Barracuda claim fifth straight win to wrap up road trip 5-4

February 5, 2017

AHL, San Jose Barracuda

By: Eric He

The San Jose Barracuda’s winning streak reached a franchise-record five games after a 5-4 win over the Manitoba Moose on Saturday at the MTS Centre.

Ahead 4-1 entering the third period, the Moose scored twice to cut the lead to a goal on two scores by Kyle Connor. They pulled the goaltender down by one, but Marcus Sorensen scored an empty netter to give the Barracuda a 5-3 lead. Still, Quinton Howden didn’t let the Barracuda breathe as he found the back of the net 11 seconds later, though San Jose held on for the one-goal win.

The Barracuda led 2-1 after one period. After Manitoba’s Peter Stoykewych netted a power play goal three minutes into the game, Adam Helewka responded with a banked-in goal from below the goal line to even the score. San Jose took the lead late in the period when John McCarthy tipped in a shot by Barclay Goodrow.

San Jose scored twice in the second to extend its lead to three goals. Danny O’Regan finished off a tic-tac-toe play with Sorensen and Nikolay Goldobin, and then Buddy Robinson scored his first goal in a Barracuda uniform with less than eight minutes gone by in the period.

Barracuda goaltender Troy Grosenick earned first star honors with 36 saves on the night. The Barracuda were outshot 40-39, but limited the Moose to just one power play goal in seven opportunities.

With their season-long seven-game road trip wrapped up, the Barracuda return home to play the San Diego Gulls on Wednesday.

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