GAMEDAY PREVIEW: BARRACUDA AT GULLSMar 26, 2019
San Jose Barracuda (32-20-3-4 .602) vs. San Diego Gulls (33-20-4-3 .608)
WED, MAR. 27 | 7:00 PM
Pechenga Arena | San Diego, CA
Wednesday Night Rivalry: The Barracuda wrap up their three-game road trip on Wednesday in San Diego against the Gulls with an opportunity to move into a tie for second place in the Pacific Division with a regulation win. The Barracuda are 2-4-0-1 against the Ducks affiliate this season and are 0-2-0-1 at the Pechenga Arena but are coming off a 5-2 win in the most recent meeting on February 18 at the SAP Center.
True That: Sophomore forward Alex True netted his team-leading 22nd goal of the season on Sunday and now ranks third in Barracuda history in goals scored (37). The 22 tallies are the fourth most in a single season for a Barracuda skater. The Denmark native is first on the Barracuda in points (48), goals, third in assists (26) and second in points-per-game (.81).
El Cap: Barracuda Captain John McCarthy netted his fifth shorthanded goal of his Barracuda career on Saturday and now ranks as the franchise’s all-time leader in games played (249), goals (56), assists (72), power-play goals (16) and shorthanded goals.
Hensick Heating Up: Veteran forward T.J. Hensick collected his first three-point game as a member of the Barracuda last Sunday and his third multi-point game in teal. In 15 games with San Jose, Hensick has totaled four goals and seven assists. Over his 12-year career, Hensick has appeared in 645 AHL games, earning 579 points (170 goals, 409 assists) and 194 penalty minutes.
Frank the Tank: Last Sunday, Francis Perron tallied for the second time in his last three games and now ranks second on the Barracuda in goals (17), points (41), fourth in assists (24) and second in power-play goals (7). Perron was included in the offseason deal that brought Erik Karlsson to San Jose from Ottawa.
Joe the Wall: After last Sunday’s blank sheet, Josef Korenar now ranks T-fourth in the AHL in shutouts (4) and T-14th in wins (20).
Dynamic Dezy: Nick DeSimone extended his point streak (one goal, five assists) to five games on Sunday and now ranks T-seventh in the AHL among defensemen in scoring (41) and T-eighth in goals (11). DeSimone is three goals shy of Tim Heed’s single-season Barracuda record for goals scored by a d-man (14 – 2016-17).
Gambo Good: Rookie forward Dylan Gambrell netted his 17th goal of the season on Saturday and now ranks T-13th among rookies in scoring (40), T-fifth in goals, 12th in shots (129) and T-eighth in points-per-game (.91). Gambrell won a National Championship at Denver University in 2017.