GAMEDAY: BARRACUDA VS GULLSNov 10, 2019
SAN JOSE BARRACUDA (4-5-0-1) vs SAN DIEGO GULLS (3-6-0-0)
SUNDAY, NOV. 10 | 5:00 P.M. | SAP CENTER | SAN JOSE, CA
Tonight’s Matchup: On Sunday, the Barracuda kick off the first game of a home-and-road with the San Diego Gulls. In the only prior meeting this season, the Barracuda beat the Gulls 5-1 on October 11th.
Last Time Out: For the second-straight game, the Barracuda allowed three power-play goals on six kills, proving too much in a 6-3 loss to the Bakersfield Condors. Tyler Benson (three goals, one assist) and Brad Malone (one goal, three assists) collected four-points apiece and three other Bakersfield skaters registered two or more points. Trevor Carrick and John McCarthy each netted their first of the year and Max Letunov scored late for his team-leading fourth of the season. Josef Korenar suffered the loss after allowing five goals on 25 shots.
Powering Up: The Barracuda have netted power-play goals in five-straight games entering Sunday (6-for-29=21%). Max Letunov leads the team with three power-play goals.
Bergmann is Back: The Sharks assigned Lean Bergmann to the Barracuda prior to Saturday’s game in Bakersfield. The 21-year-old is T-second on the ‘Cuda in points (8) and goals (3) despite playing in just six games. In addition, his plus-five rating, points-per-game (1.33) and PIMS per-game (3.00) rank first on the Barracuda. Bergmann has also appeared in eight games with the Sharks, totaling one assist.
Kellman Cruising: Signed by the Sharks as a free agent on April 25, 2019, Joel Kellman leads the Barracuda in points (9) and assists (8) through 10 games and his six-game assist streak (7) earlier this season is the longest such streak this year. Before this season, Kellman, 25, skated in 196 games in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL) as a member Karlskrona HK and Brynas IF, collecting 114 points (49 goals, 65 assists), 88 PIMS and a minus-18 rating.
Brotherly Love: For the first time since Trevor Carrick was traded from the Hurricanes organization to the Sharks organization, he’ll face his older brother Sam when the Barracuda and Gulls square off on Sunday night. The two brothers have faced each other prior to Sunday when Sam was a member of both the Rockford IceHogs (Blackhawks) and Toronto Marlies (Maple Leafs) and Trevor was skating for the Charlotte Checkers (Hurricanes).
El Cap: Barracuda Captain John McCarthy registered his 300th pro point (130 goals, 170 assists) of his pro career on Saturday when he scored in the Barracuda’s 6-3 loss at Bakersfield. McCarthy is the Barracuda’s all-time leader in games played (267), points (135), goals (59) and assists (76).
Youth Movement: The Barracuda are the AHL’s youngest roster with an average age of 22.60-years-old. No other team in the league is under the average age of 23-years-old and the Barracuda have eight players 21-years-old or younger, including two players under 21 (Sasha Chmelevski  and Ivan Chekhovich ).