SAN JOSE, CALIF. - The San Jose Barracuda (0-1) outshot the San Diego Gulls (1-0) 38-to-16 but fell, 3-2, in overtime in game one of their best-of-7 Pacific Division Final series on Friday night at SAP Center.
Joakim Ryan (3) broke the deadlock at 9:35 on San Jose's second power play of the opening period. The second-year pro received a puck in the high slot uncovered and ripped a shot past a screened Jhonas Enroth to make it 1-0 San Jose. Despite putting just two shots on net in the first, Kalle Kossila (2) beat Troy Grosenick from just above the hashes at 17:46 on a 5-on-3 man-advantage to tie the game.
After a scoreless second, Ryan Carpenter (5) recaptured San Jose's lead by collecting a loose puck in the slot and firing a shot through Enroth's five-hole at 12:08. Nate Guenin (1) played spoiler and evened the score with a seeing-eye wrister from the right point off a draw at 16:04, forcing overtime.
38 seconds into the extra session, Kevin Roy (2) netted the game-winner on a breakaway.
The San Jose Barracuda continue their quest for the Calder Cup on Saturday, May 6 (7 PM) as they take on the San Diego Gulls in game two of a best-of-seven Division Final matchup at SAP Center. All the action can be heard on AM 1220 KDOW, www.kdow.biz and watched on www.ahllive.com. Tickets are available at the SAP Center Box Office, at 408-999-5757, or online at SJBarracuda.com/tickets.
SJ: J. Ryan (3), R. Carpenter (5)
SD: K. Kossila (2), N. Guenin (1), K. Roy (2)
SJ: T. Grosenick - L (13/16)
SD: J. Enroth - W (36/28)
BARRACUDA Power Play: (1/4)
BARRACUDA Penalty Kill: (3/4)
1. SD - K. Roy
2. SJ - R. Carpenter
3. SD - N. Guenin