Jan 18, 2022

SAN JOSE BARRACUDA (13-17-1-0) vs SAN DIEGO GULLS (11-13-2-0)

TUES., JAN. 18 | 7:00 P.M. | SAP CENTER | SAN JOSE, CA



Tuesday Tilt: After a 5-1 loss at Bakersfield on Saturday, the Barracuda return to the SAP Center for one game to take on the San Diego Gulls on Tuesday night. The Barracuda are 1-4 against the Gulls this season but are coming off their only win over the Ducks affiliate in the most recent meeting on Dec. 18 at the Pechenga Arena (4-1 W). The Barracuda boast a lifetime record of 24-29-6-3 against San Diego and 13-13-3-1 at home. The Gulls picked up one-goal decisions in each of the first two games in Northern California on Nov. 19 (3-4 L) and Nov. 20 (1-2 L). Defenseman Nikolas Brouillard leads all skaters in head-to-head play with seven points (2+5=7) while Brayden Tracy and Scott Reedy sit atop their team leads with three goal each when facing one another. After Tuesday, the Barracuda and Gulls will square off two more time during the regular season.


Last Time Out: The Barracuda gave up three opening-period goals on Saturday night against the well-rested Bakersfield Condors who had been off for a week after a pair of postponements. The Condors would add an additional goal in each of the final two periods en-route to the 5-1 win. All six combined goals came during five-on-five play. Steenn Pasichnuk lit the lamp in the third for the Barracuda’s only goal, their first in two games this season at Bakersfield.


Youth Movement: Youngsters Brayden Tracey, 20, and Jacob Perreault, 19, sit atop the Gulls scoring board. Tracey (’19) and Perreault (’20) were each taken in the first round in back-to-back drafts, and both have made their NHL debuts this month for the Ducks. Tracey is pacing the Gulls in goals (9), assists (14), points (23), +/- (+11) and points-per-game (.88), while Perreault ranks t-first on the Gulls in power-play goals (4) and shots (67).


800 for Sommer: On Jan. 8, 2022, head coach Roy Sommer picked up AHL victory #800 with a 6-3 win over the Henderson Silver Knights. The Oakland, Calif., native has been behind the bench for 1,703 games in the AHL, going 801-696-48-160 (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, notching a 4-2 victory on Feb. 10, 2016, over Ontario. Sommer collected his 700th win on Dec. 3, 2017, at Bakersfield (2-1 W).


Reedy Rolling: Before Saturday, rookie forward Scott Reedy had notched goals in three consecutive games. The Minnesota alumnus ranks t-second in the AHL in goals (16), first in power-play goals (9) and first in shooting percentage (38.1). In addition, Reedy has skated in his first five games in the NHL this season with the Sharks. Reedy has three goals in three games against San Diego this season.

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