sjbarracuda.com photo: The San Diego Gulls Keaton Thompson (4) skates the puck up front with Gulls teammates Kalle Kossilla (14) and Antoine Laganiere (28) anticipating a shot or pass while the Barracuda Mirco Mueller (41) helps defend in front of the net with goaltender Tony Grosenick (1)
By: Eric He
Two minutes into their game against the Gulls (18-12-2-1), the San Jose Barracuda (19-10-1-3) found themselves trailing.
They never bounced back in a 5-1 loss in San Diego on Friday night in front of a crowd of 12,920 AHL fans at Valley View Casino Center.
Jordan Samuels-Thomas deposited the game’s first goal with a shot that went in from the left circle. Scott Sabourin gave the Gulls a 2-0 lead heading into the second with a goal late in the first period.
The Barracuda wouldn’t find the back of the net until late in the third period on a goal by Patrick McNally. By that point, the game was out of hand. Nick Sorensen gave San Diego a 3-0 lead heading into the third period, and the Gulls extended the lead to 4-0 in the third.
Goaltender Troy Grosenick allowed four goals on 34 shots.
San Jose plays Ontario on the road on Saturday to continue its seven-game road trip.