SAN JOSE BARRACUDA (6-5-4-0) at HENDERSON SILVER KNIGHTS (13-2-0-0)
SUN., MAR. 21 | 12:00 P.M. | Orleans Arena | Las Vegas, NV
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Knight and Day: The Barracuda are set to face off with the Henderson for the second-straight day on Sunday, after suffering a 5-2 loss on Saturday afternoon. San Jose is 3-0-0 after regulation losses this season and look to continue that trend on Sunday. After the weekend in Henderson, the Barracuda will head to Bakersfield for one before returning to Jose for four-straight home games.
Blichfeld Boiling: Joachim Blichfeld has started off the season on a tear, recording points in eight of eleven contests. Blichfeld ranks second in the AHL in goals and fifth in shots (50) and is pacing the Barracuda in goals, points (12), shots, first goals (2) and is tied for first in power-play goals (2) and insurance goals (1).
Make it True: Alexander True has been on a tear over the last five games.
The fourth-year forward has a five-game point streak, amassing seven points (3G+4A) over the stretch. The Copenhagen native is tied with Joachim Blichfeld with a team-leading twelve points.
Friendly Faces: The Silver Knights roster and staff feature a pair of Sharks alumni. Danny O’Regan, the AHL’s Rookie of the Year with the Barracuda in 2017, is in his first season within the Golden Knights organization after signing this offseason as a free agent. O’Regan has tallied 14 points (4G+10A) so far this season, including a goal against the Barracuda on Saturday and now leads the Knights in that department. And Joel Ward, former Sharks’ forward, is in his first season as an assistant with the Silver Knights.
Moving Pieces: On Friday, the Sharks announced the recall of defenseman Christian Jaros and the reassignment of defenseman Nick DeSimone. In addition, the team recalled goaltender Josef Korenar and reassigned goaltender Alexei Melnichuk. The Sharks also reassigned forward Ivan Chekhovich to the Barracuda from the KHL (Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod) where he collected 34 points (17+17=34) in 43 games. Chekhovich made his AHL season debut on Saturday and picked up an assist.