Nov 25, 2021


FRI., NOV. 26 | 5:00 P.M. | Pechanga Arena | San Diego, Ca.



Black Friday Frenzy: After a 5-1 loss to the San Diego Gulls on Wednesday, the Barracuda look to get back on track in the final meeting of four consecutive against the Anaheim Ducks affiliate. The Barracuda have lost three in a row to the Gulls and are now 23-29-6-3 lifetime against SD and 10-14-3-2 at the Pechanga Arena.


Halbgewachs Heat Check: Jayden Halbgewachs extended his point streak to four games (2+4=6) with a goal on Wednesday and now has points in seven of his last eight outings (3+7=10). The fourth-year pro notched his second career three-point game on Friday against the Gulls with a goal and two assists and now leads the team in points (5+8=13). Halbgewachs has already surpassed his assist and point totals from last year in 12 fewer games.


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 that night. Reedy is one of eight rookies in the AHL this season to lead their team in scoring as a first-year player. The former Golden Gopher 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%). 


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 1,687 games, going 793-686-48-160 (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: The Barracuda’s 13 penalty-kill streak was snapped after allowing two PP goals on Wednesday against the Gulls who are third in the league (12/49= 24.5%) on the power-play. On the other side, the Barracuda are ranked fifth (13/58=22.4%) on the man-advantage.


Young Guns: 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 13 games played this year and ranks first on the Gulls in scoring, goals, assists, power-play goals (4), and shots (43). Brayden Tracey is coming off his first career three-point night (2+1=3) and now has 10 points (4+6=10) in 13 games played.

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