Barracuda Fall to Gulls

Barracuda Fall in San Diego in Season Finale vs. Gulls

Apr 2, 2016

San Diego, CA – The San Jose Barracuda (29-24-7-3,  68pts) presented by Barracuda Networks dropped a 5-3 decision to the host San  Diego Gulls (36-22-2-2, 76pts) in front 9,651 fans at Valley View Casino Center  on Saturday evening.  With the loss, the Barracuda remain behind the  Charlotte Checkers for the 8th and final playoff spot in the Western  Conference.

Barclay Goodrow, John McCarthy, and Petter Emanuelsson  scored for San Jose while Troy Grosenick allowed five goals in 24 shots in net  in the loss.  Shea Theodore added three assists for the Gulls to lead the  way offensively and Matt Hackett made 22 saves in net for San Diego.

A fast paced first period saw great back and forth action  and several great saves by Barracuda netminder Troy Grosenick. Ryan Carpenter  stole the puck away from a Gulls defender in the offensive zone and sent the  puck across the slot to a wide open Barclay Goodrow (18th) at 3:20  for the only score of the first period.  Shots were 8-6 Gulls through 20  minutes.

The Gulls broke out to a 3-1 lead in the second period as  Antoine Laganiere (14th) broke in behind the Barracuda defense at  1:45 and buried a shot past Troy Grosenick.  Corey Tropp (14th)  broke in alone on Grosenick at 4:44 after a great feed by Shea Theodore to give  the Gulls a 2-1 advantage.  San Diego struck on the power play at 13:02 as  Ondrej Kase (7th) finished off tic-tac-toe passing down low for  their third goal of the middle frame.  San Jose finally broke through as  John McCarthy (15th) scored shorthanded with a great individual  effort and snuck a quick shot through the pads of Matt Hackett at 16:21.   It was a physical second period that featured Alex Gallant (13th FM)  dropping tough guy Brian McGrattan with a series of right hands at 7:05.   Shots were 17-17 through 40 minutes of play as the Barracuda trailed 3-2.

Petter Emanuelsson (10th) tied the score early  in the third period after Mike Sgarbossa fell at the side of the net and  Emanuelsson picked up the loose puck and fired it just inside the cross bar at  27 seconds.  But the Gulls went back ahead for good as Brandon Montour (11th)  finished off a 3-on-2 rush at 5:12 and Nic Kerdiles (15th) scored on  a 2-on-1 rush at 12:49 to give San Diego the 5-3 home victory.  Shots were  8-7 San Jose in the third period.

Notes: Three Stars: 3rd star Antoine  Laganiere (1-1-2) 2nd star: Brandon Montour (1-1-2) 1st star: Shea Theodore  (0-3-3)….Final shots were 25-24 in favor of San Jose… Matt Hackett (8-7-0) made  22 saves on 25 shots for San Diego….Troy Grosenick (11-10-4) made 19 saves on  24 shots for San Jose…. Aaron Dell served as the backup goalie for the  Barracuda ….San Jose went 0-for-2 on the power play while San Diego went 1-for-3….  Raffi Torres (IR), Danny Doremus (inj), Patrick McNally, Frazer McLaren, and  Alex Schoenborn did not dress for the Barracuda…the Barracuda are now 0-1-0-0  on their six game road trip… San Jose now has just five games left in the  regular season (1 home, 4 away)….the shorthanded goal by McCarthy was the 6th  scored by San Jose this season….Ryan Carpenter now has a four game point streak  after an assist.

Coming up…. 
  On Wednesday, the Barracuda continue their six game road trip with a 5pm  (pacific) start in San Antonio vs. the Rampage (AHL affiliate of the Colorado  Avalanche).  Coverage begins on tape delay at 8pm on AM 1220  KDOW.   Listen to every game live for free on or AHL  Live. Join the game day conversation on Facebook and follow the game on Twitter  by following @SJBarracuda.

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