Barracuda blow out Canucks on the road 7-2

Photo courtesy of San Jose Barracuda Twitter. Barracuda players celebrate a goal against the Canucks on February 20th.

By Titus Wilkinson (@TitusWisme)

The second game in a row against the Canucks ended up being a blow out for the Barracuda on the road by a final score of 7-2.

For San Jose Strauss Mann got the start in goal while Spencer Martin started for the Canucks.

Barracuda’s offense got off to a hot start in this game as less than six minutes in William Eklund on a breakaway scored his 16th goal of the season.

Not long after the goal Abbotsford took a tripping penalty that lead to Eklund one-timing home his second geno of the night.

The offensive out pouring continued in the first as Artemi Kniazev sniped on blocker side taking San Jose’s lead to 3-0.

Yushiroh Hirano took a penalty once again putting San Jose on the power play and Kyle Criscuolo one-timed a pass home from Eklund stretching the Barracuda’s lead to four.

Eklund ended up finishing the first period with three points truly putting a highlight reel 20 minutes together.

Scoring in the second period didn’t take long to get going as just 2:56 into the period C.J. Suess scored on a beautiful feed from Tristen Robins.

A little after Suess’s goal the Canucks finally got a response from Tristen Nielsen who scored his 13th goal of the season.

Later in the second on a scramble out front Robins tucked it in tallying his 11th of the season.

That ended up being all of the scoring in the period with the shots finishing in favor of the Canucks at 25-22.

In the third period Abbotsford kicked things off as Kyle Rau banged home his 13th of the campaign.

Danil Gushchin responded making it 7-2 on a great effort as he wrapped the puck around and sniped it over Martin.

That ended up being the final goal of the game with the shots finishing in favor of the Canucks 39-34.

The three stars of the game were 1st: William Eklund 2nd: Strauss Mann 3rd: Tristen Robins

San Jose’s next game will be against the Ontario Reign on Friday at 7 p.m. on the road.

San Jose Barracuda podcast with Marko Ukalovic: Barracuda look to sweep Canucks today in Abbotsford

Strauss Mann was the man for the San Jose Barracuda by keeping shots out of the net just enough for the Barracuda to get by the Abbotsford Canucks in Abbotsford BC on Sat Feb 18, 2023 (photo by the San Jose Barracuda)

On the SJ Barracuda podcast with Marko:

#1 The Barracuda played the Canucks on the road and got a solid win after a great third period performance by a final of 4-3.

#2 In this one Abbotsford opened the scoring as Wyatt Kalynuk scored his 4th goal of the season. San Jose responded as Andrew Agozzino scored his 17th goal of the season. The second period had no scoring as the score remained at 1-1.

#3 Less than two minutes into the third period Nils Hoglander scored his eight goal of the season on the power play. The Barracuda responded quickly with William Eklund scoring his 15th goal of the season on the power play.

#4 The Canucks did not go away though as Danila Klimovich scored his 11th goal of the season. San Jose would end up holding on and winning 4-3.

#5 The Barracuda face the Canucks once again this afternoon at 2pm in Abbotsford Marko how do you see this match up?

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Strong third period leads to victory for Barracuda over Canucks 4-3

Photo courtesy of San Jose Barracuda. Strauss Mann gets ready before the game on February 18th against the Canucks.

By Titus Wilkinson (@TitusWisme)

The Barracuda played the Canucks on the road and got a solid win after a great third period performance by a final of 4-3.

In this one Abbotsford opened the scoring as Wyatt Kalynuk scored his 4th goal of the season.

San Jose responded as Andrew Agozzino scored his 17th goal of the season.

The second period had no scoring as the score remained at 1-1.

Less than two minutes into the third period Nils Hoglander scored his eight goal of the season on the power play.

The Barracuda responded quickly with William Eklund scoring his 15th goal of the season on the power play.

Only 17 seconds later C.J. Suess scored making it a 3-2 game in the third period.

He then followed that up with another goal this time on the power play.

The Canucks did not go away though as Danila Klimovich scored his 11th goal of the season.

San Jose would end up holding on and winning 4-3.

The Barracuda’s next game will be on Monday against the Canucks once again at 2 p.m. on the road.

San Jose Barracuda podcast with Marko Ukalovic: Cuda coming off getting swept in two by Canucks face off against Wranglers Friday

The Abbotsford Canucks forward William Eklund (9) tries to put a stick on the San Jose Barracuda left winger William Eklund (72) at Tech CU Arena in San Jose on Sat Feb 4, 2023 (photo by the San Jose Barracuda)

On SJ Barracuda podcast with Marko Ukalovic:

#1 The Abbotsford Canucks scored three goals in the second period as the defeated the San Jose Barracuda 3-2 to sweep the weekend series on Saturday afternoon at Tech CU Arena.

#2 San Jose heads into the All-Star break with having lost three of its past four games. Abbotsford has won three games in a row.

#3 San Jose (18-24-0-3) drew first blood on the power play early in the first period. Danil Gushchin fed a pass back to the point over to Derrick Pouliot who skated in a wired a wrist shot past Canucks goalie Arturs Silovs for his second goal of the season at the 7:23 mark.

#4 Abbotsford gained its first lead, a lead they wouldn’t relinquish, late in the middle frame. Matt Alfaro centered a pass through the crease where Vincent Arseneau scored his fourth goal of the season from point blank range.

#5 San Jose hosts the Calgary Wranglers for a two-game series starting on Friday 2/10 at 7:00pm at Tech CU Arena.

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San Jose Barracuda podcast with Marko Ukalovic: Barracuda hope to rebound from loss host Canucks Friday

The San Jose Barracuda defenceman Patrick Holway (left), the Bakersfield Condors left winger Tyler Benson center, and Barracuda goaltender Aaron Dell right anticipate the puck at Mechanics Bank Arena in Bakersfield on Sat Jan 28, 2023 (photo by San Jose Barracuda)

On the San Jose Barracuda podcast with Marko Ukalovic:

#1 The San Jose Barracuda (18-22-0-3) tough loss against the Bakersfield Condors  (16-21-2-1) after tying up Saturday’s game twice the Cuda just couldn’t hold on and lost by a goal 5-4 at Mechanics Bank in Bakersfield.

#2 The game kicked off with the Condors leading in shots by 4-0 putting the pressure on San Jose. At the 7:51 mark Patrick Sieloff took a holding penalty putting Bakersfield on the power play. On said power play Seth Griffith was given a pass across the slot that he tapped in scoring his 11th goal of the season.

#3 In the second period Luke Johnson kicked things early for San Jose as he received a pass from Jeffrey Viel that he finessed into the net tying the game up. 6:22 into the second period Barracuda was given a chance to take a lead as their power play unit hit the ice.

#4 Adam Raska was not done though as seconds after the last goal Raska got in on the forecheck, stole the puck, and took it to the net were he scored once again to make it 5-4. San Jose later in the period did pull Aaron Dell but could not get the equalizer and thus fell 5-4.The shots finished in favor of the Barracuda at 36-28.

#5 The Barracuda are back at CU Tech Arena in San Jose on Fri Feb 3th as they the host Abbottsford Canucks (23-14-2-2) fourth place in the Pacific Division

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San Jose Barracuda podcast with Marko Ukalovic: Barracuda split two games with Abbotsford host San Diego Friday

The San Jose Barracuda William Eklund (72) scored two goals against the Abbotsford Canucks on Sun Jan 15, 2023 at CU Arena in San Jose (photo by San Jose Barracuda)

On the Barracuda podcast with Marko:

#1 The San Jose Barracuda after four straight loses picked up a 3-2 victory over the Abbotsford Canucks on Sunday in an afternoon matinee at Tech CU Arena in San Jose splitting the two game series.

#2 The Barracuda got scoring help from the jump in the first period from William Eklund who scored his tenth goal of the season at 6:09 with assists from Tristen Robbins and Thomas Bordeleau.

#3 Eklund picked up his second goal of the game in the second period and his 11th of the season at 1:05 and Phil Di Giuesppe scored for the Canucks at 14:05 as the Cuda lead held up 2-1.

#4 The Barracuda defenceman Derrick Pouilot scored his first goal at 5:20 in the third period which held up for the game winner in a one goal final 3-2.

#5 The Barracuda face off with the San Diego Gulls on Friday night for a 7:00pm start at CU Arena. The last time the two times met the Gulls defeated the Barracuda 5-2 in San Diego back on Wed Jan 11th.

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Rough second period leads to loss for Barracuda against the Canucks 5-1

Photo courtesy of San Jose Barracuda. Derrick Pouliot protects the puck against a Canucks player on January 14th.

By Titus Wilkinson (@TitusWisme)

SAN JOSE – In Derrick Pouliot’s return to the lineup San Jose came out flat at home and lost to Abbotsford by a final of 5-1.

The game took a little bit to get going with the first big play happening 6:24 into the game.

Wyatt Kalynuk threw a shot from the point towards the net and Kyle Rau perfectly deflected it to get his eight goal of the season and make it 1-0.

Less than five minutes after the goal San Jose took a penalty to give the Canucks a chance to go up two. However, as ended up being the story for the rest of the period the penalty kill was effective and killed off the power play.

The lone goal from Rau was the only goal of the period with the shots at the end of the period favoring San Jose 9-7.

To kick things off in the second Adam Raska and Guillaume Brisbois dropped the gloves just 1:09 into the period.

Seemingly feeling motivated by their teammates 5:53 into the second both Patrick Holway and Marc Gatcomb fought as well.

The second fight felt like it motivated the Barracuda and only a couple minutes after the fight Jeffrey Viel scored his seventh goal of the season.

It was a play right off the face-off were the puck came straight back to Viel and he ripped it past Artūrs Šilovs to tie the game up at one.

Only 45 second later though the Canucks had a response ready on a five-on-three power play as Linus Karlsson banged home his 11th goal on the campaign.

Later on that same power play which was now a five-on-four Phil Di Giuseppe one timed home a shot from the wing to extend the lead to two.

After the three straight goals from the Canucks the Barracuda were clearly reeling looking for a response.

13:02 into the second Abbotsford saw fit to tack on as San Jose made a terrible turnover behind their own net. On the turnover Danila Klimovich scored his eight goal of the season making the score 4-1.

Klimovich’s goal was the last of the period as the shots in total now favored the Canucks at 21-18.

The third period offered a major opportunity for San Jose to come back as their power play unit was given multiple chances.

In total the Barracuda had three power plays and could not score on a single one ending the night at an abysmal 0/6 on the PP.

With the score at 4-1 San Jose decided to pull their goalie but Arshdeep Baines scored on the empty cage to get his fourth goal of the season and essentially end the game.

At the end of the night Abbotsford lead in shots at 29-26.

The three stars of the game were: 1st: Christian Wolanin 2nd: Artūrs Šilovs 3rd: Jeffrey Viel

The Barracuda will continue their home stand tomorrow were they will look for redemption against these same Canucks at 1 p.m.

Barracuda drop another one on the road against the Canucks 6-3

Photo courtesy of San Jose Barracuda Twitter. A mass of players piles up in front of Abbotsford goaltender Collin Delia.

By Titus Wilkinson (@TitusWisme)

San Jose went into Abbotsford and took on the Canucks Wednesday night and proceeded to drop their fifth in a row by a final of 6-3.

The first period saw the Barracuda open up the scoring with Andrew Agozzino scoring his 10th goal of the season. Both Darren Brady and Artemi Kniazev assisted on the goal.

The Canucks rallied back mere minutes later as Phil Di Giuseppe scored his fifth goal of the season and his second in as many games. Vasily Podkolzin and Guillaume Brisebois assisted on the goal.

With the period tied the Barracuda struck back this time Max Verronneau scored getting his first goal of the campaign. The assists on the goal went to Luke Johnson and Ozzy Wiesblatt.

At the end of the first the shots finished in favor of the Barracuda at 14-10.

In the second period the first goal wouldn’t come till the 14:22 mark were Justin Dowling scored his sixth of the season to get the Canucks the lead back.

A little over a minute later the Canucks got the fans up on their feet again as Will Lockwood scored his 12th goal of the season.

The shots still favored San Jose at the end of the second 27-20.

Opposite to the second the scoring in the third happened a lot quicker as at the 4:36 mark Rathbone scored on the power play to bring the Canucks lead up too two goals.

Later in the game the Barracuda pulled their goalie but Chase Wouters scored on it to get his third goal of the season and put the game away.

Despite being down, on the power play Danil Gushchin scored his eight goal of the season to bring the score back to 5-3.

Trying once again to come back San Jose pulled their goalie but once again the Canucks scored on it this time Linus Karlsson scored his eight goal of the season.

The three stars of the game were 1st: Phil Di Giuseppe 2nd: Jack Rathbone 3rd: Vasily Podkolzin

The shots at the end of the game finished in favor of San Jose at 34-25.

San Jose will get a little bit of a break as they won’t play again until Tuesday where they’ll play the Condors at home at 5:00 p.m.

On the road Barracuda drop their fourth straight against the Canucks 6-2

Photo courtesy of San Jose Barracuda Twitter. Thomas Bordeleau gets warmed up before a game.

By Titus Wilkinson (@TitusWisme)

In Abbotsford the Barracuda took on the Canucks and dropped another one this time by a final of 6-2.

For San Jose it’s been a rough road trip with no wins to speak of and in this one they’d look to reverse their fortunes.

The Barracuda did not get off to a great start however when just 3:58 into the first Kyle Rau scored to get his sixth of the season. The assists on the goal went to both Justin Dowling and Christian Wolanin.

At the 11:07 mark the Canucks doubled up their score by getting another one this time John Stevens scored to get his sixth of the season. Phil Di Giuseppe got the lone assist on the goal.

That ended up being all the scoring in the first as both teams powerplay’s went 0/2.

The shots at the end of the period also favored Abbotsford at 10-4.

Down 2-0 the Barracuda found a response 5:16 into the second as Andrew Agozzino got his ninth goal of the season with both Patrick Sieloff and William Eklund getting assists on the play.

Not long after San Jose got closer the power play unit for the Canucks struck to get the lead back to two with Dowling getting his fifth goal on the year. Both Wolanin and Tristen Nielsen assisted on the goal.

Nick Cicek at the 13:34 mark took a hooking penalty and put Abbotsford’s power play unit back on the ice.

Feeling the momentum of their last power play goal they scored again this time Will Lockwood scored his 11th goal of the season. Dowling and Wolanin joined in again on the scoring both assisting on the goal.

On top of giving up two power play goals Aaron Dell got a surprising ten minute misconduct for abuse of an official. He stayed in the game though and the Canucks did not score on the power play.

At the end of the period the shots still favored the Canucks at 18-14.

In the third just 3:32 in Abbotsford continued the offensive push this Di Giuseppe scored tallying his fourth of the season. John Stevens got the lone assist on the goal.

The Canucks offense was not done yet though as Rau scored his second of the game making it 6-1 with both Lockwood and Dowling assisting on the goal.

With little time left in the third San Jose’s power play hit the ice once again and this time scored as Thomas Bordeleau scored to get his 13th of the season. Eklund and Danil Gushchin both assisted on the goal.

That ended up being the final goal of the game with the score finishing at 6-2.

The three stars of the game were: 1st: Justin Dowling 2nd: Christian Wolanin 3rd: Kyle Rau

The shots at the end of the game ended tied at 24.

San Jose’s next game will be tomorrow against the Canucks once again in Abbotsford at 7 p.m. 

San Jose Barracuda podcast with Marko Ukalovic: Barracuda and Canucks battle in Abbotsford tonight

In their last game against the Colorado Eagles the San Jose Barracuda dropped a three goal match in Colorado on Fri Dec 16, 2022 (photo by the San Jose Barracuda)

On the SJ Barracuda podcast with Marko:

#1 In their second of back to backs against the Eagles the Barracuda lost another one on the road 5-2.

#2 The penalty unit despite being forced out there early killed the PP off and went perfect in the first period killing all four penalties they faced. Though the penalty kill went fine five-on-five the Eagles got a goal 9:39 into the first period from Ryan Wagner who got his fourth goal of the season. Both Spencer Smallman and Keaton Middleton got assists on the goal.

#3 Less than five minutes after the first goal for Colorado they followed that up as Smallman got another his second in as many games. The Barracuda’s Middleton and Josh Jacobs also got assists on the goal.

#4 At just a two goal deficit San Jose looked to tie it by pulling their goalie. Burke though would end that push with an empty net goal his seventh of the season from Anton Blidh and Ryan Wagner.

#5 San Jose’s next game will be on Tuesday on the road against the Abbotsford Canucks at 7 p.m.

Marko is a San Jose Barracuda beat writer and covers Barracuda home games at http://www.sportsradioservice.com