By: Eric He
The San Jose Barracuda had a tremendous opportunity to come back from a 2-0 deficit, but could not convert on a late 5-on-3 power play as they fell to the Ontario Reign 2-1 on the road on Wednesday night.
The loss kicked off a seven-game road trip for the Barracuda.
Jeremy Langlois cut a 2-0 deficit in half in the second period for the Barracuda with a nice individual effort, bursting into the zone and firing one in from the left circle.
But Ontario’s two first period goals were too much to overcome. Kurtis MacDermid and Sean Backman recorded goals for the Reign before the ten-minute mark of the first as they outshot San Jose 11-5.
The Barracuda finished 0-for-3 on the power play and missed a key chance to even the score late in the third with a two-man advantage.
They have now lost six of their last seven games and are 3-6-0-1 overall. They are 2-2-0-0 on the road.
Next up, San Jose will play a pair of games at the San Diego Gulls on Friday and Saturday.