San Jose Barracuda Wednesday game wrap: All good things come to end Barracuda lose 14 game win streak and to Texas 2-1

March 1, 2017

AHL, San Jose Barracuda photo: San Jose Barracuda forward Barclay Goodrow (23) battles for the puck with Texas Stars left winger Austin Flynn (15) in front of the net Stars goaltender Justin Peters (32) on Wednesday night at Solar4America Ice in San Jose

By Ana Kieu

SAN JOSE— The San Jose Barracuda’s 14-game win streak came to an end as they lost 2-1 to the Texas Stars in a shootout at Solar4America Ice on Wednesday night.

The Stars received a power play after Dan Kelly was called for cross-checking at the 13-minute mark of the first period. The Barracuda successfully killed off their penalty.

The Stars played with a physical edge. The Barracuda were able to handle the intensity, but they weren’t really playing their best hockey.

“They played last night,” head coach Roy Sommer said when asked about the Barracuda’s ability to handle the Stars’ physicality. “I think they had a little bit of a lay off and I think it just took us a while to get back into it, and I think it was just kind of different…this wasn’t the greatest place to play a home game, but we had to do it, and they had to do it. And I think they were just a little more hungrier than us.”

The Barracuda and Stars each had nine shots as they skated to a scoreless tie after 20 minutes.

Buddy Robinson was called for slashing at 12:16 of the second period. Just seconds after Robinson’s penalty expired, Ethan Werek scored his seventh goal of the season to put the Stars on the board 1-0 at 11:09.

Brandon DeFazio was called for tripping with 1:43 left in the period. The Barracuda received their first power play of the game, but were unable to capitalize with the man advantage.

Shots were 26-23 in favor of the Barracuda, who trailed the Stars 1-0 after 40 minutes.

Ryan Carpenter collected a pass from Tim Heed and tipped it into the net for his ninth goal of the season, tying the score 1-1 at 10:32 of the third period.

The game went into overtime as the score was tied 1-1 after 60 minutes with the Barracuda outshooting the Stars 39-35.

The game was eventually decided by a shootout as the two teams remained tied at 1-1 after overtime with the Barracuda outshooting the Stars 43-38.

In the first round, neither Daniel O’Regan or Travis Morin scored. In the second round, neither DeFazio or Barclay Goodrow scored. In the third round, Adam Helewka missed a shot, but Werek’s game-winner lifted the Stars to a 2-1 win over the Barracuda.

With the win, the Stars snapped the Barracuda’s 14-game win streak. Justin Peters finished with 42 saves for Texas.

Troy Grosenick made 37 saves in a losing effort for San Jose.

“They didn’t score enough goals,” Sommer said when asked about what went wrong with the Barracuda’s offense. “We had chances. We hit a post there late. We had a couple of good looks on the 3-on-3. We had a couple of breakaways and some point-blankers. We just didn’t score tonight, and you got to give it to their goalie (Peters) because he played well.”

The Barracuda visit the Stockton Heat (22-22-4-1) on Saturday at 7:30 pm PST on AHL Live and AM 1220 KDOW.


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