Barracuda beat rival Silver Knights on the road 5-2

Credit to San Jose Barracuda Twitter. Patrick McGrath skates away after finishing a fight with a Henderson player.

By Titus Wilkinson (@TitusWisme)

On the road in Henderson the San Jose Barracuda (9-7-0-1) came out on top with a solid third period performance winning 5-2 over the Henderson Silver Knights (5-14-0-0) .

It was a battle between starter Laurent Brossoit for Henderson and Eetu Makiniemi for San Jose.

The PK unit for San Jose would have to be ready quickly in this game as just 1:36 into the first Billy Constantinou took a penalty for hooking.

Thankfully for the Barracuda the penalty unit came through with a solid kill and kept the score even.

At the 8:06 mark though with both teams at even strength Henderson found the back of the net with Jonas Rondbjerg getting his fifth goal of the season. It was a perfect rebound goal that he was able to tuck in with assists going to Bryon Froese and Pavel Dorofeyev.

Less than a minute later though Montana Onyebuchi responded with a slap shot from the right point that beat Brossoit to tie things up at one. Both Andrew Agozzino and Patrick Sieloff got the assists on Onyebuchi’s first goal of the season.

Besides the scoring there was also two fights between the rivals in the first period with McGrath and Onyebuchi both dropping the gloves.

That would end up being all the scoring for the first period with the shots finishing in favor of San Jose at 10-9.

At the 10:14 mark of the second period Tristen Robins on the power play ripped one in past a screened Brossoit to get his seventh goal of the season. The assists went to both Ryan Merkley and Andrew Agozzino.

Not to long after the power play goal by the black-and-blue Henderson responded with oner of their own as Byron Froese scored his third goal of the season. Daniil Miromanov and Sakari Manninen got the assists on the play that tied the game at two.

At the end of the second period the shots now favored Henderson 22-18.

The beginning of the third was a pretty methodical start with both teams trying not to give up that all important third goal.

At the 15:43 mark Thomas Bordeleau decided to play hero and tucked in a rebound out front to give the Barracuda a huge lead late in the third period. William Eklund and Onyebuchi got assists on the play with Montana’s assists giving him a Gordie Howe hat trick.

The Barracuda however were not done with just a one goal lead as Merkley sprang Agozzino on a breakaway with a beautiful pass. Agozzino tucked that pass home five hole and gave San Jose now a two goal lead with assists from Merkley and Scott Reedy.

The Silver Knights after those two goals were forced to pull their goalie but Jeffrey Viel scored on the empty cage to solidify the game at 5-2. Both Jasper Weatherby and C.J. Suess got the assists on the goal.

The shots at the end of the game still favored Henderson at 35-27. While the Barracuda’s power play went 1/3 and the Silver Knight’s power play went 1/5.

The Barracuda’s next game will be on the road against the Bakersfield Condors tomorrow at 7 p.m.

Despite slow start Barracuda come back to beat Silver Knights 3-2

By Titus Wilkinson (@TitusWisme)

Photo courtesy of San Jose Barracuda. Ryan Merkley gets ready during warm-ups for the Henderson Silver Knights.

SAN JOSE–In their second game of back to backs against the Henderson Silver Knights the Barracuda found a way to win at Tech Cu Arena in San Jose by a score of 3-2.

It was not exactly the kind of start that the Barracuda would have wanted as only 3:15 into the first period the Silver Knights scored shorthanded. The goal coming from Jones Rondbjerg assisted by Sheldon Rempal.

The slow start continued as Rempal this time got the goal assisted by Gage Quinney and Michael Hutchinson 9:57 into the first period.

Later on in the first period though the Barracuda got a response from Tomas Bordeleau assisted by Artemi Kniazev and Santeri Hatakka. It was a little bit of a lucky bounce off a one timer from the point that bounced right to Bordeleau who tucked it top shelf past Hutchinson.

That ended up being all the scoring for the first as the shots by the end of the period favored Henderson by 13-9.

The second period saw a more quiet start as the main things to note were the Barracuda taking two penalties which Henderson could not convert on.

At the 17:31 mark though of the second period Luke Johnson got a goal assisted by C.J. Suess on a breakaway. Suess helped by stepping up in the neutral zone and forcing a turnover that lead to Johnson finding himself all alone.

Heading into the third period all tied up the Barracuda looked to keep their record perfect.

The Barracuda started off the period in a little bit of a scary way as Andrew Agozzino took a tripping penalty at the 2:27 mark. As has has been the case all year though the penalty kill for the Barracuda continued to be perfect.

Feeling the momentum Suess who got an apple earlier this time found the back of the net top corner past Hutchinson. It came off a beautiful move at center ice by Luke Johnson who then gave it to Max Veronneau who fead it to Suess.

That goal ended up being the game winner with Eetu Makiniemi holding on making in total 34 saves on the night.

It’s been a perfect start for the Barracuda who are now 4-0 and are looking like a completely new team in comparison to last season.

The Barracudas next game will be at home against the Ontario Reign on Oct. 26th at 7:00 p.m.

Barracuda celebrate the christening of their new crib with 4-0 shutout win over Silver Knights

The San Jose Barracuda celebrate winning their home opener at the brand-new Tech CU Arena in San Jose on Saturday OCT 22, 2022. (San Jose Barracuda)

by Marko Ukalovic

SAN JOSE— The San Jose Barracuda christened their brand-new arena with a 4-0 shutout victory over the Henderson Silver Knights in its home opener on Saturday evening at Tech CU Arena. San Jose has started out 3-0 for the first time in its short franchise history.

Henderson has lost three in a row and four of its first five games to start out the season. 4,015 were in attendance in the brand new 4,200 seat arena to witness the new look Barracuda team that will look to put last season in the rearview mirror with a young group of fresh faces.

Former ‘Cuda captain John McCarthy is the new captain at the helm as the new head coach for San Jose. He replaced Roy Sommer (who left to coach the AHL affiliate of the Anaheim Ducks, the San Diego Gulls), who was with the organization for 26 years, coaching the AHL affiliate the past 24.

McCarthy’s team features 11 new forwards, two new defenseman and three new goalies in a revamped roster that was assembled by ‘Cuda general manager Joe Will this past off season. “Something we talked about before the game tonight was kind of establishing this place as a hard place (for the opposition) to play.

Something like that takes time to establish, but I think tonight was a big first step in showing (teams) that you’re not going to come in here and get two points easily,” McCarthy said.

San Jose drew first blood halfway through the first period. Derrick Pouliot found Tristen Robbins to the left of the crease and Robbins buried a wrist shot past Silver Knights goalie Jiri Patera for his second goal of the season at the 9:50 mark.

The ‘Cuda doubled its lead late in the first period. Captain Andrew Agozzino led a counterattack up the ice and Braden Coe skated in on a breakaway and beat Patera with a low shot to the right for his first goal of the season at the 17:41 mark.

It was the first game of the season for Coe, who did not play in the team’s first two games against Iowa, and he was ready for his opportunity. “For me personally, I was ready to bang some bods (bodies). I like to get into the competition. It was good, it was fun. We like that chippy game, we can play like that all day,” Coe said.

The Barracuda outshot the Silver Knights 13-9 as they dictated the pace of the play in the opening 20 minutes. Henderson thought they had a goal at the 6:04 mark of the second when Gage Quinney looked to have slid a puck into the net past ‘Cuda goalie Aaron Dell.

However, after video review the goal was waved off by referee Jordan Watt. San Jose scored it third unanswered goal late in the second period. A shot from the point by Pouliot was redirected by Coe for his second goal of the game at the 15:34 mark.

The Barracuda scored the only goal in the third period. On a delayed penalty, Thomas Bordeleau sniped home a puck into an open net for his second goal of the season at the 14:02 mark. Jeffery Viel and Patrick Sieloff were credited with assists.

Dell stopped all 34 shots to earn his first shutout of the season and ninth of his AHL career. Patera made 27 saves on 31 shots in the losing effort. “I felt good,” Dell said regarding his performance. “We tightened it up a little bit since the last weekend. We started off a little bit loose, turn the puck over. But as the game went on, we learned (from our mistakes).

I think it was a great game for us, learning wise that way.” GAME NOTES: San Jose finished 0-for-2 on the power play. Henderson was 0-for-4. The Three Stars of the Game were: 1) Dell 2) Coe 3) Pouliot UP NEXT: San Jose and Henderson conclude its two-game series on Sunday 10/23 at 3:00pm at Tech CU Arena.

Barracuda end horrible season with 15-game losing streak in 5-2 loss to Silver Knights

San Jose Barracuda forward Danil Gushchin (75) like the rest of the Barracuda were caught in the headlights of the Henderson Silver Knights at Dollar Loan Center in Henderson in the final game of the season for the Barracuda (photo from the San Jose Barracuda)

by Marko Ukalovic

The season is finally, mercifully over for the San Jose Barracuda.

In a season where the team was handcuffed by its roster, the ‘Cuda lost their regular season finale 5-2 to the Henderson Silver Knights on Saturday evening at Dollar Loan Center.

San Jose finished the season on a franchise worst 15-game losing streak (0-13-2) in where head coach Roy Sommer and his coaching staff had trouble many nights being able to have a full lineup out on the ice. Henderson has won five games in a row and will face off against the Ontario Reign in the Pacific Division Playoffs.

Henderson (34-28-4-1) drew first blood early in the first period scoring the only goal in the opening 20 minutes. Colt Conrad set up Connor Corcoran who snapped home a wrist shot past ‘Cuda goalie Alex Stalock for his fourth goal of the season at the 1:59 mark.

The Silver Knights doubled its lead early in the second period with an even strength goal. Jermaine Loewen finished off a two-on-one odd man rush with a wrist shot from point blank range for his sixth goal of the season at the 1:13 mark.

San Jose (20-42-4-2) cut the lead in half with a power play goal at the 7:04 mark. Kyle Topping’s wrist shot hit off a Silver Knights defender and past Silver Knight’s goalie Isaiah Saville for his first goal of the game and third of the year.

Henderson regained its two-goal lead just over two minutes later on the power play. Jonas Rondbjerg cleaned a rebound near the crease for his 14th goal of the season and second in two games against San Jose at the 9:08 mark.

The Barracuda once again made it a one-goal game with Topping’s second power play goal of the game late in the middle frame. A fortuitous bounce found its way onto Topping’s stick and he wired a wrist shot past Saville for his fourth goal of the season at the 17:55 mark.

Henderson put the game away with two goals late in the third period. Jack Dugan scored an empty net goal with Stalock pulled for an extra attacker, his sixth goal of the season at the 18:14 mark. Then Connor Ford scored his first goal of the season on the Silver Knight’s second power play goal at the 18:59 mark.

Saville (6-1) finished the game stopping 19 of the 21 shots he faced to earn his sixth straight victory. Stalock (4-10-2) made 16 saves on 20 shots and ended his season with 10 straight losses.

GAME NOTES: San Jose finished 2-for-5 on the power play. Henderson finished 2-for-8.

San Jose is still winless against Henderson in Las Vegas/Henderson.

The Three Stars of the Game were: 1) Ben Jones 2) Corcoran 3) Ford.

Silver Knights take down Barracuda 6-4, losing streak reaches 14 in a row

San Jose Barracuda defenseman Anthony Bitetto (2) looks for the puck Henderson Silver Knights defenseman #94 Brayden Pachal (right) at the Dollar Loan Center in Henderson on Fri Apr 22, 2022 (photo from the San Jose Barracuda)

by Marko Ukalovic

Gage Quinney scored two goals to help the Henderson Silver Knights defeat the San Jose Barracuda 6-4 on Friday evening at Dollar Loan Center.

San Jose continued its franchise worst 14-game losing streak. Henderson has won four games in a row and have 71 points.

Henderson (33-28-4-1) drew first blood late in the first period. Alan Quine received the puck along the right wing. Quine faked a centering pass and beat ‘Cuda goalie Zachary Emond with a wrist shot to the short side for his sixth goal of the season at the 17:50 mark.

San Jose (20-41-4-2) evened the score 39 seconds later. Dillon Hamaliuk sprung Zachary Gallant up the middle for a breakaway. Gallant sneaked a backhander through the five hole of Silver Knight’s goalie Isiah Seville for the first of his two goals at the 18:29 mark.

The Silver Knights regained the lead over a minute later when Gage Quinney poked home a loose puck in the crease for his 10th goal of the season with 19 seconds left in the opening frame.

The Barracuda once again tied up the game thanks to Gallant’s second goal of the game. Nick Cicek fed a pass up the ice to Gallant. The second year forward for the ‘Cuda skated down the left wing and wired a wrist shot from a tough angle that beat Seville for his third goal of the season.

Gannon Laroque earned his first point in a ‘Cuda uniform as he picked up the secondary assist on Gallant’s goal.

Henderson scored three unanswered goals in the middle frame to take control of the game.

Ben Jones redirected a shot from the point by Quine for his 25th goal of the season at the 12:33 mark. Jones has 11 points in seven games against San Jose this season.

The Silver Knights doubled its lead with a short-handed goal less than three minutes later. A turnover at the red line led to a breakaway for Jonas Rondbjerg. The Danish forward beat Emond with a backhand to forehand move for his 13th goal of the season at the 15:45 mark.

Quinney scored his second goal of the game 59 seconds later to put the game away when he cleaned up a rebound off of a Bradyen Pachal shot, his 11th of the season at the 16:44 mark.

Quinney has four games in his five games against San Jose.

Anthony Bitteto gave the ‘Cuda a brief sign of hope when he scored his sixth goal of the season and second with the Barracuda at the 11:11 mark of the third period.

Henderson regained its three-goal lead two and a half minutes later on the power play. Jake Leschyshyn redirected a shot from Brendan Brisson at the 13:50 mark.

Adam Raska made the score look respectable with a power play goal with four seconds left in the game. Raska cleaned up a loose puck to the right of the crease for his fifth goal of the season.

Seville (5-1-0) finished the game stopping 27 of the 31 shots he faced to earn the victory. Emond (3-4-2) made 25 shots on 31 saves in the losing effort.

GAME NOTES: San Jose finished 1-for-7 on the power play. Henderson was 1-for-4.

The Three Stars of the Game were: 1) Quine 2) Quinney 3) Brisson

UP NEXT: San Jose concludes its regular season schedule on Saturday 4/23 at 4:00pm at Dollar Loan Center.

San Jose Barracuda podcast with Marko Ukalovic: Knights Dorofeyev and Quine scores twice in 7-3 win over Barracuda on fan appreciation day

Through all their tough efforts for defenseman Artemi Kniazev (25) and the San Jose Barracuda the Henderson Silver Knights dominated on offense scoring four times in the first period, twice in the second and third periods at SAP Center in San Jose on Sun Apr 10, 2022 (photo from the San Jose Barracuda)

On the SJ Barracuda podcast with Marko:

#1 Marko, first period the Henderson Silver Knights (28-28-5) didn’t waste anytime getting on the scoreboard with a rip roaring 4-1 lead over the San Jose Barracuda (20-37-3). The Knights got goals from Colt Conrad, Ben Jones, Alan Quine, and Pavel Dorofeyev.

#2 Marko, taking a look at the Knights Ben Jones he’s been owning the red light with his first period goal he picks up his 22nd goal of the season truly a high mark in the AHL.

#3 The Knights scored three goals in the second period, Dorofeyev picked up his second goal of the contest and his 25th goal of the season scoring at 8:24. Dorofeyev is another guy who has found the back end of the net all season.

#4 The Knights in the third period didn’t waste anytime throwing two more goals at Emond and the Barracuda when Reid Duke scored an unassisted goal at 2:01 and Alan Quine at 2:57 who also scored twice for a four goal 7-3 Henderson win. This was the Barracuda’s tenth straight loss.

#5 The Cuda host the Bakersfield Condors (32-19-5) Wed Apr 13 at SAP Center in San Jose at 7:00 pm the last time the two teams met back on Mar 2 the Barracuda won it 5-3 at SAP Center. This will be the Barracuda’s last game at SAP Center before moving to their new home at Solar4 America Arena next season.

Marko does the Barracuda podcasts weekends at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Silver Knights beat Barracuda 7-3 sweep weekend series

The Henderson Silver Knights kept San Jose Barracuda goaltender Zachary Emond (35) busy all day long with 26 saves on 33 shots on fan appreciation day at SAP Center in San Jose on Sun Apr 10, 2022 (photo from the San Jose Barracuda)

by Marko Ukalovic

SAN JOSE — It was Deja vu at the Shark Tank.

The Henderson Silver scored four goals in the first period for a second consecutive game to defeat the San Jose Barracuda 7-3 on Sunday afternoon at SAP Center.

San Jose has lost a franchise worst 10 games in a row with five games remaining in the season. Henderson have won three out of its past four games.

Henderson (29-28-3-1) drew first blood early in the first period. Pavel Dorofeyev sent in Colt Conrad on a mini breakaway. Conrad skated in and beat ‘Cuda goalie Zachary Emond with a backhander for his seventh goal of the season.

San Jose (20-38-3-2) answered back at the 8:04 mark. Joachim Blichfeld found Anthony Bitetto in the slot. Bitetto sniped home a wrist shot past Silver Knight’s goalie Isiah Saville for his first goal in a Barracuda uniform and fifth of the season.

Bitetto, who was acquired at the trade deadline for Nick Merkley by the San Jose Sharks, snapped a 34-game goal less draught.

Henderson regained the lead 40 seconds later when Ben Jones cleaned up a rebound off of a Danil Miromanov shot from the point for his 22nd goal of the season.

The Silver Knights went up 3-1 with a power play goal. Alan Quine beat Emond with a wrist shot in the right slot for his fourth goal of the season at the 10:24 mark.

Henderson scored its third unanswered goal on a three-on-one odd man rush. Dorofeyev scored the first of his two goals as he made a move around Emond and slipped a backhander into an empty net for his 24th goal of the season at the 16:42 mark.

San Jose cut the lead in half with a short-handed early in the second period. Lane Pederson’s shot was initially saved by Saville, but a trailing Santeri Hatakka cleaned up the rebound for his third goal of the season and second in back-to-back games at the 2:12 mark.

Dorofeyev scored his second goal of the content when he was able to get behind the net and beat Emond with a wraparound goal, his 25th of the season at the 8:24 mark.

Blichfeld kept the Barracuda in the game when he scored an even strength goal late in the middle frame. Pederson found Blichfeld inside the face off circles and Danish native blasted a one-timer past Saville for his team leading 24th goal of the season at the 15:51 mark.

Henderson scored two goals in the first three minutes of the third period to put the game away.

Reid Duke took advantage of a giveaway from Bitetto. Reid intercepted Bitetto’s pass right in front of the crease and buried a shot past Emond for his sixth goal of the season at the 2:01 mark.

Quine scored his second goal of the game 56 seconds later when he got in front of a Barracuda defender and his wrist shot beat Emond for his fifth of the season.

Saville finished the game stopping 29 of the 32 shots he faced to earn his second AHL victory. Emond made 26 saves on 33 shots in the hard luck loss and has lost three straight games.

GAME NOTES: San Jose finished 0-for-6 on the power play. Henderson was 1-for-4.

The Three Stars of the Game were: 1) Dorofeyev 2) Conrad 3) Blichfeld

UP NEXT: San Jose plays its final game at the Shark Tank when they host the Bakersfield Condors on Wednesday at 7:00pm at the SAP Center.

Silver Knights take down Barracuda 6-3 keep playoff hopes alive

The San Jose Barracuda Jayden Halbgewachs (89) battles for the puck behind the net against the Henderson Silver Knights at the SAP Center in San Jose on Sat Apr 9, 2022 (photo from the San Jose Barracuda)

by Marko Ukalovic

SAN JOSE — The Henderson Silver Knights scored four goals in the first period en route to a 6-3 victory over the San Jose Barracuda on Sunday evening at SAP Center.

San Jose has lost a franchise worst nine games in a row. Henderson has won two out of its past three games and currently sit in sixth place in the Pacific Division with 60 points.

Henderson (28-28-3-1) scored twice in a 49 second span early in the first period. First a turnover inside the ‘Cuda zone led to Ben Jones tipping home a shot from Jermaine Loewen past ‘Cuda goalie Alex Stalock for his 21st goal of the season at the 7:39 mark.

Then at the 8:28 mark Paul Cotter skated right down the middle of the nice and snapped a wrist shot through the five-hole of Stalock for his 18th goal of the season.

San Jose (20-37-3-2) temporarily cut the lead in half with a power play goal just past the halfway mark of the opening frame. Lane Pederson sent a pass back up to the point where Artemi Kniazev blasted a slap shot through the five hole of Silver Night’s goalie Jiri Patera for his seventh goal of the season at the 11:09 mark.

Henderson closed out the first period with two late goals. Kaeden Korczak’s shot was whacked out of midair by Ben Thomson, who was camped out in front of the crease, for his first goal in an Silver Knights uniform at the 14:56 mark.

Loewen capped of the combined five-goal first period when he finished off a one-timer past Stalock for his fifth goal of the season at the 18:06 mark.

San Jose once again cut the lead in half early in the second period. A shot from the point by Kniazev was redirected past Patera by Dillon Hamaliuk for his third goal of the season at the 3:34 mark.

The Silver Knights regained their three-goal lead with a power play goal. Colt Conrad sent a rink wide pass to Jack Dugan whose one-timer beat Stalock to the far side for his fifth goal of the season at the 13:11 mark.

San Jose was awarded a penalty shot when Alan Quine was called for hooking at the 11:03 mark of the third penalty. However, Mason Jobst’s attempt was stoned away by Patera.

The Barracuda scored with 47 seconds left in the game when Santeri Hatakka beat Pantera with a fluttering wrist shot to the far side for his second goal of the season.

Brayden Pachal closed out the scoring with an empty net, his second of the season, with 14 seconds left to seal the deal for the Silver Knights.

Patera finished the evening stopping 25 of the 28 shots he faced in earning the victory. Stalock made 32 saves on 37 saves in the losing effort.

GAME NOTES: San Jose finished 1-for-1 on the power play. Henderson was 0-for-1.

The Three Stars of the Game were: 1) Jones 2) Loewen 3) Kniazev

UP NEXT: San Jose and Henderson complete their two-game series on Sunday 4/10 at 1:15pm at SAP Center.

Silver Knights comeback from two-goal deficit beat Barracuda 6-3

The San Jose Barracuda Jayden Halbgewachs (89) scored on a four on four in the Henderson Silver Knights zone scoring a short sided wrist shot for the Barracuda’s first goal of the game (file photo by the San Jose Barracuda)

by Marko Ukalovic

LAS VEGAS — In Sin City, the house always wins.

For the Henderson Silver Knights (20-12-2), they stayed true to that motto as they came back from a two-goal deficit to defeat the San Jose Barracuda 6-3 on Thursday evening at Orleans Arena.

San Jose heads into the All-Star break on a season worst five-game losing streak. Henderson has won four of their past five games.

San Jose (14-24-1-0) drew first blood with a four-on-four goal. Jayden Halbgewachs circled around inside the Silver Knights zone down to the left slot as he rifled home a wrist shot to the short side past Silver Knights goalie Logan Thompson at the 4:54 mark.

Santeri Hatakka and Jasper Weatherby received assists on Halbgewachs’ goal.

The Barracuda doubled its lead toward the end of the opening frame. Evan Weinger sent a shot on net that caromed off the skate of Adam Raska into the net for his third goal of the season at the 15:34 mark.

Raska played in his second game for San Jose since being reassigned by the Sharks as the parent club is off for the NHL All-Star break.

‘Cuda goalie Zachary Sawchenko made life difficult for Henderson in the opening 20 minutes as he stopped all 12 shots he faced.

Henderson (20-12-2-1) cut the Barracuda lead in half early in the second period. Jonas Rondbjerg sent a seeing eye shot from the point that snuck past Sawchenko for his 10th goal of the season at the 2:33 mark.

The Silver Knights evened the game just past the halfway point of the middle frame. Paul Cotter was a one man show. He picked up the puck inside the ‘Cuda zone. He skated in from right to left before beating Sawchenko with a wrist shot for his ninth goal of the season at the 10:41 mark.

Cotter has four goals in the past two games against San Jose.

Henderson scored its third unanswered goal on the power play late in the middle frame. Gage Quinney sent in a shot from a sharp angle along the left boards that beat Sawchenko for his second goal of the season at the 16:10 mark.

The Silver Knights gave themselves some breathing room with their second power play goal at the near the halfway mark of the third period. Gage Quinney sent a shot on net from the left slot and Jake Leschyshyn tipped in the puck past Sawchenko for his 11th goal of the season at the 8:53 mark.

Quinney iced the game for Henderson when he scored his second goal of the game (and his fourth point of the night) when he finished off an odd man rush with a wrist shot that beat Sawchenko for his third goal of the season at the 14:57 mark.

Thomspon finished the night stopping 28 of the 31 shots he faced to earn the victory. Sawchenko made 23 saves on 28 shots in the losing effort.

Ben Jones scored an empty net goal with 2:48 remaining in the third period for his 14th goal of the season. He snapped a six-game goal less draught.

Sasha Chmelevski scored a power play goal, his ninth of the season, with seven seconds left in the game to complete the scoring.

GAME NOTES: San Jose finished 1-for-6 on the power play. Henderson was 2-for-4.

The Three Stars of the Game were: 1) Quinney 2) Rondbjerg 3) Alan Quine

Goalie Sam Harvey PTO contract has ended. He was reassigned to the Orlando Solar Bears of the ECHL.

San Jose has never won in Las Vegas (0-8, 0-2 in the postseason) against Henderson.

UP NEXT: San Jose takes on San Diego on Friday 2/11 at 7:00pm at Pachenga Arena.

Silver Knights defeat Barracuda 5-3

San Jose Barracuda Jake McGrew (left) scored an unassisted goal in the first period against the Henderson Silver Knights at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas on Thu Feb 2, 2022 (file photo by San Jose Barracuda)

by Marko Ukalovic

LAS VEGAS—The Henderson Silver Knights scored three goals in the third period to defeat the San Jose Barracuda 5-3 on Wednesday evening at Orleans Arena.

San Jose has lost four games in a row. Henderson has won four games in a row as both teams head in opposite directions.

San Jose would draw first blood in every period.

Jake McGrew scored an unassisted goal, his eight of the season, at the 4:10 mark of the first period.

Henderson answered back when Peter Liberatore scored his second of the season at the 17:10 mark.

Evan Weinger gave the Cuda a 2-1 lead early in the second period when he scored his seventh goal of the season at the 4:14 mark.

The Silver Knights responded when Paul Cotter scored his sixth of the season with one second left in the middle frame.

Once again San Jose scored an early goal to start the third period. John Leonard recorded his 10th goal of the season 54 seconds in.

Henderson took control of the game by scoring the final three goals of the period. Pavel Dorofeyev evened the game with his 15th goal of the season at the 5:20 mark.

Cotter scored the game winner, his second of the game at the 7:57 mark. He completed his hat trick with an empty net goal with eight seconds left to seal the deal.

Silver Knights goalie Logan Thompson made 29 saves on 32 shots for the win. Cuda goalie Alexei Melnichuk has 27 saves on 31 shots as he suffered the loss.

GAME NOTES: San Jose was 1 for 6 on the power play. Henderson was 0 for 3.

UP NEXT: Both teams conclude their two game series on Thursday 2/3 at 7:00pm at Orleans Arena.