Barracuda vs. San Antonio Rampage PreviewFeb 13, 2016
The San Jose Barracuda and the San Antonio Rampage (AHL affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche) meet for the 5th of 6 meetings this season, the 3rd of three meetings at SAP Center. The Barracuda are 2-1-1-0 vs. the Rampage this season and 2-1-1-0 in four career matchups. San Jose opened up their three game home stand with a 4-2 win on Wednesday over the Ontario Reign and are currently tied for the third guaranteed playoff spot in the Pacific Division. The Rampage are 2-1-0-0 on their season long 11 game road trip as the Rodeo has taken over the AT&T Center in San Antonio.
In case you missed it…
Barracuda Head coach and Bay Area native Roy Sommer picked up record breaking win #637 to surpass Fred “Bun” Cook (636 wins) for the most wins in AHL history as the San Jose Barracuda (20-16-5-3, 48pts) presented by Barracuda Networks began a three game home stand with a 4-2 win over the visiting Ontario Reign (28-11-3-1, 60pts) in front of 3,974 fans at the SAP Center on Wednesday evening. Aaron Dell made an AHL season high 50 saves in net for San Jose while Gus Young (1-1-2) and Ben Smith (1-1-2) each had a two point game. Bryan Lerg and Barclay Goodrow also scored for the Barracuda as San Jose scored twice on the power play and added a shorthanded goal for the victory.
The Rampage grabbed a 3-2 win in game 3 of their 11 game road trip on Wednesday night in Charlotte, NC. Mikko Rantanen had two pints (1-1-2) while Joey Hishon and Marc-Andre Cliché also scored for San Antonio. Roman Will made 21 saves in net for the win.
AHL COACHING WINS – ALL-TIME
|1. Roy Sommer||1998-current||18 seasons||1,388 games||637 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 (1,388) and now victories (637) with the 4-2 victory over the Ontario Reign (AHL affiliate of the LA Kings). 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 1-2-0-0 (2pts in 3gp) record in February with 6 GF and 6 GA. PP is 3-10 (20.0%); opponent’s power play is 1-11 (9.0%); and the Barracuda have 0 fighting majors in February.
*Streaks… for the Barracuda; Bryan Lerg (1-1-2), Ben Smith (2-1-3), and Nikolay Goldobin (0-2-2) all have a two game point streak… for the Rampage: Garrett Thompson (2-2-4), Maxim Noreau (2-4-6), Joey Hishon (1-5-6), and Mikko Rantanen (4-5-9) all have a four game point streak…Borna Rendulic (3-2-5) has a three game streak and Marc-Andre Cliché (1-1-2) has a two game streak.
*Doubleheaders… the Sharks and Barracuda play 13 doubleheaders at SAP Center this season. The Sharks host the Arizona Coyotes tonight at 7:30pm. Breakdown of the doubleheaders this season at SAP Center:
|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|
|Barracuda are 4-5-0-0||Sharks are 4-4-0-1|
*Five for fighting… The Barracuda have 23 fighting majors through 44 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)
|San Jose||San Antonio|
|Goals For||2.68 – 21st||2.94 – 12th|
|Goals Agst||2.84 – 13th||3.06 – 21st|
|Shots For||28.98 – 23rd||28.72 – 24th|
|Shots Agst||31.23 – 21st||32.96 – 27th|
|PIMS||12.64 – 23rd||14.66 – 14th|
|Fighting Majors||23 – 22nd||32 – 13th|
Today’s San Jose Barracuda game can be heard live online at www.kdow.biz, and a video stream (for a fee) through AHL Live. Fans can listen inside the SAP Center at 102.1 FM.