San Jose Barracuda podcast with Marko Ukalovic: How Covid 19 ordinance will keep Cuda games real quite

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On the Barracuda podcast with Marko:

#1 Santa Clara County announced on Monday due to Covid 19 Virus that no more crowds of over 1000 people may assemble for any type of meetings or events which would effect the San Jose Barracuda who has their games in SAP Center. Although the Barracuda play in a 17,000 seat capacity building they usually draw no more than 3500 fans but the place will further be empty by the new ordinance from the county.

#2 The Barracuda (21-27-5-2) got a huge win over the Stockton Heat (30-17-4-4) at Stockton Arena, the win was the first against the Heat this season and the Cuda picked up their six consecutive game where they have scored a point.

#3 Barracuda goaltender Josef Korenar stopped 22 out of 26 shots in goal but the Barracuda provided enough offense to get Korenar the win.

#4 The Barracuda’s Lukas Radil had himself an evening scoring his first two goals and four point game of his career.

#5 It’s onto San Diego for a Friday night face off with the Gulls Marko sets this game up for us.

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Gulls comeback to stun Barracuda with 3-2 overtime win

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by Marko Ukalovic

SAN JOSE, Calif- The San Diego Gulls flipped the script in their favor a night after the San Jose Barracuda came back from a two-goal deficit. This time around they would have the last laugh as Isac Lunderstrom scored the game winning goal with three seconds left in overtime to complete a 3-2 come from behind victory for the Gulls on Saturday evening at SAP Center.

Lunderstrom finished off a give-and-go with Josh Mahura with a wrist shot from the left wing that beat ‘Cuda goalie Josef Korenar for his sixth goal of the season at the 19:57 mark of the extra session.

San Jose, who have played four of their last five games in overtime, had its season high three-game winning streak snapped. However they have earned a point in a season high five-game point streak. They finished their six-game homestand with a 3-1-2 record. With the win, San Diego is in sole position of fourth place in the Pacific Division with 66 points.

It was a war of attrition on special teams between the two divsion rivals. The Barracuda struck first early in the first period with a short-handed goal. With Keaton Middleton in the sinbin for cross checking, Jeffery Viel raced in from the right wing and his shot had Gulls goalie Kevin Boyle knock the net loose but not off its bearings. The puck was still live and Evan Weinger quickly tucked it into the net for his ninth goal of the season at the 1:50 mark. It was also Weinger’s third short-handed goal of the year and the Barracuda’s sixth of the season.

San Jose (20-27-5-2) doubled its lead on the power play late in the opening frame. Jeffery Viel centered a pass from behind the end line that deflected off the skate of Anthony Greco over to Jonny Brodzinski who blasted a one-timer past Boyle for his 13th goal of the season at the 16:47 mark.

Brozinski has five goals in his last four games and is on a current four-game point streak.

Shots were even at 11 for both teams in the first period as the Barracuda controled the majority of play.

San Diego (29-18-6-2) cut the lead in half on the power play early in the second period. Brendan Guhle sent a pass back up to the right point where Mahura sent in a shot on net that Chris Mueller redirected the puck past the five-hole of Korenar for his 19th goal of the season at the 5:59 mark.

The Gulls scored the equalizer with a short-handed goal of their own, their 17 of the season, over five minutes into the third period. Simon Benoit set up Sam Carrick who wrapped around a shot past Korenar for his 22nd goal of the season at the 5:48 mark. Carrick leads the Gulls with four short-handed goals.

San Diego gained momentum and dominated the rest of the period as they had San Jose on their heels outshooting them 10-4.

The Gulls had two glorious chances to end the game earlier in overtime but Korenar made two spectacular saves to keep the ‘Cuda in it. The most notable was stopping Carrick on a 2-on-0 breakaway where the puck was on the goaline but Korenar somehow kept it from crossing the line at the 2:50 mark.

Boyle finished the evening stopping 24 of the 26 shots he faced to earn his eighth win of the season and fourth in a row for the Gulls backup goaltender. Korenar made 31 saves on 34 shots suffering the tough luck loss.

GAME NOTES: San Jose was 1-for-5 on the power play. San Diego went 1/2.

Viel registered two assists in the game, his eighth multi-point performance of the season and fifth helper in his last three games.

Saturday’s game was the third-straight between the Barracuda and Gulls that needed overtime to decide it.

The announced attendance was 3,661.

UP NEXT: The Barracuda travel out to Stockton to take on the Heat to start a three-game road trip on Tuesday 3/9 at 7:00pm at Stockton Arena.

Halbegwachs overtime heroics give Barracuda 3-2 comeback win over Gulls

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by Marko Ukalovic

SAN JOSE, Calif- Jayden Halbgewachs has a nack for scoring game winning goals in overtime. His latest extra session heroics came just 37 seconds into overtime to give the San Jose Barracuda a 3-2 comeback victory over the San Diego Gulls on Friday evening at SAP Center.

Trevor Carrick fed a pass up to Halbgewachs at the blue line. The left winger skated in and moving against the grain, threaded a backhander past Gulls goalie Anthony Stolarz for his team leading 18th goal of the season. He has scored three of the four overtime winners for the ‘Cuda and his second against San Diego this season.

San Jose have won three in a row for the first time all season. San Diego had their two-game winning streak snapped. The point they earned making it to overtime has them tied for fourth with Ontario in the Pacific Division with 64 points.

“I wish we could be having this conversation, let’s say in the beginning of November,” co-head coach Michael Chiasson said about his team’s longest win streak of the season. “But we’ll take it. From the first trip (when ) we went to Iowa, our game has really turned around. It was very helter skelter at times. But I think there’s a lot for us to build on and some stuff to be happy about,”

San Diego (28-18-6-2) drew first blood early in the first period. Justin Kloos skated out from behind the net and peppered a shot on ‘Cuda goalie Zachary Sawchenko that leaked out to Anderw Poturalski whose rebound chance was also stopped by Sawchenko. Kloos crashed the crease and cleaned up the second rebound into the back of the net for his 11th goal of the season at the 5:45 mark.

San Jose (20-27-4-2), who were out 15-11 by San Diego in the opening frame, had a short-handed chance on a 2-on-1 rush but Stolarz stood his ground and kept the puck out of his net.

The Gulls doubled their lead with a short-handed goal two minutes into the second period. Alex Broadhurst skated in on a breakwaway that Sawchenko stoned away. Broadhurst gathered the rebound and centered a pass out to Chase De Leo who buried a one-timer past Sawchenko for his ninth goal of the season at the 2:05 mark.

The Barracuda cut the lead in half late in the second period. Stolarz misplayed the puck that saw two attempts at an empty net sail high and wide by Sasha Chmelevski and Halbgewachs. Chmelevski retrieved the puck along the left boards and quickly turned around and fired a shot on net that beat the Gulls netminder on the shortside for his 11th goal at the 18:05 mark.

San Jose rode that momentum until the final six seconds of the middle frame. Holding possession inside the Gulls zone, Nikolai Knyzhov sent a cross ice pass along the point over to Nick DeSimone. The New York state native then snapped home a wrist shot past Stolarz for the equalizer and his fifth goal of the season with just six seconds left in the period.

“Desi (DeSimone) has done a really good job here the last five or six games. His game is starting to trend back in that direction. We’re at a point right now where guys have to continue to do that for themselves and Desi has put himself in that situation,” said Chiasson.

DeSimone has scored in back-to-back games and continued his point steak to four games for San Jose.

“I definitely had a long dry spell there,” said DeSimone when asked about his current point streak. “That’s always tough. You kinda wonder when it’s going to end. Offense is gonna come so you try not to worry about it too much but you know it’s always back there.”

San Diego had the ice tited in their favor in the second period outshooting San Jose 13-8. Yet they headed into the second intermission deadlocked after the ‘Cuda’s two goals in a span of 1:48.

Sawchenko (6-4-2) finished the evening with a career high 42 saves on 44 shots to earn his sixth victory of the season. Stolarz made 24 saves on 27 shots in the losing effort.

“I’ll be honest, my rebound control wasn’t great tonight. The D-core and the forwards came back and took away those second chances. That was huge. I tried to weather the storm the best I could,” said Sawchenko.

The third period featured descent scoring chances by both teams but neither could end the game in regulation. San Diego out shot San Jose 16-7.

GAME NOTES: San Jose was 0-for-3 on the power play. San Diego went 0-for-5.

Tevor Carrick played in his 400th professional game (393 AHL, 7 NHL).

‘Cuda defenseman Michael Downing played in his 100th AHL game.

Danil Yutaykin returned to the lineup after missing the last three games with an upper body injury.

San Jose wore a cowboy themed specialty jersey in honor of “Cuda Country Night”. A Roy Sommer bobblehead was given away to the first 4,000 fans. Sommer and his son Mo performed the ceremonial faceoff before the game.

The announced attendance was 4,542.

UP NEXT: The Barracuda conclude its six-game homestand versus the Gulls on Saturday 3/7 at 8:00pm at SAP Center.

Gulls comeback to take down Barracuda in 4-3 overtime win

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by Marko Ukalovic

SAN JOSE, Calif- Old habits die hard. Unfortunately for the San Jose Barracuda their habit of blowing third period leads is one that has been hard to break. The San Diego Gulls came back from a two-goal third period deficit as Maxime Comtois scored the game winning goal in overtime to secure a 4-3 victory on Saturday afternoon at SAP Center.

Justin Kloos led an odd-man rush, as San Diego caught San Jose on a bad line change, his shot was initially saved by ‘Cuda goalie Zachary Sawchenko but Comtois crashed the net and batted home the rebound for his ninth goal of the season with 2:11 left in the extra session.

San Jose were actually the Churros for a day and wore specially themed jerseys to celebrate the occassion. It’s a tradition that started with the San Jose Giants. the minor leauge affilate of the San Francisco Giants.

The Churros (17-27-4-2), despite earning a point, have lost two games in a row and three out of their last four. The Gulls have won two in a row and five out of their last six. They have climbed back into fourth in the Pacific Divison with 63 points, one ahead of Ontario.

San Diego (28-8-5-2) drew first blood early in the first period. Christ Mueller led a 2-on-1 rush up the ice. He fed a cross ice pass over to Alex Dostie who buried a wrist shot past Sawchenko for his 11th goal of the season at the 5:35 mark.

San Jose evened the score in the final five minutes of the opening frame. Sasha Chmelevski fed a pass out to newly acquired Anthony Greco, playing in his second game as a member of the ‘Cuda. Greco skated down the left wing and lasered a wrist shot far side past Gulls goalie Kevin Boyle for his first goal in a Churro uniform at the 15:40 mark.

The Barracuda gained the lead less than two minutes later. Nick DeSimone sent in a shot from the right point where Jeffery Viel redirected the puck with his stick into the back of the net for his 13th goal of the season at the 17:26 mark.

There was no scoring or penalties in the second period that saw both goalies make key saves. San Jose outshot San Diego 12-10 in the middle frame.

San Jose looked to have put the game away just 22 seconds into the third period with an insurance goal. Joachim Blichfeld won a battle along the boards behind the net as he checked the puck away from Jani Hankapaa with a hard hit. Blichfeld quickly centered a pass in front to a trailing Jayden Halbgewachs who blasted a one-timer past Boyle for his team leading 17th goal of the season.

The Gulls responded back right away to cut the deficit to one-goal.

Comtois paves the way with 2 goals in Gulls 6-3 win over Barracuda

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by Marko Ukalovic

SAN DIEGO, Calif- Rookie Maxime Comtois scored two goals and added an assist as the San Diego Gulls scored four unanswered goals en route to a 6-3 victory over the San Jose Barracudaon Saturday evening at Pachenga Arena.

San Jose had its two-game winning streak snapped. They are now 3-5 against the Gulls this season. San Diego have won three games in a row and jumped ahead of Ontario for fourth place in the Pacific Divison with 59 points.

San Diego (26-17-5-2) drew first blood early in the first period. Chase De Leo fed a pass up to the point where Chris Wideman’s shot was initially saved by ‘Cuda goalie Josef Korenar. Comtois was in front of the crease when he cleaned up the rebound for his first goal of the evening and sixth of the season at the 4:32 mark.

The former second round pick of the Anaheim Ducks has scored in five straight games, setting a Gull rookie record.

The Gulls doubled their lead when Josh Mahura led 2-on-1 break with Isac Lundestrom. Mahura fed Lundestrom who made a move forehand to backhand before he slid the puck past Korenar for his fifth goal of the season at the 11:29 mark

San Diego scored their third unanswered goal of the period when Scott Moldenhauer sent a wrist shot from the point that Chris Mueller tipped past Korenar on the right side for his sixth goal of the season at the 12:46 mark.

San Jose (16-26-3-2) had three good scoring chances go awry. Maxim Letunov had two point blank chances stopped by and Jonny Brodzinski had a shot hit a post.

San Diego out shot San Jose 16-12 in the opening frame.

The Gulls picked up where the left off in the second period going up 4-0 in the first five minutes. Alex Broadhurst fed a pass over to Comtois who buried a wrist shot past Korenar top-shelf on the right side for his second goal of the game and his seventh of the season at the 5:18 mark. De Leo received the secondary assist for a multi-point game.

San Jose finally stopped the bleeding halfway through the middle frame. Danil Yurtaykin fed a pass over to Thomas Gregoire who skated in and chipped the puck over the pad of Boyle, underneath his arm, for his fifth goal of the season at the 9:50 mark. The ‘Cuda defenseman has scored two goals in his last three games. Jeremy Roy received the secondary assist.

The Barracuda cut the lead in half when a turnover by Keifer Sherwood, who failed to clear the puck out of the defensisve zone, led to Jeffery Viel who snapped a wrist shot off the body of Jani Hankapaa in front of the net that went past Boyle for Viel’s 11th goal of the season at the 11:59 mark. Viel has scored three goals in his past two games.

San Diego regained a three-goal lead on the power play with under five seconds left in the middle frame. Broadhurst fed a pass over to Sam Carrick who sniped a shot past Korenar for his team leading 20th goal of the season. Comtois received the secondary assist.

San Jose scored a power play goal with 1:44 left in the third period to cut the deficit to two goals. Lukas Radil feathered a chip pass over to Lean Bergmann who wired a shot past Boyle for his eighth goal of the season. Joachim Blichfeld received the secondary assist.

Blake Pietila iced the game with an empty net goal 22 seconds later to complete the scoring.

Boyle finished the game stopping 34 shots of the 37 shots he faced to earn his sixth victory of the season for the Gulls backup goaltender. Korenar made 29 saves on 34 shots in suffering the loss.

GAME NOTES: San Jose was 1-for-3 on the power play. San Diego was 1-for-1.

Fisticuffs! Keaton Middleton and Keegan Kanzig danced the tango in a long, spirited fight at the 7:45 mark of the second period.

San Diego had killed off 16 straight penalties before Bergmann’s power play tally. Their penalty kill is ranked sixth in the AHL.

Bergmann has scored in back-to-back games.

The announced attendance was 11,749.

UP NEXT: The Barracuda conclude their two-game roadtrip in Ontario as they take on the Reign on Sunday 2/23 at 3:00pm.

 

San Jose Barracuda podcast with Marko Ukalovic: Can Barracuda make it three in a row in San Diego?

On the San Jose Barracuda podcast with Marko:

#1 The Barracuda (16-25-3-2) jumped to an early lead in the first period which is crucial and maybe something that was lacking during their eight game losing streak.

#2 The 6-3 win on Monday over the Tucson Roadrunners (30-16-1-2) was San Jose’s second in a row after losing eight games in a row

#3 Barracuda goaltender Josef Korenar stopped 25 of 28 shots enough to stop Tucson’s offense and enough to win the game

#4 In the loss for the Roadrunners it is their fifth loss in seven games and their struggling goalie Ivan Prosvetov who stopped 28 shots but allowed five goals

#5 The Barracuda are off to San Diego next Saturday seeing the momentum the Barracuda are on can they make it three in a row?

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

Gulls hang on to send Barracuda to fifth straight loss in 4-2 win

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by Marko Ukalovic

SAN JOSE, Calif- A game that was exciting from start to finish ended with the San Diego Gulls defeating the San Jose Barracuda 4-2 on Wednesday evening at SAP Center.

On a night where San Jose dressed only 11 forwards, the Barracuda lost its fifth game in a row. The Gulls extended its five-game point streak and are now 4-3 against San Jose this season.

San Diego (20-16-4-2) drew first blood early in the first period. Chris Wideman sent in a shot on goal from the right faceoff circle that deflected off the pad off ‘Cuda goalie Andrew Shortridge and veteran forward Chris Mueller cleaned up the rebound beating Shortridge top-shelf for his 14th goal of the season at the 5:49 mark. Antoine Morand picked up the secondary assist.

San Jose (14-24-1-2) evened the score just over two minutes later. Noah Gregor won a race to the puck along the boards behind the net. Gregor fed a backhand pass out to a wide-open Ivan Chekhovich who made a deke around Gulls goalie Anthony Stolarz and tucked home the puck for just his third goal of the season at the 7:55 mark. Chekhovic snapped a 12-game goal-less draught. Nick Meloche received the secondary assist.

“Right now I’m playing on (one of ) the top two lines. I got an opportunity (to be more of an offensive threat) and it’s really nice,” said Chekhovich.

San Diego outshot San Jose 19-14 in the opening 20 minutes.

The Gulls regained the lead at the 9:00 minute mark of the second period. Blake Pietila had the puck along the right boards when he sent over a cross ice pass to Simon Benoit at the left slot. Benoit skated in and wired a wrist shot past Shortridge on the short side for his third goal of the season. It snapped a 28-game goal-less draught for the Laval, Quebec native.

One of the key moments of the game came in the middle frame when Stolarz stopped Chekhovich on a breakaway to preserve their 2-1 lead.

“I thought we made it a point to make sure we got to those (hard) areas and making it a game. I don’t want to say an ugly game but maybe a game they’re not as interested in playing,” said assistant coach John McCarthy.

San Diego scored an insurance goal early in the third period. A shot from the left point was redirected by Brendan Guhle that ricochet off Nick DeSimone’s stick into the back of the net. The unassisted goal was Guhle’s fourth goal of the season that came at the 5:24 mark.

San Jose scored a 4-on-4 goal late in the third period. Chekhovich fished out a puck from a scramble in front of it. He then fed it over to Joachim Blichfeld who buried the puck into an empty net for 14th goal of the season at the at the 14:13 mark. Meloche finished with a two-point game with his second assist on the evening.

“Obviously I have more minutes on the ice so it gives me more confidence (offensively). I just need to move my feet and that’s where I (am able to) create offense,” said Meloche.

Chekhovich played like a man possessed and was arguably the ‘Cuda’s best player of the game. He had numerous scoring chances while creating chances for his teammates.

I liked his game a lot,” said McCarthy regarding Chekhovich. “We talked to him kind of exactly what we’ve talked to the whole team. Not playing on the perimeter and stepping inside on faceoffs. To his credit, he’s been carrying it over into his game and it’s leading to the offensive chances he’s been generating for himself and his linemates.”

Things got chippy with just over nine minutes remaining when a big scrum ensued behind the net after Lukas Radil was called for boarding. Jeremy Roy and Max Comtois exchanged fisticuffs during the skirmish.

Alex Dostie scored an empty net goal, his 10th of the season, with 46 seconds left in the game to seal the deal for San Diego.

Stolarz finished the night making 36 saves on 38 shots in earning his 16th win of the season. Shortridge stopped 31 of the 34 shots he faced in the tough luck loss.

GAME NOTES: San Jose was 0-for-1 on the power play. San Diego went 0-for-5.

Lean Bergmann returned to the lineup for the first time since 12/31/19 when he suffered a lower body. The German forward missed 12 games during his absence.

‘Cuda forwards Alex True and Maxim Letunov were called up to the parent club Sharks and both made their NHL debuts yesterday evening in a 3-1 win over the Calgary Flames.

In a corresponding move, San Jose recalled Tristan Langan from Orlando of the ECHL. It is first call up to the AHL in Langan’s career.

Last Tuesday, the San Jose City Council unanimously approved a 200,000 square-foot expansion of Solar4America Ice at San Jose. The expansion will add two additional recreation rinks to the facility, increasing the building’s total to rinks to six. The expansion will also make the ice center the largest ice facility under one roof west of the Mississippi River. One of the rinks will be located inside a 4,200 seat, two story spectator arena which will serve as the new home for the Barracuda. Construction for the facility is slated to begin in April 2020, with a targeted completion date of April 2022.

The announced attendance was 2,072.

UP NEXT: The Barracuda travel up to Colorado to take on the Eagles on Friday 2/7 at 6:05pm at Budwiser Events Center.

 

San Jose Barracuda podcast with Marko Ukalovic: True and Letunov recalled by Sharks listen to how they will fit in

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On the Barracuda podcast with Marko:

#1 How important is it for the Barracuda parent club San Jose Sharks to have recalled Alex True talk about what his role was with the parent club at the Sharks means and have him back in the line up at the Shark again?

#2 True is not shy about taking shots he leads the Cuda with 96 shots this season and is third in goals so one of the factors of his being at the Sharks also was for his being ability to put it on net and often

#3 The Sharks have recalled the Barracuda’s Maxim Letunov, Letunov has ten goals and 20 assists for 30 points in 39 games Marko talks about what Letunov brings to the Sharks as well.

#4 Saturday’s game in San Diego against the Gulls saw the first period where all the action took place, the Barracuda scored two goals to the Gulls three out of the gate, the Gulls ended up winning the game by two goals 5-3

#5 Wednesday night the Gulls are in San Jose this time the Barracuda have home ice the Gulls have been a tough customer Marko talks about tonight’s match up

Marko Ukalovic is a San Jose Barracuda beat writer for http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Sherwood’s hat trick take down Barracuda in 5-3 victory

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by Marko Ukalovic

SAN DIEGO, Calif- The San Diego Gulls scored three unanswered goals led by Kiefer Sherwood’s hat trick to distanced themselves from the San Jose Barracuda in a 5-3 victory on Friday evening at Pachenga Arena.

In their first game after the All-Star break, San Jose has lost their fourth game in a row while San Diego snapped their two-game losing streak against their Pacific Division rival and are now 10 points ahead of the ‘Cuda in the standings.

San Jose (14-21-1-4) drew first blood in the first period. Evan Weinger intercepted a clearing attempt by San Diego and fed a pass out to Lukas Radil along the left slot. Radil then snapped a wrist shot past Gulls goalie Anthony Stolarz for his second goal of the season at the 1:24 mark on the ‘Cuda’s first shot of the game.

San Diego (19-16-3-2) scored the equalizer 20 seconds later when Sherwood scored on a penalty shot. He made a move to the left then dangled to the right before burying a wrist shot past ‘Cuda goalie Zachary Sawchenko for his 12th goal of the season.

The Gulls went ahead six minutes later on the power play. Isac Lunderstrom fired a shot on goal that Sawchenko initially saved but Chris Mueller crashed the net and knocked home the rebound for his 13th goal of the season at the 7:42 mark.

San Jose scored the equalizer halfway through the opening 20 minutes when Maxim Letunov scored the first of his two goals of the evening on the power play. Thomas Gregoire sent in shot from the point that Letunov was able to redirect past Stolarz for his ninth goal of the season at the 10:35 mark.

San Diego reclaimed the lead with four seconds left in the first period while killing a penalty. Sherwood intercepted a pass at the blueline and raced down the left side of the ice before depositing a wrist shot in the upper far corner of the net for a short-handed goal, his second of the evening and his 13th goal of the season.

The Gulls extended their lead to 4-2 in the second period. Justin Kloos attempted shot from the left point was blocked by a ‘Cuda defender. Kloos got his own rebound and wired home a shot past Sawchenko for his ninth goal of the season at the 12:31 mark.

San Diego put the game away with their Sherwood’s second short-handed of the game early in the third period. Chase De Leo stole the puck of Gregoire in the ‘Cuda zone. He quickly fed it to a wide open Sherwood who buried a wrist shot past Sawchenko for the hat trick at the 5:58 mark and his 14th goal of the season.

Letunov completed the scoring with his second goal of the contest with under three minutes left in the game. After a mad scramble in front of the crease, Letunov used a back-hander to net his 10th goal of the season at the 17:55 mark.

Stolarz made 41 saves on 44 shots to earn his 15th win of the season. Sawchenko stopped 24 of the 29 shots in the losing effort.

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

Letunov, snapped an eight goal goal-less draught as he recorded his first multi-goal game of his AHL career and now leads the Barracuda in points (10+20=30).

Sherwood became the first player to score two shorthanded goals against the Barracuda in a game and became the fourth opposing player this season to score three times against the Barracuda.

Radil snapped a 12-game goalless drought.

UP NEXT: The two teams faceoff with each other again on Wednesday 2/5 at 7:00pm at SAP Center.

San Jose Barracuda podcast with Marko Ukalovic: Barracuda prepare for home at home games with San Diego starting Friday

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On the Barracuda podcast with Marko:

#1 Marko Saturday’s loss to the Ontario Reign 3-1 was a tough one to take for the San Jose Barracuda after carrying a 1-0 lead for two periods

#2 In order to hold a 1-0 lead Barracuda goalie Zachary Sawchenko had to be standing on his head but when the third period arrived the Reign scored three times for the 3-1 win.

#3 For Sawchenko he stopped 30 shots and allowed two goals a tough one to take but he’s a proven goaltender whose up and coming.

#4 On the other hand Matthew Vallata of the Reign stopped 30 of 31 shots and was also standing on his head too

#5 The Barracuda are in San Diego against the Gulls for the first of two games home at home Friday night and then in San Jose Wednesday night

Marko Ukalovic is a San Jose Barracuda beat writer at http://www.sportsradioservice.com