with the Ducks, scoring and adding an assist. Carrick now ranks fifth in the AHL in goals (13) and tied for 11th in points (13+10=23). Gulls forward Chase De Leo had his seven-game point streak (5+7=13) snapped on Tuesday but is still tied for first in the AHL in power-play goals (6), power-play points (11), third in shots (91) and eight in overall points (12+13=25).
Comeback Kids: On Saturday, for the fourth time this season on home ice, the Barracuda erased a two-plus goal deficit before coming back to win, taking down the Stars 4-2. The victory propelled the Barracuda to three games above .500 for the first time this season and extended their winning streak to a season-long three games. Prior to Tuesday, the Barracuda were 7-1-1-1 this year when playing in San Jose and 3-0-1 at the SAP Center.
Reedy Rolling: Rookie forward Scott Reedy netted his first professional goal on April 11 at Ontario and then proceeded to score in each game over the, including the game-winner on Friday in a 5-3 come-from-behind win against Texas. Before Tuesday, Reedy had collected points in three straight games (2+1=3) and had four points (3+1=4) through his first eight AHL contests. The Prior Lake, Minnesota native wrapped up his senior season at Minnesota with 28 points (11+17=28) in 28 games and signed his entry-level contract with the Sharks on April 2. Reedy was selected by San Jose in the fourth round (102nd overall) of the 2017 NHL Draft.
First Times the Charm: Rookie forward Steenn Pasichnuk netted his first pro goal on Friday and then scored again on Saturday. Pasichnuk has two goals now in just five professional games after scoring just one goal in 35 games at Arizona State in 2019-20. The Barracuda signed the older brother of Sharks d-prospect Brinson Pasichnuk on June 26 to a one-year AHL contract.
Great Danes: Both Alex True (1+4=5) and Joachim Blichfeld (1+4=5) each saw their point streaks come to an end on Saturday at four games but True ranks first on the team with 11 assists while Blichfeld leads the club in points (20) and goals (11). Blichfeld also leads the AHL in shots (111).
Bergmann Busting Out: After no goals through the first 22 games of the season, Barracuda forward Lean Bergmann has collected goals in two of his last three games, including San Jose’s only tally on Tuesday. Bergmann is on a season-long three-game point streak (2+2=4), surpassing his point totals from the previous 22 games in his last three outings. A season ago, as a rookie, the Hemer, Germany, native had 17 points (8+9=17) in 31 AHL games. He also skated in 12 games with the Sharks, collecting one assist.