Ontario, Ca. – The San Jose Barracuda (11-15-5-0) scored a season-high four goals in the third period on Saturday night at the Toyota Arena in Ontario but would eventually fall 5-4 in overtime to the Ontario Reign (18-10-3-1) as Sam Fagemo completed a hat trick in the extra session.
In the loss, Scott Sabourin notched his third career two-goal game, and the Barracuda also got tallies from defensemen Radim Simek and Shakir Mukhamadullin.
In the first, on the game’s first shot, Fagemo (14) beat Magnus Chrona glove-side to give the Reign a 1-0 lead. The Reign would extend their advantage after a neutral-zone giveaway by the Barracuda led to Sam Helenius (4) snapping in Ontario’s second goal of the game at 15:54.
In the second, the Reign would go up 3-0 on the power play as Akil Thomas (10) steered in a rebound from just above the crease.
In the final period, the Barracuda would break through as Simek (5) slung in a point-shot with a second remaining on the team’s first power play. Fagemo (15) pushed Ontario’s lead back to three at 4-1, but a minute and six seconds later, Ethan Frisch would find Mukhamadullin (5) parked in front of the net, cutting it back to two. At 15:54, Sabourin (7) would inch the Barracuda within a goal as he tipped in a Nathan Todd shot and then 2:01 later, Sabourin would tie the score at 4-4.
In overtime, the Barracuda were outshot 4-0 and as they began the the period on the penalty kill, and Fagemo would win it at 2:17 as the game got back to full strength.
The Barracuda return to Tech CU Arena on Tuesday as they square off with Ontario Reign for the third consecutive game. For tickets and more information, head to SJBarracuda.com.