Barracuda Fall in Overtime

Captain Bryan Lerg Nets His 20th But Barracuda Fall in OT

Apr 6, 2016

San Antonio, TX – The San Jose Barracuda  (29-24-8-3, 69pts) presented by Barracuda Networks picked up a much needed  point in a 4-3 overtime loss to the host San Antonio Rampage (30-34-8-0, 68pts)  in front 6,062 fans at AT&T Center on Wednesday evening.  With the  Barracuda (.539%) overtime loss and the Charlotte Checkers (.556%) regulation  loss earlier in the evening, San Jose inched a little closer to the 8th  and final playoff spot in the Western Conference with four games remaining.

San Jose led 2-0 but trailed 3-2 midway through the third  period before Bryan Lerg netted his 2nd of the game and his 20th  of the season to force overtime. Petter Emanuelsson also scored in the first  period while Aaron Dell made 34 saves in net for the Barracuda.  Garry  Nunn (4th) scored at 2:11 of the overtime frame on a delayed penalty  call with a one timer shot from low in the left wing circle for the game  winner.

San Jose came out of the gate flying as captain Bryan  Lerg (19th) gave the Barracuda a quick 1-0 lead just 15 seconds into  the contest after het snapped a quick shot from on top of the crease past  goaltender Reto Berra as John McCarthy and Jeremy Morin each picked up  assists.  As a Barracuda power play came to a close, Petter Emanuelsson  (11th) scored his 3rd goal in four games after he skated  out from behind the net and made a nice move past a Rampage defender and slid a  quick shot into the net at 12:36.  Shots were 12-9 Barracuda through 20  minutes of play as San Jose took a 2-0 advantage into the first intermission.

San Antonio put together a much better charge in the  second period as they outshot San Jose 13-6 and scored the period’s only goal.  Borna Rendulic (15th) deflected a shot past Aaron Dell at 13:40 on the power  play to get the Rampage on the board.  San Jose led 2-1 through 40 minutes  of play.

Ben Street (5th) tied the score at 57 seconds  of the third period after a great entry into the zone by Borna Rendulic.   The Rampage took a 3-2 lead after Brandon Gormley (3rd) snuck a  wraparound past Dell at 5:37.  But the Barracuda would tie the score at  3-3 just 14 seconds into their 5th power play as Bryan Lerg (20th)  whacked home a rebound at 12:35 to force overtime.

With a delayed penalty coming to the Barracuda and an  extra attacker on the ice, Garry Nunn (4th) fired a one timer  through the pads of Aaron Dell at 2:11 to give San Antonio the 4-3 overtime  win.

Notes: Three Stars: 3rd star Bryan Lerg  (2-0-2) 2nd star: Ben Street (1-1-2) 1st star: Garry Nunn (OTG)….Final shots  were 38-32 in favor of San Antonio… Reto Berra (4-6-0) made 29 saves on 32  shots for San Antonio….Aaron Dell (15-14-6) made 34 saves on 28 shots for San  Jose…. Troy Grosenick served as the backup goalie for the Barracuda ….San Jose  went 1-for-5 on the power play while San Antonio went 1-for-4…. Raffi Torres  (IR), Danny Doremus (inj), Michael Brodzinski, Frazer McLaren, and Alex Gallant  did not dress for the Barracuda…Nikita Jevpalovs was recalled from Allen and  was back in the lineup for the Barracuda…. Alex Schoenborn was loaned to the  Allen Americans before the game….the Barracuda are now 0-2-1-0 on their six  game road trip… San Jose now has just four games left in the regular season (1  home, 3 away)…. Ryan Carpenter now has a five game point streak (1-5-6) with an  assist…Trevor Parkes picked up his 1st fighting major of the season  in a second period bout with Mason Geertsen…John McCarthy added two assists…  Petter Emanuelsson left the game early in the third period and did not  return…San Jose is now 4W-8L in overtime this season.

Coming up…. 
  On Friday, the Barracuda travel to Austin, TX to battle the Stars (AHL  affiliate of the Dallas Stars) with a 5:30pm (pacific) faceoff at the Cedar  Park Arena. Coverage begins on tape delay at 8pm on AM 1220 KDOW. (you can  listen live on or

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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