Nov 23, 2022

Ontario, CA – The San Jose Barracuda (8-7-0-1) gave up the first five goals on Wednesday night at the Toyota Arena, falling 5-1 to the Ontario Reign (9-5-0-1).

In the first, the Reign would draw first blood on a power play goal from Sam Fagemo (5) as he cleaned up a rebound off a Quinton Byfield shot at 7:39. Then, Tobias Bjornfot (2) buried his first in 13 games as Martin Chromiak seemed a pass to him from the right wing. Tobie Bisson (1) then ripped a shot past Eetu Makiniemi stick-side to make it 3-0 at 4:43, his first goal in 42 games.

In the second, Tyler Madden steered in a loose puck from the crease to make it 4-0 at 4:41, his third consecutive game with a goal. At 15:45, Jordan Spence (1) would notch his first of the year as he drifted down from the right point and Alex Turcotte set him up for a one-timer. The Barracuda would finally stop the bleeding as Tristen Robins (6) went upstairs on Pheonix Copley while on the power play at 16:44 to make it 5-1.

In the third, the Barracuda would begin the period on a five-on-three penalty kill and then take three subsequent penalties in the period. Despite multiple power plays for Ontario, the game would end, 5-1.

Makiniemi (3-3-1) suffered the loss, allowing five on 34. Copley (6-3-1) would earn the win, stopping 21 of 22.

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