Gameday: Barracuda vs Condors

Barracuda vs. Bakersfield Condors Preview

Feb 14, 2016

The San Jose Barracuda and the Bakersfield Condors (AHL affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers) meet for the 7th of 12 meetings this season, the 4th of six meetings at the SAP Center.  The Barracuda are 3-2-0-1 vs. the Condors this season and are 3-2-0-1 in six career matchups. San Jose is 2-0-0-0 on their three game home stand and currently sits in 3rd place in the Pacific Division.  The Condors have won a season high four straight games and are just percentage points behind the Barracuda in the standings for the final guaranteed playoff spot in the Pacific Division.  Ryan Carpenter has 10 points (2-8-10) in six games vs. the Condors while Matthew Ford has eight points (7-1-8) in six games vs. the Barracuda.

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In case you missed it…
Aaron Dell made 30 saves as the San Jose Barracuda (21-16-5-3, 50pts) presented by Barracuda Networks picked up an impressive 5-0 victory over the visiting San Antonio Rampage (22-22-7-0, 51pts) on Pink in the Rink Day presented by Kaiser Permanente in front of 4,696 fans at SAP Center on Saturday afternoon. Ben Smith scored twice while Patrick McNally, Nikita Jevpalovs, and Bryan Lerg also struck for San Jose as goaltender Aaron Dell made 30 saves in net for the franchise’s 1st shutout.  Trevor Parkes added two assists as the Barracuda improved to 2-0-0-0 on their three game home stand which ends on Sunday at 3pm vs. the Bakersfield Condors.

JJ Khaira, Anton Slepyshev, and Rob Klinkhammer scored while Anders Nilsson made 37 saves in net in his Condors’ debut as Bakersfield won their season high 4th straight game with a 3-2 victory in Ontario on Friday night.  Andrew Miller added two assists as Bakersfield won despite getting outshot 39-17.

Barracuda Bites…

1. Roy Sommer 1998-current 18 seasons 1,388 games 638 WINS
2. Fred "Bun" Cook 1937-56 19 seasons 1,171 games 636 WINS
3. Frank Mathers 1956-85 18 seasons 1,256 games 610 WINS
4. John Paddock 1981-2010 16 seasons 1,125 games 589 WINS

*Now in his 18th season as the San Jose Sharks AHL affiliate’s head coach, Roy Sommer ranks 1st in the AHL in games coached (1,389) and now victories (638) as he surpassed Fred Cook with the 4-2 victory over the Ontario Reign (AHL affiliate of the LA Kings) on Feb 10. In the AHL, he has coached 120 players who have gone on to play in the NHL, including 95 who have spent a portion of their careers with the San Jose Sharks. In all, 20 players who have dressed for the San Jose Sharks this season played for Sommer in the AHL at one point in their career.

*Bryan Lerg, Mirco Mueller, Dylan DeMelo, Nikolay Goldobin, Melker Karlsson, Micheal Haley, John McCarthy, Barclay Goodrow, Ryan Carpenter, Ben Smith, Matt Tennyson, Chris Tierney, and Alex Stalock have all played for the Barracuda (AHL) and the Sharks (NHL) this season.

*Breaking down February…. The Barracuda have a 2-2-0-0 (4pts in 4gp) record in February with 11 GF and 6 GA.  PP is 4-13 (30.8%); opponent’s power play is 1-12 (8.3%); and the Barracuda have 0 fighting majors in February.

*Streaks… for the Barracuda; Bryan Lerg (2-2-4), Ben Smith (4-1-5), and Nikolay Goldobin (0-3-3) all have three game point streaks…John McCarthy (0-2-2) and Mirco Mueller (0-2-2) each have a two game streak… for the Condors: Matthew Ford (4-7-11) has a seven game point streak…JJ Khaira (3-5-8) has a five game streak…Andrew Miller (1-6-7) three games…Rob Klinkhammer (3-0-3) two games.

*Doubleheaders… the Sharks and Barracuda play 13 doubleheaders at SAP Center this season including a Barracuda/Sharks sweep yesterday.

Nov 7 Barracuda lose 3-2 to Gulls Sharks lose 1-0 to Anaheim Ducks
Nov 28 Barracuda win 5-4 over Stars Sharks win 5-2 over Calgary Flames
Dec 5 Barracuda win 7-6OT over Condors Sharks lose 4-3 to Tampa Bay Lightning
Dec 12 Barracuda lose 5-0 to Gulls Sharks lose 2-0 to Minnesota Wild
Dec 28 Barracuda lose 4-1 to Checkers Sharks lose 6-3 to Colorado Avalanche
Dec 30 Barracuda win 3-2SOW over Checkers Sharks win 4-2 over Philadelphia Flyers
Jan 9 Barracuda win 6-4 over Rampage Sharks win 7-0 over Toronto Maple Leafs
Jan 18 Barracuda lose 5-3 to Condors Sharks lose 4-3 SOL to Ottawa Senators
Jan 23 Barracuda lose 2-1 to Reign Sharks win 4-3 over Minnesota Wild
Feb 13 Barracuda win 5-0 over Rampage Sharks win 4-1 over Arizona Coyotes
  Barracuda are 4-5-0-0 Sharks are 4-4-0-1

*Five for fighting… The Barracuda have 23 fighting majors through 45 games this season…. (McLaren 3, Young 3, Arseneau 1, Carpenter 1, Cundari 1, Goodrow 1, Lerg 1, Gallant 9, Haley 1, Hanson 1, McNally 1)

Important #’s:

  San Jose Bakersfield
Goals For 2.73 – 21st 3.14 – 5th
Goals Agst 2.78 – 12th 3.09 – 22nd
Shots For 29.29 – 17th 30.09 – 13th
Shots Agst 31.20 – 21st 34.02 – 29th
PIMS 12.40 – 25th 15.07 – 11th
Fighting Majors 23 – 23rd 25 – 21st

Today’s San Jose Barracuda game can be heard live on AM 1220 KDOW, online at, and a video stream (for a fee) through AHL Live. Fans can listen inside the SAP Center at 102.1 FM.

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