Dell-icious Win in Texas

Barracuda Have DELLicious Win in Texas

Apr 8, 2016

Austin, TX – Aaron Dell made 33 saves for his 3rd  shutout of the season as the San Jose Barracuda (30-24-8-3, 71pts) presented by  Barracuda Networks picked up a much needed win with a 3-0 victory over the host  Texas Stars (38-25-7-3, 86pts) in front 6,458 fans at Cedar Park Center on  Friday evening.  With the Barracuda (.546%) win and the Charlotte Checkers  (.556%) idol this evening, San Jose inched a little closer to the 8th  and final playoff spot in the Western Conference with three games remaining.

Bryan Lerg, Julius Bergman, and Nikolay Goldobin scored  for the Barracuda while Aaron Dell made 33 saves for his 16th win  between the pipes.  John McCarthy added two assists as the Barracuda were  whistled for a season high 39 penalty minutes in the road victory.  The  Barracuda and Stars tangle again in Austin, TX on Saturday at 5pm (pacific).

A free flowing first period of play saw the Barracuda  outshoot the Stars 9-6 and take a 1-0 lead into the first intermission.   Captain Bryan Lerg (21st) found a loose puck in front of the net and  sent a no look backhander through a screen and past netminder Maxime Lagace at  7:30 assisted by John McCarthy and Mirco Mueller.

Julius Bergman (3rd) scored his 1st  career professional power play goal after his one timer at the side of the net  hit the twine after a great feed by Ryan Carpenter just 52 seconds into the  second period.  After that, it was the Aaron Dell show as he made 16 saves  as the Barracuda were outshot 16-3 in the middle frame.  The Barracuda  were whistled for a season high 35 penalty minutes which included 17 to Gus  Young (5th) after he stood up for his defensive partner Joakim Ryan  who was drilled from behind by Branden Troock at 8:42.  San Jose led 2-0  after 40 minutes of play.

Aaron Dell made 11 more saves in the third period and  Nikolay Goldobin (19th) scored an empty netter after a great play by  John McCarthy at the red line.  Shots in the third period were 11-7 in  favor of Texas.

Notes: Three Stars: 3rd star Brendan Ranford  (0-0-0, ?) 2nd star: Bryan Lerg (Goal) 1st star: Aaron Dell (33 saves,  Win)….Final shots were 33-19 in favor of Texas… Maxime Lagace (19-10-2) made 16  saves on 18 shots for Texas….Aaron Dell (16-14-6) made 33 saves on 33 shots for  San Jose…. Troy Grosenick served as the backup goalie for the Barracuda ….San  Jose went 1-for-7 on the power play while Texas went 0-for-6…. Raffi Torres  (IR), Danny Doremus (inj), Michael Brodzinski, Frazer McLaren, and Petter  Emanuelsson (inj) did not dress for the Barracuda… the Barracuda are now  1-2-1-0 on their six game road trip… San Jose has just three games left in the  regular season (1 home, 2 away)…. Ryan Carpenter now has a six game point  streak (2-5-7) with an assist…San Jose was whistled for a season high 39  penalty minutes… Gus Young picked up 19 penalty minutes.

Coming up…. 
  On Saturday, the Barracuda have a 5pm (pacific) date with the Stars (AHL  affiliate of the Dallas Stars) at the Cedar Park Arena.  Coverage begins  on tape delay at 6pm on AM 122O KDOW. (you can listen live on or

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