Barracuda edge the Moose 3-2 in second-to-last game of 2017

Photo credit: @sjbarracuda

By: Sports Radio Service Staff

The San Jose Barracuda snapped the Manitoba Moose’s point steak and continued their own after edging the home team 3-2 in Manitoba Saturday afternoon.

The Barracuda got on the board first as Filip Sandberg scored an early goal in the opening period. John McCarthy provided the lone assist on Sandberg’s goal.

The Barracuda killed off a penalty for a perfect 18 for 18 record. The Moose received a penalty shot, but Troy Grosenick made a much-needed save to prevent a potential Manitoba goal.

Shots were 12-8 in favor of the Barracuda, who led the Moose 1-0 after the opening period. San Jose capitalized on a bad bounce for the lone goal in the first 20 minutes.

The Barracuda were on their first power play of the game in the second period. Manuel Wiederer received a penalty shot on the power play, but it went high of the net.

The Moose tied the game at one apiece, but the Barracuda quickly responded to the equalizer. Brandon Bollig scored a goal to put the Barracuda up 2-1.

The Barracuda led the Moose 2-1 after two periods. San Jose also extended their penalty kill streak to 20 in a row.

Michael Brodzinski was called for cross-checking, which resulted in the Barracuda’s fifth penalty kill of the game. The Moose capitalized with the man advantage for a power play goal, tying the game at two apiece.

Wiederer picked up the rebound and got the Barracuda’s first 4-on-4 goal of the season. San Jose took a 3-2 lead, thanks to two assists from McCarthy and Cavan Fitzgerald.

The Barracuda held onto the 3-2 lead to win the first of two games in their weekend series vs. Moose. Grosenick made 24 saves and provided one assist in San Jose’s victory.

After fans watched the Barracuda and Moose battle it out until the very end, the home team had lots to celebrate in their second-to-last game of 2017.

Notes: Barracuda starting lineup — Emerson Clark, Tim Clifton, Jon Martin, Jacob Middleton, Julius Bergman and Troy Grosenick.

Up Next: Barracuda return to action against the Moose Sunday afternoon at 12 pm PT.

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