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SAN JOSE BARRACUDA (3-4-1-0) vs ABBOTSFORD CANUCKS (4-4-2-0)
SUN., NOV. 14 | 4:00 P.M. | Abbotsford Centre | Abbotsford, B.C.
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Oh Canada: On Sunday, the Barracuda wrap up their two-game weekend series with the Abbotsford Canucks, the newest member of the AHL’s Pacific Division. On Friday, the Canucks notched three goals in the first 6:02 of the game and never looked back en-route to a 7-1 win. Prior to Friday, the last meeting between Sharks and Canucks AHL affiliates came on March 3, 2010 (Manitoba vs. Worcester). And the last time the Barracuda played north of the border was Dec. 31, 2017, at Manitoba (Winnipeg Jets), 2-5 L. Lifetime the Barracuda are 3-2 when playing in Canada.
Double Sheldon: Both Sheldon Dries and Sheldon Rempal sit atop the Canucks scoring list with 12 and 10 points respectively. Dries racked up four points (1+3=4) on Friday, along with a +5 rating and now has points in five of his last six games (5+5=10). Dries is pacing Abbotsford in goals (6), plus/minus (+8), power-play goals (2) and unassisted goals (2). Rempal, who scored twice on Friday, leads the team with seven assists, 37 shots on net, two power-play assists and two first goals. Both are alumni of the Pacific Division. Dries skated in parts of three seasons with the Eagles and Avalanche (2018-21) and Rempel played parts of two seasons with the Kings and the Reign (2018-20).
Welcome Back: On Sunday, Barracuda leading scorer Noah Gregor returns to San Jose’s lineup after sitting out Friday’s game due to Canadian COVID-19 border crossing laws. The Beaumont, Alberta native is riding a five-game point streak (3+5=8), which is one shy of a career-high for consecutive games with a point. In addition to Gregor's return, the Sharks assigned seven players back to the American League on Friday after lifting seven players and multiple staffers off the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol list. The Barracuda roster now sits at 16 forwards, nine defensemen, and three goalies.
Reedy Rolling: Barracuda forward Scott Reedy netted his team-leading fourth goal of the year on Friday and team-leading second power-play goal. The first-year pro sits second on the team in points and ranks first in the AHL in shooting percentage (4/8=50%).
Sommer Time: Head Coach Roy Sommer returns for his AHL-best 24th season in 2021-22 and his 26th within the Sharks organization. The Oakland, Calif. native has been behind the bench for 1,682 games, going 791-683-49-159 (W-L-T-OTL/SOL) over that span. During the 2015-16 season, the Barracuda’s first in San Jose, Sommer surpassed Fred “Bun” Cook (636 wins) for the most wins in AHL history in a 4-2 win over the Ontario Reign on Feb. 10, 2016.
Powering Up: The Barracuda went 4-for-10 last weekend against the Stars on the power-play and are now at 23.7% when up a man, which ranks fifth in the league, despite going 1-for-9 on the man-advantage on Friday. The Barracuda have power-play goals in three consecutive games and five of their last six outings. The team buried a season-high three PPG en-route to its 7-5 win over the Stars on Sunday and now have eight different skaters who have recorded at least one goal on the power-play.