The Calgary Wranglers swept the San Jose Barracuda in a two game set on Fri Feb 10, 2023 and Sat Feb 11, 2023 nights at Tech CU Arena in San Jose (photo by the San Jose Barracuda)
On the Barracuda podcast with Marko:
#1 Matthew Phillips scored the winning goal in the shootout to give the Calgary Wranglers a 5-4 victory over the San Jose Barracuda (18-25-0-4) on Saturday evening at Tech CU Arena.
#2 San Jose has lost five games in a row. Calgary has won three games in a row and swept the two-game series with San Jose.
#3 Calgary (33-11-2-0) drew first blood late in the first period. Emilio Pettersen point blank chance was initially saved by ‘Cuda goalie Eetu Makiniemi but the rebound was tucked home by Kevin Rooney for his third goal of the season at the 18:49 mark.
#4 Calgary had a power play in the overtime session but failed to take advantage of their opportunity as San Jose forced the game into the shootout. The Wranglers Daniil Chechelev finished the evening with 29 saves on 33 shots to earn the victory. Makiniemi made 27 saves on 31 shots in the losing effort.
#5 San Jose host the Ontario Reign (26-17-1-1) on Wednesday at 7:00pm at Tech CU Arena. The Reign are sixth in the AHL Pacific Division with 54 points and have won six of their last ten games. Can the Barracuda hold onto home ice and scratch out a win after losing five straight games?
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