Gameday: Barracuda vs Rampage

Barracuda vs. San Antonio Rampage Preview

Feb 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.

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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.

Barracuda Bites…

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)

Important #’s:

  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, 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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