BARRACUDA DIM STARS, 5-4, IN OVERTIMEMar 18, 2023
San Jose, CA – The San Jose Barracuda (26-29-1-4) opened the scoring early in the first period and would never allow the Texas Stars (32-18-7-3) a lead, claiming a 5-4 overtime win at Tech CU Arena.
In the first, Brandon Coe (4) would open the scoring 3:50 into the frame, sending one over the shoulder Dylan Wells and ending a 22-game goalless drought, after Jeff Viel forced a Texas turnover. Kyle Criscuolo would collect point number 200 in the AHL with an assist on the goal. At the 14:19 mark of the period Barracuda goaltender Aaron Dell would pick up his first AHL assist with a stretch pass to Andrew Agozzino before Danil Gushchin (16) would put one off the post and in. At 16:42, Nicholas Caamano (2) would pull the Stars within one on a short-handed breakaway.
The second period would see Tristen Robins (12) go short side on Wells to restore the two-goal lead for the Barracuda at 1:34. The Stars would make a goaltending change, with Remi Poirier taking over in net. At 5:25, Riley Barber (28) would beat Dell along the ice to make it 3-2. Rhett Gardner (8) would tie the game at 13:45 with a quick shot over the left shoulder of Dell.
Starting the third period even at three apiece, former Stars forward Jacob Peterson (14) would score his first as a member of the Barracuda, sending one over the glove of Poirier. At 9:35, Barber (29) would pick up his second of the night to tie the score once again with a point-blank shot in front of Dell.
Overtime would see the Barracuda begin the extra frame with 1:13 left on a penalty kill. With 1:42 remaining in OT, Patrick Sieloff (1) would pick up his first of the season in dramatic fashion, teaming up with Peterson to beat Poirier over the right shoulder to give the Barracuda the 5-4 win.
Dell finished the night with 29 saves on 33 shots, picking up his second consecutive win, while Wells and Poirier combined for 26 saves on 31 shots in the Texas net.
The Barracuda wrap up its home stand on Saturday, March 18 against the Texas Stars (6 p.m.). Saturday will feature $3 beers for Hockey Is For Everyone Night. For tickets and more info about upcoming promotions and specials, visit sjbarracuda.com.