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San Antonio, TX – Troy Grosenick stopped all 27 shots he faced and the San Jose Barracuda (5-3-0-1) rolled to a 4-0 win Tuesday afternoon over the San Antonio Rampage (6-9-0-0) at AT&T Center.
The shutout was Grosenick’s second of the year and his sixth of his pro career. The Union College product has now won back-to-back games and is 3-3-0-0 on the season.
After scoring his first pro goal on Saturday, Timo Meier (2) waited just one minute and 50 seconds to score his second as the Barracuda struck for an early lead. Marcus Sorensen entered the offensive zone, dropped a pass for Danny O’Regan whose shot was blocked and redirected to the stick of Meier who whipped it into the open net. Each team had one power play chance after the goal, but it stayed 1-0 after 20 minutes.
In the second, the same cast of characters extended San Jose’s lead to two. After the Rampage hit a post, Sorensen (3) blazed the other way and went top shelf on Kent Simpson to make it 2-0 Barracuda at 6:18, assisted by Meier and O’Regan. San Jose failed to score on its lone man-advantage of the period and each team put seven shots on net, but Grosenick held it at 2-0 San Jose.
In the final frame, the Barracuda killed off two San Antonio power plays and added two empty netters from Rourke Chartier (5) at 17:59 and Sorenson (4) at 19:23 to earn the 4-0 win.
Simpson (0-1-0-0) suffered the loss in his Rampage debut by allowing two goals on 22 Shots.
The Barracuda wrap up its five-game road trip with two games against San Diego on Friday, Nov. 18 and Saturday, Nov. 19. San Jose returns home on Tuesday, Nov. 22 against the Bakersfield Condors. For tickets visit SJBarracuda.com/tickets or call 408.999.5757.