GAMEDAY: THOROUGHBLADES VS. HEATFeb 2, 2019
Kentucky Thoroughblades (25-8-2-4 .718) vs. Stockton Heat (18-21-4-1.466)
SATURDAY, FEB. 2 | 1:15 P.M.
SAP Center | San Jose, Calif.
Afternoon Hockey: After earning a 6-4 win on Friday, the San Jose Barracuda enter Saturday’s matchup against the Stockton Heat riding a six-game point streak and seven-game winning streak over the Flames affiliate. The Barracuda are 8-1-0-0 against Stockton this year and 31-11-2-1 all-time.
Sommer-Time: Barracuda head coach and Oakland native Roy Sommer earned his 750th AHL win on Friday. The AHL’s all-time leader in victories, games coached and seasons coached was the third Golden State native to make the NHL during his playing career that spanned three games with the Wayne Gretzky-led Edmonton Oilers and became the second Californian to score in the NHL on January 28, 1981, against the Montreal Canadiens.
Gambrell Good: Rookie forward Dylan Gambrell collected his third three-point night of his AHL career on Friday and his second two-goal goal game of his career. Gambrell is third on the Barracuda in goals (11), T-fourth in assists (16), third in points (27), T-third in power-play goals (2), T-third in game-winning goals (2), and second in points-per-game (.90). Gambrell won a NCAA National Championship at Denver University in 2017.