San Jose Barracuda Saturday game wrap: Chartier’s shorthanded goal is the gamer as Barracuda defeats Tucson 5-2

March 25, 2017

AHL, San Jose Barracuda

sjbarracuda.com photo: San Jose Barracuda Ryan Carpenter (40) takes a swing with the stick as they continue their visit in Tucson on Sunday against the Roadrunners

By Ana Kieu

The San Jose Barracuda beat the Tuscon Roadrunners 5-2 in the first of back-to-back games at Tuscon Convention Center Saturday.

After eight scoreless minutes, the Barracuda got on the board first. Eric Selleck was called for roughing at 8:25. Ryan Carpenter then scored off a rebound on the power play for his 10th goal of the season, giving his team a 1-0 lead 35 seconds later.

The Barracuda outshot the Roadrunners 10-1 and led 1-0 after 20 minutes.

The Roadrunners grabbed a 2-1 lead in a span of 3:10. Braden Troock scored his third goal of the season, beating Troy Grosenick to tie the score 1-1 just 4:41 into the second period. Selleck followed with his fifth goal of the season to put the Roadrunners ahead 2-1 at 7:51.

The Barracuda tied the score 2-2 at 14:16 when Rourke Chartier scored a short-handed goal for his 16th of the season. A little over three minutes later, Carpenter tipped in a Joakim Ryan shot from the left point for his second of the game and 11th of the season, giving his team a 3-2 lead.

With 34 seconds left in the period, the Barracuda made it a 4-2 game when Ryan sent a pass to John McCarthy, who beat Adin Hill top-shelf for his 17th goal of the season.

The Barracuda outshot the Roadrunners 22-10 and carried a 4-2 lead to the locker room after 40 minutes.

The Barracuda capitalized on the man advantage early in the third period. Ryan MacInnis was called for high-sticking just 1:18 into the period. Mirco Mueller hammered a shot from the left point, beating Hill five-hole for his second goal of the season 80 seconds later.

The Barracuda (39-14-2-4) beat the Roadrunners (24-28-7-0) by a score of 5-2. Grosenick finished with 14 saves for San Jose.

Hill made 25 saves in a losing effort for Tuscon.

The Barracuda achieved the victory by scoring four unanswered goals and going 3-for-5 on the power play.

The Barracuda return to action Sunday when they face the Roadrunners again at 4:05 p.m. PST on AHL Live and AM 1220 KDOW.

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