No Sunday Funday for the BarracudaFeb 14, 2016
San Jose, CA - The San Jose Barracuda (21-17-5-3, 50pts) presented by Barracuda Networks closed out their three game home stand with a 4-2 loss to the visiting Bakersfield Condors (23-18-2-2, 50pts) in front of 4,193 fans at SAP Center on Sunday afternoon.
Ben Smith scored twice, and now has found the back of the net in four straight games while Aaron Dell made 22 saves in net in the loss. JJ Khaira and Andrew Miller each had a goal and an assist for the Condors as Anders Nilsson made 21 saves in net as Bakersfield won a season high 5th straight game.
Each team fired 11 shots on goal in the first period but the Condors were the only team to find the back of the net. Andrew Miller (12th) fired home a rebound past goaltender Aaron Dell after great puck pressure by the Condors in deep at 15:55. San Jose trailed 1-0 after 20 minutes of play.
Bakersfield outshot San Jose 7-4 in a scoreless second period of play as the Condors took a 1-0 lead into the second intermission as Aaron Dell had 17 saves.
The two teams combined for five goals in the third period on 16 shots on goal. JJ Khaira (8th) finished off a 2-on-1 at 7:06 to give the Condors a 2-0 advantage. Ben Smith (6th) charged the net at 12:05 and put home a John McCarthy rebound past Anders Nilsson to get the Barracuda on the board. Ryan Hamilton (15th) fired home a cross the slot pass at 16:20 to put Bakersfield back up by a pair of goals. But the Barracuda would not pack it in as Ben Smith (7th) struck again at 18:50 with the extra attacker on the ice to cut the lead to 3-2. Just 43 seconds later, Rob Klinkhammer (8th) scored into an empty net to seal the 4-2 road victory for the Condors.
Notes: Three Stars: 3rd star JJ Khaira (1-1-2) 2nd star: Ben Smith (2-0-2) 1st star: Andrew Miller (1-1-2)….Final shots were 26-23 in favor of Bakersfield… Anders Nilsson (2-0-0) made 21 saves on 23 shots for Bakersfield….Aaron Dell (9-10-5) made 22 saves on 25 shots for San Jose in his third straight start…. San Jose went 0-for-2 on the power play while Bakersfield went 0-for-2…. Frazer McLaren (inj), Raffi Torres (rest), Alex Gallant (inj), Rick Pinkston, Daniel Doremus, and Mark Cundari (inj) did not dress for the Barracuda… Bryan Lerg (2-3-5), Ben Smith (6-1-7), and Nikolay Goldobin (0-4-4) all have a four game point streaks… it was the final home game in the month of February for the Barracuda as they play the next four games on the road.
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