Barracuda can’t hold lead in loss to Reign

By: Eric He

photo credit: San Jose Barracuda–SJ Barracuda played a close one on Friday with the Ontario Reign only to lose 3-2

A two-goal third period lead was not enough for the San Jose Barracuda as they fell 3-2 to the Ontario Reign on the road on Friday night.

With an empty net, Sean Backman evened the score at 2-2 for the Reign, firing a one-timer past Barracuda goaltender Aaron Dell at the 18:28 mark.

The game went to overtime, and Ontario’s Nic Dowd delivered the game-winner in the first shot of the extra session.

San Jose struck first with two goals in the first period. Karl Stollery scored five minutes into the game on a power play. Then, with six minutes to play in the period, Trevor Parkes deflected a shot into the net to give the Barracuda a 2-0 lead.

But it was not enough, as neither team scored in the second and the Barracuda could not hold on to the two-goal advantage.

The loss means head coach Roy Sommer will have to wait until Saturday for another chance at tying Fred “Bun” Cook for most wins in AHL history. Sommer currently has 635 wins.

The Barracuda are now 18-11-5-3 overall and 3-5 in overtime. They face the Reign again on Saturday night at SAP Center.

The Bakersfield Condors beat the San Jose Barracuda

by Jerry Feitelberg

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slider photo: San Jose Barracuda–Barracuda were short finding the back of the net against Bakersfield Monday afternoon

SAN JOSE–The San Jose Barracuda, currently residing in second place of the Pacific Division, faced-off against the fourth place Bakersfield Condors. The Condors, who are the NHL affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers, scored three times in the first seven minutes of the game. The Barracuda played well in the second and third periods but could not overcome the three-goal deficit and fell to the Condors 5-3 before a holiday crowd of 5872 fans. Had the Barracuda won the game, coach Roy Sommer would have won his 636th game, which would have tied hime for most wins by an AHL coach.

The first period did not go well for the San Jose Barracuda. The Bakersfield Condors outplayed the ‘Cuda for the first seven minutes of the game scoring tree times and driving starting goalie Troy Grosenick to the bench. The Condors scored the first goal of the game with just one minute and five seconds played.  Ryan Hamilton scored his ninth of the year. Hamilton got the puck just outside the Condors’ zone and with the Condors had a two on one.Hamilton chose not to pass, and his shot beat Grosenick for the score.The Condors scored again with 3:58 played on a power play. Left winger Alex Gallant went to the penalty box for delay of game, and the Condors’ Rob Klinkhammer scored his second of the year. Assists went to Nikita Nikitin and Tyler Pitlick. Pitlick scored his second of the year with six minutes and fifty-eight seconds played. Klinkhammer and Joshua Winquist assisted. San Jose coach Roy Sommer decided to change goalies. Aaron Dell replaced Grosenick. Grosenick saw six shots on goal and allowed three goals.The Barracuda outshot the Condors fifteen to eleven, but  trail 3-0 after 20 minutes of play.

The Barracuda played much better in the second period. They cut the deficit to 3-1 when Ryan Carpenter put the puck past Condor goalie Eutu Laurikainen for the Barracuda’s first goal of the game. Barclay Goodrow and Petter Emanuelsson assisted on the play. Bakersfield increased the lead to 4-1 late in the second period. Joshua Winquist scored on a four-on-three power play. Assists went to Jordan Oesterle and Andrew Miller. The Barracuda outshot the Condors 12-9 in the period and 26-21 overall so far in the game.

The Barracuda outscored the Condors 2-1 in the third pereiod but it wasn’t enough as they lost 5-3. The Condors took a 5-1 lead early in the third period on a short-handed goal by Rob Klinhammer. It was Klinkhammer’s second goal of the game. The Barracuda came back and scored on a power play. Defenseman Karl Stollery beat Laurikainen for the tally. Ryan Carpenter and Petter Emanuelsson assisted. Bryan Lerg notched his tenth goal of the year when he took a pass from Trevor Parkes and was able to put it in the net for the score. The Barracuda outshot the Condors 19-6 in the final period and 45-27 overall but found themselves on the short end of the score 5-3.

Game Notes- Aaron Dell replaced Troy Grosenick in goal early in the first period. Troy Grosenick started for San Jose but was ineffective. Coach Sommer replaced him after seven minutes of play. Dell played fifty-three minutes and allowed just two goals keeping the Barracuda in the game.However, San Jose could not overcome the three-goal deficit and lost their eleventh game of the year. Their record is now 18-11-4-3. Next games for the Barracuda include an away game with the Ontario Reign on Friday January 22nd at 7 pm and a home game in San Jose on Saturday, January 23rd.

 

 

Sommer Remains One Short of AHL Wins Record With ‘Cuda Loss

By: Ben Leonard

photo credit: San Jose Barracuda: SJ Barracuda drop a close one in overtime in Iowa to the Wild Saturday night

All season long, we’ve been watching San Jose Barracuda (18-10-4-3) head coach Roy Sommer’s win total to see when he’d reach the all-time AHL record for coaching wins — 636 set by Fred “Bun” Cook. He almost tied Cook’s record, until a quick Iowa Wild  (10-25-2-3) goal in overtime kept him just one win short in a 2-1 loss — 635 will just have to do for now.

The Barracuda still haven’t suffered a regulation loss in its list nine contests, and appear poised to help Sommer tie and pass Cook in the very near future. The ‘Cuda take on the Bakersfield Condors on Monday, and the Ontario Reign on Friday.

“Cuda right winger Trevor Parkes scored first for both squads, breaking the scoreless game two minutes into the second period with his seventh goal of the season. Parkes was assisted by Gus Young and Bryan Lerg on a difficult quick shot, helping the Barracuda take a 1-0 lead into the third period. ‘Cuda goalie Aaron Dell had saved 31 shots in those first two periods — until the Wild struck back.

Center Jordan Schroeder picked up his ninth goal of the season, beating Dell on a very close shot after several rebounds to tie the game with just over fifteen minutes left to play in the contest. Dell would go on to save the rest of the shots, giving him 44 in regulation — until overtime came around.

The first chance the Wild had, it cashed in — Gustav Olofsson took the team’s first shot in regulation, and kept Sommer waiting by beating Dell in the top of the net with his first goal of the season.

Sommer moves closer to history in Barracuda win

By: Eric He

photo credit: SJ Barracuda: SJ Barracuda get head coach Roy Sommer his 635th career win over the Rockford Ice Hogs on Friday night

The San Jose Barracuda notched a decisive 5-2 win over the Rockford IceHogs on Friday night and Roy Sommer moved closer to history by recording his 635rd career win.

While Rockford scored the first goal, but San Jose scored the next two with goals from Petter Emanuelsson and Bryan Lerg. The IceHogs responded on a one-timer by Mark McNeill to even the score, but Trevor Parkes answered for the Barracuda to give San Jose the lead again.

Up a goal in the third period, the Barracuda put the game away with two scores in the final frame.

The Barracuda have recorded points in their last eight games. Their road trip continues tomorrow in Des Moines against the Wild.

Barracuda beat Gulls in overtime

By: Eric He

photo credit: San Jose Barracuda-Barracuda skate to a 2-1 OT win in San Diego Wednesday night

San Jose Barracuda head coach Roy Sommer won his 634th career game and it came in grand fashion — a 2-1 overtime win over the San Diego Gulls on the road on Wednesday night.

Karl Stollery finished off a pass from Nikita Jevpalovs with less than 30 seconds remaining in overtime to notch the win for the Barracuda.

All goals were scored in the third period. The Barracuda struck first midway through the final frame on a one-timer by Nark Cundari. But shortly thereafter, the Gulls responded as Antoine Laganiere converted on a rebound to tie the game at 1-1.

While the first two periods were fill with scoring chances, lots of action, and a fight, neither team could score a goal. Barracuda goaltender Troy Grosenick fared well, making 24 stops including a crucial save on a penalty shot in the third.

The Barracuda advance to 17-10-3-3 on the season and are 3-0-1-0 against the Gulls. They have collected points in 11 of their last 12 games,

San Jose will now head to the midwest to take on the IceHogs in Rockford, Illinois on Friday.

Barracuda Win 5th Straight With 6 Goal Outburst

By Matthew T.F. Harrington

photo credit San Jose Barracuda: SJ Barracuda take to the net in 6-4 win over San Antonio Rampage Saturday night

SAN JOSE, Calif. – The goal judges at the SAP Center deserve a raise after Saturday. They were kept busy turning on the San Jose Barracuda’s goal lamp 6 times in a late game 2 of a double-header at the Shark Tank. Their trigger fingers must have been sore after flicking the switch 7 times for the parent club in a 7-0 Sharks win over the Toronto Maple Leafs in an afternoon matinee as part of game one.

“It makes you want to have a night like that,” said Barracuda forward Ryan Carpenter. “It looks fun when you score seven goals and don’t give up any. We were getting close but gave up a few too many. It was fun to play tonight.”

“It was a good night for the organization,” added Barracuda coach Roy Sommer. “We pulled 4 points out of the SAP center.”

The Barracuda (16-10-2-3) beat the San Antonio Rampage 6-4 to run the team’s season-high win streak to 5 games while holding down 2nd place in the Pacific Division. Michael Haley netted two goals and contributed an assist while Barclay Goodrow and Nikolai Goldobin continued 4-game point streaks. Ryan Carpenter joined Goodrow and Goldobin as Barracuda players with a goal and an assist while John McCarthy and Trevor Parkes had a pair of assists each in the blowout victory.

“When you have winning streaks it’s not just one line every night,” said Haley. “It’s just not realistic. We’ve been doing a great job of all lines going. It’s great spreading the wealth.”

Despite playing last night in Bakersfield the Rampage (15-14-7-0) looked like the fresher team out the gate. They tested netminder Troy Grosenick early, with Mat Clark firing a shot from the right boards that found its way into the back of the net 3:26 into play.

Clark’s odd angle goal, as well as a raucous crowd of over 6,000 including San Jose Earthquakes rowdy supporters the Ultras, gave the Barracuda just the motivation they needed. San Jose responded with three unanswered goals to close out the period. Captain Bryan Lerg and AHL All-star Barclay Goodrow scored 22 seconds apart in the 6th minute of the period while Michael Haley added a goal of his own late in the frame.

“It was a great atmosphere, especially for a late game,” said Haley. “The boys fed off it. Especially after they got the first goal. We fed off the fans and got a quick 3 to answer.”

Lerg’s goal at the 6:20 mark came on the breakaway after Jeremy Langlois drew a San Antonio defender at the Rampage’s blue line. Langlois flicked a pass to Lerg who drove to the net, faking a slap shot before pushing the puck to his backhand to beat goalie Roman Will. Trevor Parkes also picked up an assist on the captain’s 8th goal of the year.

While Lerg’s finish looked effortless, Goodrow’s strike took an act of will power. The team’s leading scorer withstood a check to the back to wrist in a rebound of a Julius Bergman point shot for his 14th of the year. He now has 3 goals and an assist over the last four games.

The Barracuda controlled the game for the remainder of the period, finally adding a power play goal on perfect passing by San Jose’s assist leader Ryan Carpenter. Carpenter circled the corner boards to Will’s right, shaking a defender before firing the puck cross-ice to a waiting Haley for his 21st helper of the year. Haley slipped his 10th goal of the campaign into the open net for a 3-1 lead.

Haley tallied the Barracuda’s first goal of the second on a sequence of passing to set up a perfect shot that the Golden State Warriors would be proud off. Nikolai Goldobin, protecting a 3-game point streak, passed up a shot to Will’s right, feeding a streaking John McCarthy up the win. McCarthy passed on a shot while being marked by a defender in the slot, instead shoveling the puck up to Haley for the finish 1:53 into the third.

“With Goldobin, he likes to do the fancy plays behind the net,” said Haley on his linemate. “John and I try to stick more North-South. It worked out well today. (McCarthy) and I were talking about how we weren’t chasing as much, we were making plays. Hopefully we can continue like that tomorrow.”

The Rampage wouldn’t be denied though, answering back just 1:07 later. Steve Henley managed to poke a puck past Grosenick in a netfront scramble to make it 4-2.

The Barracuda would restore the 3 goal lead at 5-2 6:17 into the period after a blue collar effort by Goldobin. The first-round pick fired a shot on Will from the left faceoff circle, then emerged from a six-man scrum with the puck behind the goal line. The Russian forward skated the puck behind San Antonio’s net before dipping below the goal line and turning to face the net. From there, he ripped the puck to his left to tie Haley with 11 goals this season.

McCarthy picked up his second assist of the night on the goal while Haley made it a three-point night with the primary helper.

While the game seemed out-of-hand entering the 3rd, a quick strike from the Rampage gave the visitors new life. 48 seconds into the final period of regulation Nikita Zadorov blasted a point shot that managed to find its way into the back of the Barracuda net to pull San Antonio within two at 5-3.

“You’ve got to put a team away,” said Carpenter. “When you score 6 you shouldn’t let a team hang around. Maybe it’s natural to let off the gas.”

Normally the assister, Carpenter became the assisted 4:28 into the period. The Barracuda’s leading point-getter managed to beat Will for his 6th goal of the season after receiving a pass from Trevor Parkes. Carpenter’s shot trickled past Will and skidded into the net with Parkes camped out in the crease. Goodrow also assisted for his 5th multi-point game this season.

“The goalie was standing still,” said Carpenter. “It slowly creeped behind him. It helps having a big body go to the net. I’m sure the goalie saw it out of the corner of his vision. I’m sure that had something to do with it.”

The Rampage would get a goal late in the 3rd after Langlois was checked out of the play near the San Antonio blue line. Lerg would confront the Rampage checker but while referees tried to split up the altercation at one end, play advanced to the Barracuda end. Defenseman Chris Bigras took advantage, scoring his 6th of the year with 4:33 left in regulation.

The Barracuda nearly matched the parent club with 7 goals, but an unselfish act by Goodrow resulted in an opportunity missed. With the Rampage net vacated, Goodrow streaked up the right side with Petter Emanuelsson a step behind. Instead of sliding the puck into the net, Goodrow dropped the puck to his linemate who was returning to action after missing the last three games with an injury. Emanuelsson’s shot clanked off the outside of the goal post. San Jose would fail to score into the empty net, settling for the 6-4 win.

“That shows you the unselfishness of Barclay,” said Sommer. “He was alone, by himself. All he had to do was tap it in. That’s real unselfish of him, but there’s a time and place for that stuff. Finish a team off when you can.”

After meeting for the first time this year, the two teams will meet again tomorrow. It doesn’t give the Barracuda much time to enjoy their winning ways.

“We’re feeling good, but this is the minors,” said Haley. “You go home, get something to eat, have a nap or have a sleep and you’re right back at it tomorrow. You can’t ride the wave too high. You have to keep an even keel.”

When the Barracuda take the ice Sunday against the Rampage, they’ll be looking to continue their streak but also push their coach to history. Sommer currently sits in second place all-time in wins as an AHL coach with 633, 3 behind Fred “Bun” Cook’s total. After tomorrow, the Barracuda hit the road for 3 contests.

“It’s around the corner,” said Sommer. “We’re probably going to be on the road, but that’s how it goes.”

The Barracuda rally from a two-goal deficit to defeat the Stockton Heat in Overtime

by Jerry Feitelberg

photo by San Jose Barracuda: Barracuda skate to victory over Stockton Heat 1-6-16

SAN JOSE–The San Jose Barracuda rallied from a two-goal deficit to beat the Stockton Heat 4-3 at the SAP Center Wednesday night in San Jose. With the win, the Barracuda’s record improves to 15-10-2-3 good for 35 points and third place in the Pacific Division. Stockton drops to 12-14-0-3 for the season. They currently reside in 7th place. The Barracuda did not play well until the third period. They could not take advantage of several Stockton penalties until late in the game. Trailing 3-2 with under a minute left to play, the Barracuda finally scored on the power play much to the delight of the fans.

The first period did not go well for the Barracuda. The Heat took a 1-0 with 4:24 played when Morgan Klimchuk scored his second goal of the year putting the puck past Al Stalock for the score. Kenny Agostino and former Shark Freddie Hamilton assisted on the play.San Jose had three power play opportunities, but Stockton played very well on the PK and kept the Barracuda at bay. Chris Tierney had a breakaway on the power play at the 12:39 mark but Heat goalie mad a huge stop to deny Tierney.  San Jose went on a power play when Hunter Smith went off for high sticking. The power play didn’t last long as the ‘Cuda’s Joakim Ryan went to the box for slashing. The teams had to play four on four for forty-four seconds before Stockton would have the man advantage. The Heat’s Kenny Agostino scored his seventh goal of the year as he beat Stalock with 49 seconds left in the first period. The assist went to Drew Shore.  The Heat outshot the Barracuda 12-11. Stockton in charge 2-0 after twenty minutes of play.

The second period belonged to Stockton. Each team scored a goal, but the Heat continued to play well. They killed off another penalty and outshot the Barracuda 14-6. San Jose has not been able to take advantage of four Stockton penalties so far, and Stalock has been less than stellar in goal. John McCarthy scored San Jose’s lone goal while Derek Grant notched his fifteenth of the year for Stockton in the period. The Heat leads 3-1 after two periods of play.

The Barracuda played very well in the third period.  They cut the deficit to one when Chris Tierney scored his first goal of the year as a member of the San Jose Barracuda. Jeremy Langlois and Julius Bergman picked up assists on the play. Al Stalock also played very well. He made two big stops to thwart the heat. San Jose tied the game with just thirty-five seconds left to play. The refs called Heat defenseman, Brett Kulak, for a high-stick infraction with just 1:50 left. San Jose pulled Stalock at the one minute mark and had six on four advantage when Barclay Goodrow beat Poulin to tie the game at three.

In overtime, the Barracuda’s Nikolai Goldobin scored the winning goal with just 1:51 left to play in the game. Jeremy Langlois had a breakaway, but Poulin stopped the shot. However, the rebound went to Goldobin, and he didn’t miss.San Jose wins 4-3 in overtime.

Barracuda Shoot Down Stars 5-1

By Mary Walsh

SAN JOSE-The San Jose Barracuda defeated the visiting Texas Stars by a score of 5-1 Sunday. The game featured Nikolay Goldobin’s first AHL hat trick, and a fine performance from goaltender Al Stalock. Stalock made 21 saves on 22 shots. Jeremy Langlois and Ryan Carpenter each scored a goal, and Gus Young had three assists.

Both teams had played the night before, the Barracuda in Bakersfield and the Stars in Stockton. Even the recent arrivals, Stalock and Tierney, played Saturday with the Sharks. The Barracuda won their Saturday game 5-4 in a shootout. The Stars lost theirs 7-6, also in a shootout. Both teams had reason to be a little weary Sunday, but it did not show. Sunday’s game was fast and entertaining.

The first penalty of the game went to the Barracuda’s Jesse Mycham. The Barracuda killed it off with alacrity.

8:40 into the game, Nikolay Goldobin scored to put the Barracuda up by one. Chris Tierney sent the puck up from behind the goal line, where Goldobin’s arrival was well-timed. With a quick lift, he put the puck over the Texas goaltender’s glove. Assists went to Tierney and Gus Young.

The Barracuda set the pace for the rest of the period. Several shots on net went right into Deslauriers’ clutches, as the Barracuda did not have enough traffic in front of the Texas goaltender.

With just 2:25 left in the first, the Stars caught San Jose off guard and tied the game. Stalock caught Dickinson’s wrap-around shot with his pads but only by diving across the crease. The puck went under him, changed direction somewhere underneath the goalie, and trickled across the goal line. An assist went to Greg Rallo.

San Jose’s Jeremy Langlois took the lead back when he caught a long pass near the faceoff dot in the Stars’ zone, deked his way around Brennan Evans and then beat the goaltender with a backhand from in close. Assists went to Goldobin and Young.

The Stars took a penalty early in the second period, and Brendan Ranford went to the box for delay of game. The Barracuda power play had some good looks but their best chances were for tip-ins that did not work.

As the penalty ended, the Stars went the other way immediately, then got pushed back, only to get a breakaway chance, followed by more o-zone time. The Barracuda were very much on their heels but Stalock kept the puck out.

As the game reached its midpoint, San Jose pulled themselves together. At 10:35, Tierney beat a Texas defender near the faceoff circle and got a pass to Goldobin for a shot. Desrosiers stopped the first shot but Goldobin picked up his rebound and put it around the goaltender to give the Barracuda a 3-1 lead.

The Stars took another penalty, this time to Travis Morin for tripping. San Jose’s power play was less dangerous-looking than it had been, but it was not a liability. After the penalty expired, the Barracuda continued to keep Texas at bay, limiting their shots mostly to the outside and getting the puck out quickly.

By the end of the second period, the score was 3-1 Barracuda, the shot count was 17-14 Barracuda.

San Jose jumped right back in to start the third period. They skated in three on two to extend the lead. Ryan Carpenter carried the puck to the hash marks and passed it to Barclay Goodrow. Goodrow’s shot came back out for Carpenter to pick up and put in the net. Assists went to Goodrow and Trevor Parkes.

A few minutes later, Goldobin escaped the neutral zone and darted unfettered to the Texas net where he wrapped the puck around the goalie and in goal for a hat trick. The goal was unassisted.

The Texas team had a power play opportunity at 9:49 when Alex Gallant went to the box for interference. It was a much better power play than their first and they held the zone relentlessly. They still failed to gain any ground on the four goal deficit.

Final score: 5-1 San Jose. The win puts the Barracuda in the playoff picture for the moment. They are in third place out of seven teams in the Pacific Division.

The Barracuda next play on Wednesday against the Stockton Heat.

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There was plenty of roster activity from the Sharks on Sunday. As the Sharks started a four day break in their schedule, they sent forward Chris Tierney and goaltender Alex Stalock to play with the Barracuda. Matt Tennyson was sent down a couple of days earlier, and officially Stalock’s and Tennyson’s assignments are for “conditioning” purposes. This limits the stay to 14 days. Historically, these assignments were used to bring players back from injury, but there is no strict language in the rules saying that a conditioning assignment cannot be used to keep a player tuned up when he is not playing much with the NHL club. It is likely that both Tennyson and Stalock will be back with the Sharks soon.

The San Jose Barracuda skate past the Texas Stars, win 5-1

by Jerry Feitelberg

photo of Barracuda goalie Alex Stalock by the SJ Barracuda

The San Jose Barracuda continue to play win as they defeated the Texas Stars Sunday night at the SAP Center by a score of 5-1.

Al Stalock was in goal for the Barracuda as he was sent down to get some work in before being called back up to the Sharks. Stalock hasn’t played much all season and the Sharks want him to get in game shape in order to rest Martin Jones. Also, in the Barracuda lineup was Chris Tierney. The Sharks also want Tierney to get some playing time.

Tierney was put on a line with 20-year old Nikolai Goldobin and did they ever click. Goldobin recorded his first-ever AHL hat trick and Tierney assisted him on two of the goals.

The following is from the Barracuda recap of the game.

Goaltender Alex Stalock (1-0-0) made his first AHL start since April 20, 2013 and made 21 saves for the Barracuda in the win.  Nikolay Goldobin (3-1-4), Jeremy Langlois (1-0-1), and Ryan Carpenter (1-0-1) scored for the Barracuda with Gus Young (0-3-3), Chris Tierney (0-2-2), Barclay Goodrow (0-1-1), and Trevor Parkes (0-1-1) adding assists.  Goaltender Philippe Desrosiers (0-1-0) made 19 saves for the Stars in his AHL debut with Jason Dickinson (1-0-1) scoring their lone goal.

The Barracuda came out hungry getting multiple high quality scoring chances throughout the first period.  Nikolay Goldobin (7th) got the scoring started after receiving a beautiful pass from Chris Tierney and put a quick one time snap shot into the back of the net at 7:37.

Jason Dickinson (7th) tied the game up for the Stars on a back door rebound that slid under Alex Stalock as he went from right to left on the save attempt at 17:35.

The Barracuda regained the lead 62 seconds later on a power move by Jeremy Langlois (7th) who came from the right of the net, broke through the top of the crease and put the backhand past goaltender Philippe Desrosiers.  The Barracuda led 2-1 heading into the first intermission with shots at 11 to 7 in favor of San Jose.

The fast-paced play continued in the second period.  Halfway through the period, Stalock made a great save keeping the one-goal lead for the Barracuda by stopping the puck between his skate blade and the post.  Goldobin (8th) lit the lamp for the second time at 10:35 on rebound on a pass from the corner that increased the Barracuda lead 3-1.  Shots were 7 to 6 in favor of Texas heading into the second intermission.

San Jose extended their lead 1:35 into the third period after a shot from Barclay Goodrow rang off the post and out where the attacking Ryan Carpenter (5th) slapped home the rebound.  At 7:39, Goldobin (9th) buried a breakaway to complete his first career AHL hat trick making it 5-1.  Shots were 8 to 7 in favor of the Stars in the third period as Alex Stalock stood his ground in the victory.

Notes: Three Stars: 3rd star: Alex Stalock (21 Saves, W) 2nd star: Chris Tierney (0-2-2, +4) 1st star: Nikolay Goldobin (3-1-4, +4)….Final shots were 24-22 in favor of San Jose… Philippe Desrosiers (0-1-0) made 19 saves on 24 shots for Texas….Alex Stalock (1-0-0) made 21 saves on 22 shots for San Jose in his first AHL start since April 20, 2013 at Syracuse…San Jose went 0-for-3 on the power play while Texas went 0-for-2… Scott Timmins (inj), Daniel Doremus (inj), Frazer McLaren, (inj), Petter Emanuelsson (inj), Julius Bergman (inj) and Mark Cundari did not dress for the Barracuda… before the game goaltender Alex Stalock was sent to the Barracuda on a conditioning assignment from the SJ Sharks and picked up his 79th AHL win… center Chris Tierney made his Barracuda debut as he was loaned by the Sharks earlier in the day and grabbed two assists….defenseman Mark Cundari returned from the Spengler Cup and did not dress for San Jose….goaltender Troy Grosenick was recalled by the SJ Sharks…Matt Tennyson skated in his 3rd game for the Barracuda on a conditioning assignment from the Sharks… Head coach Roy Sommer picked up win #631, trailing only Fred “Bun” Cook (636 wins) for the most wins in AHL history…Ryan Carpenter (3-0-3) now has scored a goal in three straight games…Gus Young finished with three assists and a +4 rating… Joakim Ryan also finished +4…San Jose moved to 8-7-0-1 at the SAP Center this season…San Jose won three straight games for the first time this season.

Coming up….

Barracuda beat Condors in a shootout

By: Eric He

photo credit: sjbarracuda.com San Jose Barracuda CCM/AHL Player of the Week Barry Goodrow and SJ Barracuda get win over Bakersfield on Saturday night

Jeremy Langlois recorded the lone goal in the seventh round of the shootout as the San Jose Barracuda defeated the Bakersfield Condors 5-4 on the road on Saturday night.

Aaron Dell and Laurent Brossoit both were perfect through six rounds, denying the first 13 shooters before Langlois came through.

With the game tied a 4-4 heading into overtime after a scoreless third period, San Jose notched several quality opportunities in the extra session but could not convert.

The second period consisted of nothing but offense, with each team recording three goals. Micheal Haley, Barclay Goodrow, and Ryan Carpenter scored for the Barracuda while Joe LaLeggia, Marc-Oliver Roy, and Matthew Ford notched goals for the Condors and the second period ended with the score tied 4-4.

Bakersfield got on the board first with Matthew Ford finishing after stealing a clear attempt by Dell, but Michael Haley responded for San Jose by scoring on a rebound, his third connective game with a goal.

The Barracuda are now 13-10-2-3. They return home on Sunday to take on the Texas Stars at 5pm.