NHL podcast with Matt Harrington: Sabres’ OT goal sinks Habs 3-2; Ducks gain confidence in win over Oilers after losing two; Tuch gets key goal in Vegas’ shutout over the Flames; plus more

photo from yahoosports.com: Buffalo Sabres’ Sam Reinhart (23), Jeff Skinner and Jck Eichel (9) celebrate a goal during the third period of the team’s NHL hockey game against the Montreal Canadiens, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Buffalo N.Y.

On the NHL podcast with Matt:

#1 The Buffalo Sabres’ Jeff Skinner had himself an evening against the the Montreal Canadiens, scoring the game-winning goal in overtime to hand the Sabres a 3-2 victory. Skinner also scored a goal late in third period as the Sabres have won eight straight games.

#2 The Anaheim Ducks reassured their confidence with a win over in overtime over the Edmonton Oilers on Friday night. The Ducks had lost two straight games to the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Colorado Avalanche. The Ducks’ Richard Rakell scored in first 14 seconds of the overtime stanza to beat the Oilers.

#3 At the T-Mobile Center in Las Vegas, the Vegas Golden Knights’ Alex Tuch nailed a goal and an assist as the Knights got a 2-0 shutout win over the Calgary Flames Friday night.

#4 In a match that was physical to say the least between the Minnesota Wild and the Winnipeg Jets, the Wild got a go-ahead goal that proved to be the gamer when Eric Staal got a goal with just 2:54 left in the regulation. The game saw it’s share of penalties and the Wild were up on the Jets 2-0 after two periods. Wild win it 4-2.

#5 The Washington Capitals got goals from Michal Kempny and Alex Ovechkin at 1:56 in the third period to help defeat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1. The Caps have won four straight and the Wings are 10-10-2 with 22 points sixth place in the Atlantic Division.

Join Matt for the NHL podcast each Saturday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

San Jose Sharks podcast with Mary Lisa Walsh: Hitchcock and Oilers changed game plan on Sharks; Sharks host Vancouver Friday

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On the Sharks podcast with Mary Lisa:

#1 How surprised were you that Edmonton Oilers (10-10-1) head coach Todd McLellan was fired before Tuesday night’s game in San Jose?

#2 McLellan served as head coach for the San Jose Sharks (11-7-1) from 2008-2015. What mistakes did he make with the Oilers?

#3 The Oilers called former NHL coach Ken Hitchcock out of retirement at 66 years old. He led the Oilers to an overtime win past the Sharks 4-3.

#4 Sharks’ Joe Thornton tied former Pittsburgh Penguin Mario Lemieux for 11th in all-time goals at 1,033.

# 5 The Sharks host Vancouver Friday night then go on the road for five games. How tough will the road be for the Sharks?

Mary Lisa does the Sharks podcasts at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

San Jose Barracuda podcast with Marko Ukalovic: Cuda tear it up on throwback Barons night last Sunday, visit Colorado Friday and Saturday

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On the San Jose Barracuda podcast with Marko:

#1 How special was it to have former San Jose Sharks, Jonathan Cheechoo and Douglas Murray, in the house during Cleveland Barons throwback night?

#2 The Cleveland Barons were an NHL team who played in the league from 1976-78. They were the California Golden Seals until the team folded and moved to Cleveland following the 1975-76 season.

#3 The Barons (Barracuda) were taking on the Colorado Eagles and after a 0-0 first, the Barracuda’s Francis Perron scored two goals at 13:04 and 10:33 to put the Cuda in the lead 2-0.

#4 The Cuda added three more goals in the third period–John McCarthy at 6:54, Vincent Parplan at 3:27, and Alexander True 17.9 seconds.

#5 The Barracuda are back to work again after Thanksgiving Day Friday Nov. 23 and Saturday Nov. 24 in Colorado against the Eagles.

Marko Ukalovic does the SJ Barracuda each Wednesday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

San Jose Barracuda podcast with Marko Ukalovic: Coming off a two-game losing streak, the Barracuda look to get after Colorado Sunday

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On the Barracuda podcast with Marko:

#1 The San Jose Barracuda (9-3-0-1) were shutout Saturday night 1-0 by the Tucson Roadrunners (9-3-0-1) at the Tucson Convention Center are the Barracuda, who had won a bunch of games, who are starting to cool off after getting swept in back-to-back games in Tucson?

#2 The Cuda played with tight defense as the Roadrunners got nine shots and the Cuda buttoned down the Roadrunners with some defense in the first period.

#3 The Cuda outshot the Roadrunners 11-9 in the first period.

#4 The Roadrunners’ Hudson Fasching got a goal at 9:04 in the third period his third of the season for the only goal in the game.

#5 Merrick Madsen, goalie for Tucson, stopped 28 shots for the shutout.

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

Third Line Steps Up With Hertl Out, Sharks Beat Wild 4-3

@SanJoseSharks photo: The San Jose Sharks kept Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) busy all night long at SAP Center in San Jose

By Jerry Feitelberg

A late goal from Barclay Goodrow proved the difference-maker for the San Jose Sharks at the SAP Center Tuesday night, with team Teal beating the Minnesota Wild 4-3 after blowing a 3-1 lead. Two’s were wild for San Jose with four different players scoring their 2nd goals of the young season. A newly-formed third line of Joe Thornton, Barclay Goodrow and Marcus Sorensen combined for six points in the win.

With Tomas Hertl out of the lineup, the Sharks (8-4-3) needed some of their depth players on the lower lines to step up and start contributing. Tuesday they did just that, starting with Marcus Sorensen. Sorensen netted the first goal of the contest just under five minutes into play after Brent Burns’ masterful pass left Wild netminder Devan Dubnyk out of position. Sorensen tapped the puck into the empty net for the 1-0 lead. Burns’ assist was his 400th career point as a Shark.

Thornton continued his hot streak in the second period, netting his second goal in as many games since returning to the lineup after his knee infection kept him sidelined for most of the year. The goal was originally credited to Sorensen, who fired a perfect shot, but review showed that it glanced off Thornton’s shoulder and in for a 2-0 lead 5:36 into the second period.

The goal was Thornton’s 399th of his career on a night in which he tied American hockey legend Mike Modano for 19th all-time in games played with 1499. This was one of the first times since joining the Sharks that Thornton didn’t appear in the team’s top six forwards, instead centering the third line between Sorensen and Goodrow, who each assisted on Thornton’s goal.

Zach Parise scored with 7:04 left in the middle period before Antti Suomela added to the Sharks lead with just under three minutes left in the period. Sorensen picked up his third point of the game, assisting on Suomela’s tally.

The Wild answered back with a ferocious start to the final frame, scoring two goals in the first 4 minutes, with Jared Spurgeon and Matt Dumba beating Martin Jones to tie the game 3-3.

Goodrow scored the winning goal on the Sharks second strike, thanks to traffic in front of Dubnyk. Burns kept the puck in at the blue line and fired it on net, with Goodrow grazing the grease and tipping the puck past Dubnyk for a 4-3 lead 7:25 into the third.

Martin Jones would hold on to the lead in the Sharks net making 23 saves in total. San Jose didn’t go on the power play, but killed three Minnesota power plays. Dubnyk made just 18 saves in the loss. Eric Staal missed the game for the Wild (8-4-2) due to illness, ending his iron man streak at 330 straight games.

The Sharks head to Dallas to take on the Stars on Thursday, November 8 at 5:30 pm PT.

San Jose Sharks podcast with Mary Lisa Walsh: Things falling into place for Sharks, who take on the Hurricanes next

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On the San Jose Sharks podcast with Mary Lisa:

#1 The Sharks had an up and down road trip from October 5th through October 14th, but have turned it around since with wins on October 18th, 20th, and 23rd. That’s three in a row.

#2 How much of a difference did it make to have Logan Couture with a hat trick against Buffalo last Thursday lift up the team from that last road trip?

#3 In Nashville on Tuesday, the Sharks’ Brenden Dillion, Joe Pavelski, and Brent Burns all scored in the Sharks’ 5-4 win.

#4 What measure of success would you give the Sharks in their win over the Predators who had a five-game win streak?

#5 The Sharks (4-3-1) go to Carolina (5-3-1) on Friday night. The Hurricanes a first place team. How much of a test will it be for San Jose?

Mary Lisa does the Sharks podcasts each Thursday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

San Jose Barracuda podcast with Marko Ukalovic: Cuda had punchless effort against Heat Sunday; SJ gets set for trip to San Antonio on Friday night

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On the San Jose Barracuda podcast with Marko:

#1 How tough was it to lose to Stockton on home ice last Sunday after winning five of their first seven games in San Jose’s best start?

#2 The previous night before San Jose on Saturday got a three-goal win in Stockton 5-2, but the Heat was hot and wanted a revenge and bounced back on Sunday with a 3-2 win.

#3 In the second period, the Barracuda were in penalty trouble and they got shelled when Spencer Foo hit a goal for his fifth of the season and the Heat took a 3-0 lead.

#4 The Barracuda also struggled to score in the first ten minutes of the second period and that also costed them time and effort, especially when Stockton was converting shots.

#5 The Barracuda get set for San Antonio on Friday, October 26th at 5:30 pm. Marko sets this one up for us.

Marko Ukalovic does the Barracuda podcast each Wednesday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

That’s Amaury’s News and Commentary podcast: Will Sharks do Spanish radio again after 23 years?; World Series kicks off tonight at Fenway Park

tsn photo: San Jose Sharks fans received Los Tiburones jerseys on Hispanic Heritage Night Sat Oct 20th at SAP Center in San Jose vs. the New York Islanders

On That’s Amuary’s podcast:

#1 Last Saturday at SAP Center in San Jose, the San Jose Sharks hosted their second straight Hispanic Heritage Night. Is this an indication that the Sharks are going to get serious about the Hispanic community as part of their media demographic?

#2 You remember when the Sharks started at the Cow Palace in 1991-92 they moved to San Jose from Daly City in 1993. The Sharks did have Spanish radio in 1995 with former Oakland A’s broadcaster Erwin Higueros. Could the Sharks possibly consider doing Spanish radio in the future?

#3 Would this be an economic benefit for the Sharks to have the largest demographic Spanish radio, which is number one in the South Bay and would be a marketing essential for the team?

#4 The Boston Red Sox pretty much dominated the New York Yankees and the Houston Astros through the playoffs. How do you like their chances?

#5 The Los Angeles Dodgers took four out of seven from the Milwaukee Brewers to land their second straight World Series, which starts tonight at Fenway Park in Boston for game one.

Join Amaury for all the latest in sports headlines on That’s Amaury’s News and Commentary at http://www.sportsradiosercvice.com

Barracuda fall 3-2 to Heat at SAP Center

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By: Ana Kieu

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The San Jose Barracuda and Stockton Heat wrapped up their home and home series at SAP Center on Sunday. In case you missed it, San Jose downed Stockton by a score of 5-2 last night. San Jose used a four-goal third period to leave Stockton in shock.

Barracuda head coach Roy Sommer went with Antoine Bibeau, Dylan Gambrell, Vincent Praplan, Francis Perron, Cavan Fitzgerald and Keaton Middleton for his starting lineup.

However, Stockton got on the board first. Andrew Mangiapane scored his second goal of the season with 6:25 left in the first quarter. Oliver Kylington and Tyler Graovac collected the assists on Mangiapane’s goal.

Stockton doubled their lead a little less than two minutes later. Graovac scored his third goal of the season with 4:31 left in the first. Mangiapane and former Barracuda right winger Buddy Robinson collected the assists on Graovac’s goal.

The Heat were fired up and held a 2-0 lead over the Barracuda at the end of the first. Stockton edged San Jose in shots, 9-8.

The second period was chock full of penalties for both teams, but Stockton was the only team who capitalized on a man advantage. Spencer Foo notched his third goal of the season on the 5-on-3 to give the Heat a 3-0 lead with 8:12 left in the second. Graovac collected the assist on Foo’s power play goal.

Also, San Jose struggled to find the back of the net in the second for the first 10 minutes of the second. But the Barracuda avoided a shutout, thanks to Maxim Letunov’s fifth goal of the season with 5:02 left in the second. Praplan collected the lone assist on Letunov’s goal.

The Barracuda made it a one-goal game when Jayden Halbgewachs scored his third goal of the season with 1:11 left in the second.

The Heat still held a 3-2 lead over the Barracuda at the end of the second. Shots were even at 20 apiece.

The Heat were unable to capitalize with the man advantage on both Barracuda penalties, but they managed to hold on for a 3-2 win in the second game of the home-and-home series. Heat goalie Tyler Parsons stopped 26 of 28 shots for the road win, while Barracuda goalie Antoine Bibeau made 26 saves on 29 shots in a home loss.

Notes 
The San Jose Sharks announced that the club reassigned center Dylan Gambrell to the San Jose Barracuda. Gambrell played today.

Barracuda goalie Antoine Bibeau played in his 150th AHL game today.

There’s a Second Harvest food drive going on at SAP Center. This is one of the most difficult times of the year, so if you have any canned goods, please donate them at a Barracuda home game to help families in need.

Up Next 
The Barracuda head out on the road to take on the San Antonio Rampage on Friday, October 26 at 5:30 pm PT.

Barracuda bury the Heat with a four-goal third period en route to a 5-2 win

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By Marko Ukalovic

The San Jose Barracuda (5-0-0-1) continued their best start in franchise history by getting four third-period goals to take down the Stockton Heat (1-3-1-0) 5-2 at Stockton Arena on Saturday evening.

Maxim Letunov broke a 1-1 deadlock in the third period for the game-winning goal. Jayden Halbgewachs set up the Letunov, who was able to shoot the puck past Heat goalie Jon Gillies (1-1-1) for his third goal of the season at the 8:26 mark. Filip Sandberg, who made his season debut, received the secondary assist.

San Jose drew first blood late in the first period. Halbgewachs was able to shoot the puck past Gillies for his third goal of the season at the 12:48 mark.  Letunov received the primary assist on the goal and Sandberg received the secondary assist.

The Cuda had an early opportunity to increase their lead early in the second period when they had a two-man advantage for a minute but weren’t able to cash in. They also weren’t able to capitalize late in the frame when Ollad Mattson went into the sin bin for interference at the 17:48 mark.

Despite out shooting the Heat 10-1 in a second period they dominated, San Jose went into the second intermission with only a one-goal lead.

Stockton would tie the score early in the third period. Andrew Mangipane scored an unassisted goal for his first goal of the season when he beat Cuda goalie Joesef Kornear (3-0-0) at the 1:42 mark.

San Jose sealed the game late in the third period with two goals in 20 seconds. Manny Weiderer scored an unassisted goal at the 14:12 mark for his second goal of the season. Letunov then scored his second goal of the game and fourth of the season at the 14:32 mark. Kyle Wood and Sandberg, who earned a three-point night, received assists on the goal.

Stockton scored a power play goal with 40 seconds left in the game to make the result look respectable. Glenn Gawdin scored his second goal of the season. Brett Pollock and Oliver Kylington received assists.

Evan Weinger made it official with his third goal of the season with seven seconds left in the game. Wood and Jacob Middleton were credited with assists.

Korenar made 19 saves on 21 shots to earn the victory. Gillies had a busy night stopping 34 saves on 39 shots in suffering the defeat.

GAME NOTES: San Jose was 0/6 on the power play. Stockton was 1/4.

The announced attendance was 3,428.

UP NEXT: The home and home series shifts back to San Jose on Sunday, October 21 as the Barracuda and Heat face off at SAP Center at 3:00 pm PT.