Tucson, AZ – The San Jose Barracuda (33-11-1-3) needed extra time to extend their winning streak to 14 games, but in OT Timo Meier (11) beat Adin Hill from the slot to earn the 4-3 victory over the Tucson Roadrunners (22-21-5-0) at the Tucson Arena on Saturday night.
The Barracuda outshot the Roadrunners 11-to-5 through the first 20 minutes, but neither team was able to break through.
In the second, Mitch Moroz (2) wrapped a loose puck from behind the San Jose net at 2:19 to give the Roadrunners the first lead of the game, but Marcus Sorensen (16) responded for San Jose on the power play at 4:10 after Adin Hill had made the initial point-shot save from Julius Bergman, Sorensen slid home the loose puck. Sorensen (17) earned San Jose its first lead after three ‘Runners had fallen in the offensive zone, the Barracuda raced down the ice on a shorthanded three-on-one, and Chartier set Sorensen (17) up on a one-timer from the right circle.
In the third, Kyle Wood (11) blasted a backdoor one-timer past Grosenick on the power play at 3:34 to tie the game and Laurent Dauphin (12) gave Tucson the lead at 17:56. Desperate for the equalizer, Nikolay Goldobin (15) fired a shot past Hill from just inside the blue line at 17:56 and Timo Meier won it for San Jose at 1:46 in the extra session.
Grosenick earned his 12th win in a row after making 19 saves while Hill suffered the loss after giving up four goals on 38 shots.
1. SJ - M. Sorensen (2+0=2)
2. TUC - A. Hill (34 saves)
3. TUC - C. Mueller (0+2=2)
The San Jose Barracuda return to SAP Center on March 5 to take on the San Diego Gulls. For tickets visit SJBarracuda.com/tickets.