SAN JOSE BARRACUDA (5-6-1-0) vs SAN DIEGO GULLS (5-6-1-0)
WED., NOV. 24 | 7:00 P.M. | Pechanga Arena | San Diego, Ca.
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SoCal Shift: The Barracuda will play the third of a four-game set with the San Diego Gulls on Wednesday and the first of four games this season at the Pechanga Arena. The Gulls have taken the first two meetings by a single goal each, winning on Friday 4-3 and Saturday 2-1. The Barracuda are 23-27-6-3 lifetime against the Ducks affiliate and 10-13-3-2 in San Diego all time.
Reedy Rolling: Rookie forward Scott Reedy netted his fourth goal in his last three games for the Barracuda on Saturday in a 2-1 loss to the San Diego Gulls. The Prior Lake, Minnesota native received his first NHL recall on Monday and made his NHL debut in a 2-1 overtime win over the Carolina Hurricanes. Reedy is one of eight rookies in the AHL this season to lead their team in scoring as a first-year player. Reedy is first among league-freshmen in power-play goals (4), second in goals (8), T-seventh in scoring (12), and first among all skaters in shooting percentage (8/15=53.3%).
Halbgewachs Heat Check: Jayden Halbgewachs extended his point streak to three games (1+4=5) with an assist on Saturday and now has points in six of his last seven outings (2+7=9). The fourth-year pro notched his second career three-point game on Friday against the Gulls with a goal and two assists and has now surpassed both his point and assist totals from a season ago in 13 fewer games.
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 1,686 games, going 793-685-48-160 (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.
Sparkling Special Teams: After giving up a PPG in each of the team’s first eight games, the Barracuda have now killed off 13-straight on the PK. In addition, the Barracuda ranked second overall in the league on the man-advantage (13/52=25%) and have power-play goals in three consecutive games (3/10=30%) and six of the last seven (7/28=25%).
Young Gun: 19-year-old former first-rounder Jacob Perreault saw his eight-game point streak snapped on Saturday for the Gulls. The second-year pro has 15 points (7+8=15) in 12 games played this year and ranks first on the Gulls in scoring, goals, assists, power-play goals (4), and shots (43).