Back-and-forth game ends in overtime with Barracuda on top 5-4

Photo courtesy of San Jose Barracuda. The Barracuda celebrate a goal against the Stars at Tech CU Arena.

By Titus Wilkinson (@TitusWisme)

SAN JOSE- In what was a fun game for the fans at Tech CU Arena the Barracuda took on the Stars once again and beat them this time by a final of 5-4 in overtime.

Aaron Dell this time was between the pipes for San Jose while Dylan Wells got the start for Texas.

Scoring in this game did not take long to get to as on a turnover on a breakout San Jose pounced on a loose puck and Brandon Coe finished beautifully making it 1-0. On the goal Kyle Criscuolo was awarded an assist which was the 200th point of his AHL career.

After a successful penalty kills on both sides the Stars made a miscue defensively and Danil Gushchin grabbed the puck and sniped it home making it 2-0. Surprisingly enough Aaron Dell was given an assist on the goal along with Andrew Agozzino.

While on the power play San Jose made a mistake themselves leading to a goal for the Stars as Nicholas Caamano scored shorthanded.

That ended up being all the scoring in the first period with the shots finishing in favor of Texas at 11-9.

The second period saw San Jose’s offense get off to a quick start once again as just 1:34 in Tristen Robins scored his 12th goal of the season. That goal was enough to get Wells pulled as Remi Poirier was called on once again against the Barracuda.

That goalie pull seemed to light a fire under the Stars as just a little after the goal Riley Barber scored to make it a 3-2 game.

Texas continued their offensive momentum as Rhett Gardner scored getting his eight goal of the season and tying the game up at three.

The end of the second period saw tensions rise as a total of 27 penalty minutes was given out after a scrum broke out between the two teams. The scrum saw Ben Gleason and Patrick Holway drop the gloves while Jeffrey Viel was given a ten minute unsportsmanlike conduct.

At the end of the second period the shots favored the Stars 25-15.

The second period set up an exciting third period and it did not disappoint.

Kicking off the scoring on yet another defensive miscue San Jose was gifted yet another goal with this time Jacob Peterson scoring. It was his first goal with the Barracuda and was also against his former team.

The Stars did not call it quits and less than five minutes after the goal Barber scored his second goal of the game and tied the game back up at four.

After the goal once again the Stars and Barracuda got into it as 10:35 into the third as this time a total of 26 penalty minutes were given out.

That goal from Barber did end up being the last goal of regulation and that meant overtime between the two foes.

The shots at the end of regulation was tied between the two teams at 30-30.

Sometimes overtime can bring out the most unlikeliest heroes and this game did just that.

The play started with Texas trying to get out of their zone and the puck being kept in by San Jose. On the keep in Peterson picked up the puck and dished it to Patrick Sieloff in the slot who sniped it home sending Tech CU Arena into chaos.

That goal was Sieloff’s first of the season and couldn’t have come at a better time.

The three stars of the game were 1st: Patrick Sieloff 2nd: Jacob Peterson 3rd: Kyle Criscuolo

San Jose’s next game will be on the road against the Colorado Eagles on Tuesday at 6:05 p.m.

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