By: Eric He
photo credit: San Jose Barracuda
The San Jose Barracuda began a short two-game road trip on the right track with a convincing 4-1 victory over the Stockton Heat on the road on Wednesday night.
The Barracuda jumped ahead with two second period goals. Nikolay Goldobin got things started with a power-play marker less than eight minutes into the period. Seven minutes later, Goldobin found Jeremy Morin for a goal that put San Jose ahead 2-0.
The sense of urgency continued in the final period, as John McCarthy connected on a breakaway early on to extend the lead to three goals. Barclay Goodrow recorded his team-high 17th goal of the season, fending off a late surge by the Heat for a strong road win.
Aaron Dell stopped 30 shots for the Barracuda, who were 1-of-4 on the power play and were outshot 31-23 by the Heat. But San Jose was able to hold Stockton to just two power plays, killing off both penalties.
The Barracuda currently stand at fourth in the Pacific Division and will play the Condors on Saturday on the road.