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SJ Barracuda Continue Battle for Playoff Spot in West

March 29, 2016 - American Hockey League (AHL) - San Jose Barracuda News Release

Look Back:

The San Jose Barracuda (28-22-7-3, 66pts, .550%) presented by Barracuda Networks chomped two out of a possible four points (1-1-0-0) in two games last weekend at SAP Center vs. the San Diego Gulls. The Barracuda picked up their 2nd shutout of the season in a 3-0 victory over the Gulls on Saturday followed by a 3-1 loss to the Gulls on Easter Sunday to close out the week. San Jose is now 2-2-1-0 on their season long six game home stand which will conclude on Wednesday vs. the Ontario Reign.

San Jose is currently in 4th place in the Pacific Division with a .550 winning percentage and currently .001 percentage points behind the Charlotte Checkers for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. If the 5th place team in the Central Division has a better winning percentage than the 4th place team in the Pacific - there would be a cross-over between the two divisions. (that is currently the case as the 5th place Checkers in the Central have a better winning percentage than the 4th place Barracuda in the Pacific). The Barracuda have eight games remaining on their regular season schedule (2 home, 6 road) including three games this week. Please click HERE for the AHL's playoff primer.

Head coach and Bay Area native Roy Sommer picked up record breaking win #637 in the 4-2 win over the Ontario Reign at SAP Center on Feb 10. The victory surpassed Fred "Bun" Cook (636 wins) on top of the AHL wins leader board. The SJ Sharks honored coach Sommer with a pregame ceremony before the Sharks and Coyotes game on Feb 13 - watch the ceremony HERE. Roy currently has 646 wins in the AHL.

The Barracuda added two new players to the roster last week as Jon Martin (#71) and Mike Brodzinski (#75) each made their professional debuts for the Barracuda on March 26. Jon Martin signed an entry level contract with the San Jose Sharks on March 2. Martin, 20, led the Swift Current Broncos with 69 points (38 goals, 31 assists) and posted 74 penalty minutes (two fighting majors) in 66 games in the Western Hockey League (WHL) this season. He ranked 9th in the league in goals and was named the WHL's Player of the Week for the week ending Oct. 18. He has posted career highs in goals, assists and points this season as Swift Current's captain. Mike Brodzinski signed an ATO with the San Jose Barracuda on 3/26 after playing three seasons with the U. of Minnesota. Brodzinski, 20, finished his junior season ranking 1st among University of Minnesota defensemen in points (21), goals (8) and assists (8) in 37 games. His 11 power-play points ranked 1st on the team, and he set a career highs in goals, assists, points, penalty minutes and games played, while being named to the Big Ten Second All-Star Team this season. Other accolades in his third year with Minnesota include being named the Big Ten Second Star of the Week (Oct. 27), being named to the Mariucci Classic All-Tournament Team, becoming the first Big Ten defenseman to tally a hat trick (Jan. 23), and became just the second defenseman in league history to be named the first star of the week (Jan. 26).

Highlights on the ice last week included a three point game by captain Bryan Lerg (0-3-3) and a 26 save shutout performance by Aaron Dell on March 26. Jeremy Morin added two more assists last week for the Barracuda while Trevor Parkes, Joakim Ryan, Nikolay Goldobin, and Ryan Carpenter all found the back of the net in the pair of games vs. the Gulls. The Barracuda were not whistled for a single penalty vs. San Diego on March 27 and have currently 5-17 on the power play and 9-9 on the penalty kill in their last three games overall.

The San Jose Barracuda player of the week nominee is rookie defenseman Joakim Ryan. The 22-year-old from Rumson, New Jersey scored a power play goal, fired five shots on net, and stood tall defensively in two games last week.

COMING UP:

The San Jose Barracuda close out a six game home stand before heading out on a six game road trip with a pair of games this weekend!

On Wednesday, the Barracuda host the Ontario Reign (AHL affiliate of the LA Kings) at SAP Center at 7:30pm. Coverage begins at 7pm on AM 1220 KDOW.

On Friday, the Barracuda travel to Bakersfield to battle the Condors (AHL affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers) with a 7pm faceoff at the Rabobank Arena. Coverage begins at 7pm on AM 1220 KDOW.

On Saturday, the Barracuda head to San Diego for a 7:05pm date with the Gulls (AHL affiliate of the Anaheim Ducks) at the Valley View Casino Center. Coverage begins at 6:35pm on AM 122O KDOW.

MILESTONE ALERT:

Head Coach Roy Sommer (1404 game coached) surpassed Frank Mathers (1256 games coached) for the most games coached in AHL history on March 26, 2014 in the Sharks 5-3 win in Lewiston, ME over the Portland Pirates. Coach Sommer has coached 1,404 AHL games - all with the SJ Sharks AHL affiliates. In total, Coach Sommer has been a head coach in 1,735 games in the AHL and ECHL. Coach Sommer picked up his 600th career AHL win in a 4-3 victory in Lehigh Valley on Feb 4, 2015 and surpassed Frank Mathers (610 wins) for 2nd all-time in AHL history on March 27 in Springfield with his 611th win! Roy (646 wins) surpassed Fred "Bun Cook" (636 wins) for the most wins in AHL history on Feb 10, 2016 with a 4-2 win vs. the Ontario Reign at SAP Center.

Few things to know....

- The San Jose Barracuda are in 4th place (28-22-7-3, 66pts, .550%) in the Pacific Division and 9th place overall in the Western Conference. - the Barracuda are currently .001 percentage points behind the Charlotte Checkers for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

- The San Jose Sharks currently have 12 players on their roster that have spent time in the Sharks AHL affiliate (Couture, Pavelski, Wingels, Braun, Haley, Tennyson, Vlasic, Nieto, Hertl, Tierney, Karlsson, and DeMelo).

- The San Jose Sharks are in 3rd place in the Pacific Division and 7th place in the Western Conference with 90 points and a 42-28-6 record. The Sharks clinched a playoff spot on March 28.

- Captain Bryan Lerg has 45 points (17-28-45) in 56 AHL games this season for the Barracuda and has dressed in six games for the SJ Sharks (0-0-0) this season. The 17 goals are tied with Goldobin and Goodrow for the team lead.

- Ryan Carpenter (15-31-46) leads the Barracuda in points (46) and assists (31) in 58 games this season. Carpenter made his NHL debut in the Sharks 2-0 loss to the Wild on Dec 12 and was named to the 2016 AHL All-Star Classic where he added an assist for the Pacific Division.

- Bryan Lerg, Mirco Mueller, Dylan DeMelo, Nikolay Goldobin, Melker Karlsson, Micheal Haley, John McCarthy, Barclay Goodrow, Ryan Carpenter, Ben Smith, Matt Tennyson, Chris Tierney, and Alex Stalock have all played for the Barracuda (AHL) and the Sharks (NHL) this season.

- Micheal Haley has seven fighting majors in 13 games with the SJ Sharks and has 23 points (12-11-23) in 41 games for the Barracuda. Haley scored his 1st NHL goal in 1814 days on March 5, 2016 vs Vancouver at SAP Center.

- Karl Stollery is 1st among Barracuda defensemen in points (6-17-23) which includes 12 power play points (3-9-12) through 59 games.

- Rookie Joakim Ryan is 2nd among Barracuda defensemen in points (2-20-22) through 58 games.

- Rookie Nikolay Goldobin has 36 points (17-19-36) in 52 games for the Barracuda and two points (1-1-2) in nine games for the SJ Sharks. Goldobin ranks 15th among AHL rookies in points.

- Barclay Goodrow has 32 points (17-15-32) in 49 games for the Barracuda this season along with three points (0-3-3) in 14 games with the Sharks this season. Goodrow was named to the 2016 AHL All Star Classic where he added an assist for the Pacific Division.

- Goaltender Aaron Dell is 14-13-5 this season with a 2.29 GAA and a .924 save %. Dell has stopped 12 of 13 shooters in the shootout this season and made at the time an AHL high 50 saves in net on Feb 10 vs. Ontario. Dell ranks 7th in the AHL on GAA and 5th in save %. Dell received his 1st NHL recall on Feb 27 and was the backup goaltender for two games for the Sharks.

- Goaltender Troy Grosenick is 11-9-4 this season with a 3.08 GAA and a .897 save %. Grosenick made at the time an AHL high 49 saves on Nov 21 in a 4-3SOL at Stockton.

- The San Jose Barracuda players will wear the same jersey number with the SJ Sharks if they are to receive a NHL recall this season.

- The San Jose Barracuda are 19-16-5-3 vs. California teams this season.

- Score 4... the Barracuda are 23-0-1-0 when they score 4 goals in a game this season, but 5-22-6-3 when they score less than 4 goals.

- Coach Roy Sommer currently is 1st in the AHL with 664 wins in his career (18th season) and 1st in games coached in the AHL with 1404.

Top 3... Last Week!

1. Aaron Dell made 26 saves in 3-0 win over Gulls on March 26!

2. Bryan Lerg added three assists in the 3-0 win over the Gull on March 26!

3. Nikolay Goldobin scored his 17th goal of season in 3-0 win over the Gulls on March 26!

Last Week: (1-1-0-0) 2pts, 2gp

Sat. 3/26 W San Diego Gulls 0 @ San Jose Barracuda 3

Sun. 3/27 L San Diego Gulls 3 @ San Jose Barracuda 1

This Week:

Wed. 3/30 Ontario Reign @ San Jose Barracuda - 7:30pm

Fri. 4/1 San Jose Barracuda @ Bakersfield Condors - 7pm

Sat. 4/2 San Jose Barracuda @ San Diego Gulls - 7:05pm

Rewind the Tape:

3.26.16 - San Diego 0 - San Jose 3 - W - SAP Center - San Jose, CA

The San Jose Barracuda (28-21-7-3, 66pts) presented by Barracuda Networks defeated the San Diego Gulls (33-22-2-2, 70pts) by the score of 3-0 in front 6,731 fans at SAP Center on Saturday night in game four of a season long six game home stand. Nikolay Goldobin and Joakim Ryan each scored on the power play and Trevor Parkes added an empty netter. Aaron Dell made 26 saves for his 2nd shutout of the season while Bryan Lerg added three assists and Jeremy Morin had two helpers as the Barracuda picked up their first win of the season vs. the Gulls at SAP Center this season.

3.27.16 - San Diego 3 - San Jose 1 - L - SAP Center - San Jose, CA

The San Jose Barracuda (28-22-7-3, 66pts) presented by Barracuda Networks fell to the San Diego Gulls (34-22-2-2, 72pts) by the score of 3-1 in front 3,939 fans at SAP Center on Easter Sunday in game five of a season long six game home stand. San Jose outshot San Diego 35-18 but Ryan Carpenter was the only Barracuda skater to find the back of the net as Anton Khudobin made 34 saves for the Gulls. The Barracuda had two goals disallowed as Antoine Laganiere (2-1-3) and Matt Bailey (1-1-2) had big games for the Gulls.

Western Conference:

CENTRAL GP W L OTL SOL PTS PCT GF GA PIM HOME ROAD LAST TEN STREAK S/O

1. Milwaukee 67 41 21 3 2 87 0.649 193 169 922 23-10-0-1 18-11-3-1 6-2-0-2 4-0-0-2 2-Jul

2. Grand Rapids 66 41 23 1 1 84 0.636 211 160 947 24-10-1-0 17-13-0-1 7-3-0-0 0-3-0-0 1-Jan

3. Rockford 66 35 19 8 4 82 0.621 187 181 1136 21-8-2-3 14-11-6-1 4-5-1-0 0-2-0-0 4-Feb

4. Lake Erie 68 37 21 5 5 84 0.618 183 169 1083 23-7-1-4 14-14-4-1 6-4-0-0 3-0-0-0 5-Feb

5. Charlotte 68 34 27 3 4 75 0.551 194 201 999 15-14-2-1 19-13-1-3 6-3-0-1 0-1-0-0 4-Jun

6. Chicago 68 30 30 5 3 68 0.5 175 205 1134 18-13-1-1 12-17-4-2 5-4-0-1 2-0-0-0 3-Mar

7. Manitoba 68 22 37 4 5 53 0.39 155 224 1010 14-15-2-3 8-22-2-2 4-6-0-0 1-0-0-0 0-5

8. Iowa 67 21 38 4 4 50 0.373 145 200 815 9-19-3-2 12-19-1-2 3-6-1-0 0-5-1-0 4-Mar

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PACIFIC GP W L OTL SOL PTS PCT GF GA PIM HOME ROAD LAST TEN STREAK S/O

1. x Ontario 60 39 16 4 1 83 0.692 169 123 940 21-8-3-1 18-8-1-0 7-2-1-0 0-1-0-0 0-1

2. San Diego 60 34 22 2 2 72 0.6 177 175 1096 17-9-2-1 17-13-0-1 7-2-1-0 1-0-0-0 2-Apr

3. Texas 69 36 23 7 3 82 0.594 248 221 809 18-10-5-0 18-13-2-3 4-3-3-0 1-0-1-0 3-Feb

4. San Jose 60 28 22 7 3 66 0.55 169 166 739 16-13-2-1 12-9-5-2 5-4-1-0 0-1-0-0 3-Mar

5. Bakersfield 59 27 24 6 2 62 0.525 185 192 843 15-11-3-1 12-13-3-1 3-3-4-0 0-2-1-0 2-Jan

6. Stockton 59 28 27 2 2 60 0.508 171 187 921 19-8-1-0 9-19-1-2 5-4-1-0 1-0-0-0 2-Apr

7. San Antonio 69 28 33 8 0 64 0.464 187 217 1045 12-19-3-0 16-14-5-0 4-6-0-0 4-0-0-0 Feb-00

Coaching Milestones....

*1257 GAMES.....With the 5-3 win in Lewiston, ME vs. the Pirates on March 26, 2014, head coach Roy Sommer surpassed Frank Mathers (1,256 games) for the most games coached in the AHL.

*1,600 GAMES... With the 3-0 loss vs. the Norfolk Admirals on April 12, 2014, head coach Roy Sommer coached in his 1,600th professional game.

*1700 GAMES... with a 2-1 overtime loss at the Ontario Reign on December 13, 2015, head coach Roy Sommer coached in his 1,700th professional game.

*500 WINS!.... With a 3-2 shootout victory in Hershey on February 11, 2012, head coach Roy Sommer became just the 4th coach in AHL history to reach the 500 win plateau.

*600 WINS!....with the 4-3 win at Lehigh Valley on February 4, 2015, head coach Roy Sommer became just the 3rd coach in AHL history to reach the 600 win plateau.

*611 WINS.... With the 6-3 win at Springfield on March 27, 2015, head coach Roy Sommer moved past Frank Mather (610) for the 2nd most wins in AHL history with his 611th win.

*637 WINS.... With the 4-2 win vs. Ontario on February 10, 2016, head coach Roy Sommer move past Fred "Bun" Cook (636) for the most wins in AHL history with his 637th win.

AHL COACHING WINS - ALL-TIME

1. Roy Sommer 1998-current 18seasons 1,404GP 646 WINS

2. Fred "Bun" Cook 1937-56 19seasons 1,171GP 636 WINS

3. Frank Mathers 1956-85 18seasons 1,256GP 610 WINS

4. John Paddock 1981-2010 16seasons 1,125GP 589 WINS

*San Jose Barracuda Head Coach Roy Sommer, who plays a major role in developing players for the San Jose Sharks, is currently the longest-tenured coach (18th season) in the American Hockey League. His current regular season record is now: 646-585-48-67-59. (W-L-T-OTL-SOL)

*In Coach Sommer's first AHL victory.... The Kentucky Thoroughblades defeated the Albany River Rats 6-4 at the Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky on October 17, 1998.

Barracuda Bites:

*Captains for the 2015-16 season: Bryan Lerg was named captain on Oct 6 while John McCarthy was named an alternate captain. Micheal Haley, Karl Stollery, Dylan DeMelo, and Ryan Carpenter have all worn the A this season as well for the Barracuda.

*Breaking down October... The Barracuda had a 2-3-0-1 (5pts in 6gp) record in October with 12 GF and 17 GA. PP went 3-24 (12.5%); opponents PP went 6-25 (15.4%), and the Barracuda had 3 fighting majors in October.

*Breaking down November...The Barracuda had a 5-5-0-2 (12pts in 12gp) record in November with 32 GF and 36 GA. PP was 6-50 (12.0%); opponents PP was 8-39 (20.5%); and the Barracuda had 5 fighting majors in November.

*Breaking down December...The Barracuda had a 5-2-2-0 (12pts in 9gp) record in December with 29 GF and 30 GA. PP went 4-34 (11.8%); opponents PP was 12-40 (30.0%); and the Barracuda had 9 fighting majors in December.

*Breaking down January... the Barracuda had a 7-4-3-0 (17pts in 14gp) record in January with 39 GF and 36 GA. PP was 10-55 (18.1%); opponent's power play was 6-54 (11.1%); and the Barracuda had 6 fighting majors in January.

*Breaking down February.... The Barracuda had a 4-4-1-0 (9pts in 9gp) record in February with 28 GF and 24 GA. PP was 6-24 (25.0%); opponent's power play was 3-25 (12.0%); and the Barracuda had 3 fighting majors in February.

*Breaking down March.... The Barracuda have a 5-4-1-0 (11 points in 10gp) record in March with 29 GF and 22 GA. PP is 10-54 (18.5%); opponent's power play is 4-36 (11.1%); and the Barracuda have 7 fighting majors in March.

*Playoff watch... the Barracuda trail the Checkers by .001 percentage points for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Each team has 8 games remaining - BELOW ARE THE FINAL EIGHT GAMES ALONG WITH THE WIN % OF THE TEAMS THE TWO CLUBS ARE PLAYING DOWN THE STRETCH.

Barracuda Checkers

ONT (.692%) TEX (.594%)

@ BAK (.525%) TEX (.594%)

@ SD (.600%) RFD (.621%)

@ SA (.464%) RFD (.621%)

@ TEX (.594%) MIL (.649%)

@ TEX (.594%) MIL (.649%)

@ STK (.508%) @ LE (.618%)

STK (.508%) @ LE (.618%)

*2015... the Barracuda finished the 2015 calendar year with a 12-10-2-3 record.

*2016... the Barracuda are 16-12-5-0 in the calendar year 2016.

*Raffi Watch... Raffi Torres played five games with the SJ Barracuda this season and did not register a point. Raffi Torres was traded On Feb 22 by the Sharks along with 2nd round draft picks in 2017 and 2018 for defenseman Roman Polak and forward Nick Spaling. Torres was reassigned by the Maple Leafs to the Barracuda on Feb 22 and is currently on the Barracuda roster. Torres announced on Feb 26 that he was not going to play the rest of the season. (heal injury)

*8 left... San Jose has just 8 games left in the regular season, with all 8 off those against Pacific Division opponents. (2 home, 6 away)

*Streakers.... the Barracuda have scored a power play goal in three straight games (5-17).

*30 goal scorer added... the Barracuda received Jeremy Morin in the trade that saw Alex Stalock and Ben Smith go to Toronto on Feb 27. Morin had 30 goals with Rockford in 67 AHL games in 2012-13. The 24 year old from Auburn, NY has played in 82 games in the NHL with Chicago and Columbus. Morin has eight points (3-5-8) in 10 games for the Barracuda so far since the trade.

*Cundari Loaned... defenseman Mark Cundari was reassigned to the Lake Eric Monsters on March 7. Cundari had eight points (3-5-8) in 34 games for the Barracuda.

*Even Strength Drought... the Barracuda have not scored an even strength goal (5-on-5) in 180:13 dating back to Trevor Parkes' goal at 2:15 of the 1st period vs. Iowa on March 19.

*Good Barracuda...the Barracuda were not whistled for a single penalty in the 3-1 loss to the SD Gulls at SAP Center on March 27. The Gulls were whistled for 6 minor penalties in the game.

*PP Explosion... the Barracuda exploded for 4 power play goals in the 7-1 win over the Stockton Heat at SAP Center on March 1. San Jose went 4-7 with the man advantage and received power play goals from John McCarthy, Nikolay Goldobin X2, and Karl Stollery. In addition, Jeremy Langlois scored a shorthanded goal in the victory.

*Debut Winner.... Goaltender Joel Rumpel won his 1st AHL start with 22 saves in a 4-2 win vs. Bakersfield on March 6.

*League Leaders....

- Alex Gallant - 3rd among rookies in majors (13) and 4th among rookie in penalty minutes (109)

- Aaron Dell - 7th in GAA (2.29) and 5th in save % (.924%)

- Nikolay Goldobin ranks 15th among AHL rookies in points (36)

*100+ shots... eight players have at least 100 shots for the Barracuda this season (Lerg 145, Langlois 134, Goodrow 143, Morin 139, Carpenter 124, McCarthy 117, Goldobin 107, and Parkes 107)

*1814 days....Micheal Haley scored his 1st NHL goal in 1814 days on March 5, 2016 vs the Vancouver Canucks at SAP Center. His last NHL goal was with the NY Islanders on March 19 2011 in Florida.

*All even... forward Trevor Parkes has 35 points this season (a career high in AHL) - not one of those points has been scored on special teams.

*Nine Gamer... the Barracuda had a season high nine game point streak (7-0-2-0) from Dec 30 - Jan 16.

*PK Improving... the Barracuda had not allowed a power play goal in a season high seven straight games from Jan 3 - Jan 16 (17-for-17 on the kill) and have a penalty kill success rate of 89.0% (98-110) since Jan 3.

*PTO to AHL...Scott Timmins and Alex Gallant each began the seasons on PTO contracts before signing a SPC for the rest of the season. In addition, Alex Gallant signed an AHL deal for the Barracuda for the 2016-17 season as well.

*Welcome Back Al... goaltender Alex Stalock was loaned to the Barracuda on a conditioning assignment on Jan 2. Stalock had a 76-53-10 record with a 2.63 GAA and a .909 save percentage with the Worcester Sharks in the AHL. Al made 21 saves in a 5-1 win over the Texas Stars on Jan 3 in his first AHL start since April 20, 2013 at Syracuse. Stalock picked up his 80th AHL win on Jan 6 and as recalled by the Sharks on Jan 7 after posting a 2-0-0 record with the Barracuda along with a 1.96 GAA and a .930 save %. Stalock was traded to Toronto at the NHL trade deadline.

*PT a game in AHL... forward Chris Tierney picked up two assists in his Barracuda debut on Jan 3. Tierney now has 32 points (9-23-32) in 31 games in the AHL with Worcester and San Jose.

*Racking up PIMS... forward Alex Gallant has 109 penalty minutes in his last 22 games (12 minors, 13 majors, a ten minute misconduct, and a game misconduct).

*Shootout success... goaltender Aaron Dell has stopped 12 of 13 shooters he has faced in the shootout this season. (.923%)

*Shootout Success X2... forward Jeremy Langlois is 3-for-4 in the shootout this season (75%) with two game winners!

*Free Hockey... the Barracuda have played in 17 overtime games this season...The Barracuda played six of nine games in OT in a stretch from Dec 30-Jan 16. San Jose is 4W-7L in OT and 3W-3L in the shootout.

*16 shots against... the Barracuda allowed a season low 16 shots in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Ontario Reign on March 16.

*Quick strikes... the Barracuda scored four goals in a 3:20 span in the second period on Dec 20 in 5-4 win vs. Stockton. San Jose scored three goals in :50 seconds to close out the goal scoring rush.

*What a weekend... the line of Goodrow/Carpenter/Emanuelsson combined for 18 (7-11-18) points in two games (Dec 4-5) for the Barracuda in back-to-back wins vs. the Heat and the Condors. The line scored 7 of the 13 goals for the Barracuda.

*1st pro hat trick... Barclay Goodrow recorded his first professional hat trick in the Barracuda's 7-6 overtime win over the Condors on Dec 6. Goodrow scored three tiebreaking goals, the last coming 23 seconds into overtime as San Jose defeated Bakersfield, 7-6. The hat trick was the first multiple-goal game of Goodrow's professional career, and gave him seven points in a span of less than 21 hours.

*1st pro hat trick X2.... Nikolay Goldobin scored three goals, added an assist, and was +4 in the Barracuda's 5-1 win over the Texas Stars on Jan 3, 2016.

*1st pro point.... rookie defenseman Patrick McNally (Harvard Univ) picked up his first pro point (assist) in the 2-1 loss at San Antonio on Jan 29.

*Plus Player... Ryan Carpenter registered an AHL season high +5 in San Jose's 7-6OTW vs. Bakersfield on Dec 5. Carpenter leads the Barracuda with a +16 rating this season.

*Monkey of the back...Petter Emanuelsson scored his first two goals of the season on Dec 5 in the 7-6OTW vs. the Condors. The goals broke an 18 game goalless drought to start the season and were his first since Oct 24, 2014 vs. Syracuse.

*Monkey of Back X2... Nikita Jevpalovs broke a 31 game goalless drought with his 3rd goal of the season on Feb 13 vs. San Antonio.

*Lots of saves... goaltender Troy Grosenick made 49 saves in the 4-3SOL at Stockton on Nov 21. The 49 saves was a career high for Troy and the most saves by a goaltender at that point of the season in the AHL.

*50 stops... netminder Aaron Dell made 50 saves in the 4-2 win over the Ontario Reign on Feb 10 - at the time was the most saves by an AHL goaltender this season.

*Strange but true... the Barracuda went 1-4-0-1 vs. the Gulls at the SAP Center and were outscored 8-17 in the process...meanwhile the Barracuda are 3-1-1-0 vs. the Gulls in San Diego with an 14-15 edge to the Gulls in the goals department.

*Strange again...the Barracuda went 2-4-0-0 vs. the Condors at the SAP Center but are 3-1-0-1 at the Rabobank Arena vs the Condors this season.

*Cooling off the Heat... the Barracuda are 8-0-1-1 in 10 games vs. the Stockton Heat this season and hold a 46-25 scoring advantage. (average 4.6 goals scored per game)

*Hump Day... the Barracuda are 6-2-1-2 on Wednesdays this season.

*House of Horrors... the Barracuda finished with a 0-4-2-0 record at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, CA this season.

*Can't solve the Reign... the Barracuda have a 2-6-3-0 record against the Reign this season and have been outscored 18-27 in the process.

*All 60 games... Jeremy Langlois, Trevor Parkes, and Gus Young have played in all 60 games this season for the Barracuda.

*Situations...the Barracuda are....

o 15-1-3-1 when leading after 20 minutes

o 17-1-3-0 when leading after 40 minutes

o 7-1-3-0 when tied after 20 minutes

o 10-1-2-1 when tied after 40 minutes

o 6-20-1-2 when trailing after 20 minutes

o 1-20-2-2 when trailing after 40 minutes

o 16-11-2-1 when outshooting opponents

o 10-11-5-2 when outshot by opponent

o 20-7-1-1 when scoring a power play goal

o 12-11-4-1 when allowing a power play goal

o 13-9-7-3 in one goal games

o 10-8-2-0 in 1st game of a back-to-back

o 7-10-3-0 in 2nd game of a back-to-back

*Teddy Bear Toss... Hundreds of teddy bears hit the ice on the first teddy bear toss game presented by Kaiser Permanente on Nov 7. Barclay Goodrow scored the first Barracuda goal of the game at 18:37 of the second period in San Jose's 3-2 loss to the Gulls. The teddy bears were donated to local charities last week.

*Doubleheaders... the first of 13 Sharks/Barracuda doubleheaders at the SAP Center occurred on Saturday, Nov 7. The Barracuda fell to the SD Gulls (AHL affiliate of the Anaheim Ducks) 3-2 at 1:15pm while the Sharks dropped a 1-0 game to the Ducks at 7:30pm. Breakdown of all 13 doubleheaders below:

Nov 7 Barracuda lose 3-2 to Gulls (1st) Sharks lose 1-0 to Anaheim Ducks

Nov 28 Barracuda win 5-4 over Stars (1st) Sharks win 5-2 over Calgary Flames

Dec 5 Barracuda win 7-6OT over Condors (1st) Sharks lose 4-3 to Tampa Bay Lightning

Dec 12 Barracuda lose 5-0 to Gulls (1st) Sharks lose 2-0 to Minnesota Wild

Dec 28 Barracuda lose 4-1 to Checkers (1st) Sharks lose 6-3 to Colorado Avalanche

Dec 30 Barracuda win 3-2SOW over Checkers (1st) Sharks win 4-2 over Philadelphia Flyers

Jan 9 Barracuda win 6-4 over Rampage (2nd) Sharks win 7-0 over Toronto Maple Leafs

Jan 18 Barracuda lose 5-3 to Condors (1st) Sharks lose 4-3SOL to Ottawa Senators

Jan 23 Barracuda lose 2-1 to Reign (2nd) Sharks win 4-3 over Minnesota Wild

Feb 13 Barracuda win 5-0 over Rampage (1st) Sharks win 4-1 over Arizona Coyotes

Mar 5 Barracuda lose 3-2 to Condors (1st) Sharks lose 4-2 to Vancouver Canucks

Mar 19 Barracuda win 3-2OT over Wild (2nd) Sharks win 4-1 over New York Rangers

Mar 26 Barracuda win 3-0 over Gulls (2nd) Sharks lose 4-2 to Dallas Stars

TOTAL Barracuda went 7-6-0-0 Sharks went 6-6-0-1 on doubleheaders

*Goal drought... the Barracuda had been shutout in 164:04 of play before John McCarthy scored at 2:45 of the first period on Nov 1 vs. Ontario....the last goal scored was a shorthanded goal by Scott Timmins

at 18:40 of the first period vs. the Gulls on Oct 21.

*SAP Center...the Barracuda picked up their first win on home ice in a 4-2 victory over the Ontario Reign on Nov 1... San Jose is now 16-13-2-1 at the SAP Center this season and outscored their opponents 98-93.

*Other Barracuda 1sts...

- Micheal Haley scored the first goal in franchise history at 19:47 of the first period vs. Rockford on Oct 9. The goal was a power play goal scored on Michael Leighton and assisted by Nikita Jevpalovs and Scott Timmins.

- Frazer McLaren picked up the first fighting major in Barracuda history with a 2nd period scrap vs. Mike Liambas on Oct 9.

- The San Jose Barracuda picked up their first win in franchise history in a 4-1 victory over the Heat in Stockton on Oct 15.

- Scott Timmins scored the first shorthanded goal in franchise history on Oct 21 vs. San Diego.

- Mirco Mueller became the first defenseman to score a goal for the Barracuda in the 4-2 win vs. Ontario on Nov 1.

- Barclay Goodrow recorded the first hat trick in team history in the Barracuda's 7-6OTW on Dec 5.

- Barclay Goodrow scored the 1st overtime game winner in franchise history at 23 seconds of overtime in 7-6 win over Condors on Dec 5.

- The Barracuda dropped their first overtime game 2-1 in Ontario on Dec 13.

- Aaron Dell picked up 1st Barracuda shutout in 5-0 win vs. San Antonio on Feb 13.

*Road Warriors... the Barracuda are 12-9-5-2 on the road this season and finished up on a seven game road trip (3-2-0-2) with a 3-1 win in Charlotte on Nov 25.

*Suspensions...San Jose Barracuda defenseman Karl Stollery was suspended for one (1) game as a consequence of an elbowing incident in a game vs. San Diego on Oct. 21. Stollery was suspended under the provisions of AHL Rule 28.1 (supplementary discipline). Karl missed San Jose's game on Oct. 23 vs. San Diego.

*Pro Debuts: Patrick McNally and Nikita Jevpalovs each made their professional debuts for the Barracuda on Oct 9....Adam Helewka made his professional debut Oct 15 at Stockton.... Mike Brodzinski and Jon Martin made their pro debuts on March 26 vs. San Diego.

*AHL Debut... Alex Gallant played his 1st AHL game on Nov 13 at San Diego and picked up his first AHL fighting major vs. Curt Gogol on Dec 13 at Ontario.

*Always remember your first... Nikita Jevpalovs scored his first professional goal in the Barracuda's 4-1 win in Stockton on Oct 15... Joakim Ryan and Julius Bergman each scored their first pro goals in the Barracuda's 5-4 win vs. Texas on Nov 28.... Patrick McNally scored his 1st pro goal Feb 13 vs. San Antonio.

*First AHL goals...Danny Doremus scored his first AHL goal and grabbed his first AHL assist in 7-6OTW vs. Condors.

*Nikolay Goldobin became the first SJ Barracuda player to receive an NHL recall on Oct 15 and scored his 1st NHL goal in his 2nd NHL game in the Sharks 6-3 loss at the NY Islanders on Oct 17.

*OT penalty shot... goaltender Troy Grosenick stopped Gulls defenseman Brandon Montour at 1:05 of the overtime period in the Barracuda's 4-3 shootout win at San Diego on Nov 13.

*2 Penalty Shots, 1 period...referee Garrett Rank awarded two penalty shots in the 1st period of the Barracuda's 3-2 loss to the Stars on Nov 29. Troy Grosenick stopped Curtis MacKenzie at 10:52 while John Muse stopped Jeremy Langlois at 14:53.

*Score first... the Barracuda have scored FIRST 28 times in 60 games this season (17-4-6-1). - Carpenter 3, Haley 2, Lerg 3, McCarthy 2, Langlois 3, Hanson 1, Parkes 4, Stollery 2, Goldobin 3, Cundari 1, Smith 1, Goodrow 1, Jevpalovs 1, Emanuelsson 1

*2nd period success...the Barracuda have outscored their opponents 54-45 (+9) in the second period this season.

*Even better in 3rd... San Jose is +10 in the third period with a 56-46 scoring edge.

*1st period troubles... San Jose has been outscored 52-65 (-13) in the first period this season.

*Breaking down the roster.... The Barracuda opening roster features nine Americans, nine Canadians, three Swedes, one Russian, one Swiss, and one Latvian.

*4 National Champions... The Barracuda have had four players that won the NCAA Division 1 Championships.... Gus Young was captain with Yale University in 2013....John McCarthy with Boston University in 2009...Bryan Lerg with Michigan State in 2007... Ben Smith with Boston College in 2008 and 2010.

*Memorial Cups...defenseman Mark Cundari and forward Scott Timmins each won a pair of Memorial Cups in 2009 and 2010 with the Windsor Spitfires (OHL). Vincent Arseneau won the Cup with the Shawinigan Cataractes in 2012.

*Swedish Elite League Championship.... both Melker Karlsson and Petter Emanuelsson won back-to-back championships with Skelleftea AIK in the SWEHL in 2013 and 2014.

*Kelly Cup Champions... Chris Crane, Vincent Arseneau, and Greger Hanson each won the Kelly Cup (ECHL Championship) with the Allen Americans last season.

*CHL Championship... Aaron Dell and Greger Hanson won the Central Hockey League Championship with the Allen Americans in 2013.

*Spengler Cup... defenseman Mark Cundari won a gold medal at the 2016 Spengler Cup for Team Canada.

*Stanley Cup Champion... Ben Smith won the Stanley Cup in 2013 with the Chicago Blackhawks.

*Oldest/Youngest... Raffi Torres is the oldest player on the Barracuda roster (born Oct 8, 1981) while Julius Bergman is the youngest (born Nov 2, 1995).

*Bros... Alex Gallant's older brother Brett plays for the Lake Erie Monsters in the AHL.... Mike Brodzinski's older brother Jonny plays for the Ontario Reign.

*High scorer in the Q... rookie Nikita Jevpalovs recorded 100 points (49-51-100) in 64 games for Blainville-Boisbriand in the QMJHL last season. The 21-year-old from Riga, Latvia has 12 points (4-8-12) in 54 games for the Barracuda and three points (1-2-3) in three games for the Allen Americans.

*The Sherriff... Frazer McLaren re-signed in the off-season with the SJ Sharks organization after spending the last 2+ seasons in the Toronto organization. McLaren holds the Worcester Sharks franchise record with 577 penalty minutes and has 19 penalty minutes in 12 games for the Barracuda.

*J-Mac... John McCarthy led the Worcester Sharks in points (151) and goals (63) and was tied in the franchise lead in games played (277). McCarthy also served as the Worcester Sharks captain in 2012-13 and was the Worcester Sharks MVP in 2011-12. McCarthy is (14-23-37) in 59 games with the Barracuda and (0-0-0) in one game with the SJ Sharks.

*Career High... forward Trevor Parkes has already set a career AHL high in points this season. Parkes has 35 points (15-20-35) in 60 games for the Barracuda surpassing his previous high of 9 points in 2012-13, 2013-14, and 2014-15.

*No sophomore slump... 2nd year pro Ryan Carpenter has already surpassed his point totals from last season (74gp, 12-22-34pts). Carpy has 46 points (15-31-46) in 58 games this season for the Barracuda.

*Young Guns... the Barracuda have dressed 15 AHL rookies already this season. (Joakim Ryan, Adam Helewka Patrick McNally, Nikita Jevpalovs, Vinny Arseneau, Nikolay Goldobin, Chris Crane, Julius Bergman, Alex Gallant, Danny Doremus, Mike Aviani, Rick Pinkston, Joel Rumpel, Mike Brodzinski, and Jon Martin)

*I'll take a draft... 10 San Jose Barracuda players were drafted by the San Jose Sharks. (McCarthy, McLaren, Helewka, Crane, Goldobin, Mueller, Ryan, Bergman, Tierney, Brodzinski)

*1st Rounders... the Barracuda had two first round draft picks dressed on opening night. Mirco Mueller (18th in 2013 by SJ) and Nikolay Goldobin (27th in 2014 by SJ).

*1st Rounders score...both Mirco Mueller and Nikolay Goldobin scored their first AHL goals of the season in the Barracuda's 4-2 win vs. Ontario on Nov 1.

Checking in on the 2nd rounder... rookie defenseman Julius Bergman (London-OHL) has nine points (2-7-9) in 52 games for the Barracuda. Bergman, the 46th pick overall by the Sharks in the 2014 Draft hails from Stockholm, Sweden.

*NHL Experience.... The Barracuda have had 18 players on their roster with NHL experience led by

Raffi Torres 635...Breaking down the rest.... Ben Smith with 181, Frazer McLaren 102, Karl Stollery 12, Bryan Lerg 8, John McCarthy 88, Micheal Haley 69, Mirco Mueller 45, Mark Cundari 8, Melker Karlsson 112, Scott Timmins 24, Nikolay Goldobin 8, Barclay Goodrow 73, Chris Tierney 117, Troy Grosenick 2, Dylan DeMelo 39, Alex Stalock 62, Matt Tennyson 58.

*Five for fighting... The Barracuda have 33 fighting majors through 60 games this season.... (McLaren 3, Young 4, Arseneau 1, Carpenter 1, Cundari 1, Goodrow 1, Lerg 1, Gallant 12, Haley 4, Hanson 1, McNally 1, Torres 1, Pinkston 1, Stollery 1)

TRANSACTIONS:

Date Player Team Transaction

3/24/2016 Micheal Haley (LW) San Jose DEL Recalled from loan by San Jose (NHL)

3/24/2016 Mike Brodzinski (D) San Jose ADD Signed to ATO

3/24/2016 Rick Pinkston (D) San Jose DEL Returned on loan to Allen (ECHL)

3/22/2016 Jon Martin (RW) San Jose ADD Signed to ATO

3/22/2016 Mirco Mueller (D) San Jose DEL Recalled from loan by San Jose (NHL)

3/22/2016 Mirco Mueller (D) San Jose ADD Returned on loan from San Jose (NHL)

3/19/2016 Dylan DeMelo (D) San Jose DEL Recalled from loan by San Jose (NHL)

3/19/2016 Joel Rumpel (G) San Jose DEL Reassigned by San Jose (NHL) to Allen (ECHL)

Season by the numbers...

Record: 28-22-7-3, 66 points, .550% - 4th in Pacific

Win percentage: .550% - 9th in West

Home Record: 16-13-2-1

Away Record: 12-9-5-2

Attendance: 139,095 through 32 games this season at SAP Center - 4,347 average

Goals Scored: 169, 2.82 goals per game, 15th in AHL

Goals Allowed: 166, 2.77 goals against per game, 12th n AHL

Shots per game: 29.67 - 16th in AHL

Shots allowed per game: 30.00 - 14th in AHL

Score 1st: 17-4-6-1 when scoring first (.732%)

1 goal games: 13-9-7-3 in one goal games

PP: 16.2%, 18th in AHL (39-241)

PK: 82.8%, 16th in AHL (38-221)

SHG - 5 shorthanded goals scored

SHGA - 7 shorthanded goals allowed

PIMS - 12.32 penalty minutes per game, 26th in AHL

Fighting Majors: 33

OT Games - 17 - (4-7 record in OT)

SO Games - 6 - (3-3 record in SO)

Roster Players - the Barracuda have used 42 players this season

Goalies - the Barracuda used 4 goaltenders this season

Players receiving call-ups to San Jose - 17 (Goldobin, Lerg, Mueller, Haley, McCarthy, Stollery, Cundari, Karlsson, Demelo, Goodrow, Carpenter, Smith, Tennyson, Grosenick, Stalock, Tierney, Dell)

NHL debuts - 3 San Jose Barracuda alumni making their NHL debuts this season (Goldobin, Demelo, and Carpenter)

Call-ups to NHL - 53 different call-ups to the San Jose Sharks this season

Top San Jose Barracuda:

o Goals Goodrow, Goldobin, Lerg (17)

o Game Winners Emanuelsson, Goldobin, McCarthy, Goodrow (3)

o Assists Carpenter (31)

o Points Carpenter (15-31-46)

o Power play Points Carpenter (6-8-14), Lerg (4-10-14), Goldobin (5-9-14)

o Shots Lerg (145)

o PIM Gallant (109)

o Fighting Pen. Gallant (12)

o Plus/Minus Carpenter (+16)

o Wins Dell (14)

o G.A.A. Dell (2.29)

o Save % Dell (.924)

o Shutouts Dell (2)

SJ Sharks:

The San Jose Sharks currently have 12 players on their roster that have spent time in the Sharks AHL affiliate (Couture, Pavelski, Wingels, Braun, Haley, Tennyson, Vlasic, Nieto, Hertl, Tierney, Karlsson, and DeMelo).

The San Jose Sharks are in 3rd place in the Pacific Division and 7th place in the Western Conference with 90 points and a 42-28-6 record. The Sharks clinched a playoff spot on March 28.

Upcoming San Jose Sharks schedule: (all times are Pacific)

MON Mar 28 V. Los Angeles 7pm (Sharks win 4-2)

TUE Mar 29 @ Vancouver 7pm

THU Mar 31 V. Vancouver 7:30pm

SAT Apr 2 @ Nashville 5pm

Allen Americans: (ECHL affiliate of the San Jose Sharks and Barracuda)

The 2015 Kelly Cup Champion Allen Americans are 37-23-3-4, 81pts this season good for 2nd place in the Central Division and 4th in the Western Conference.

Joel Rumpel (21-11-2-2, 2.81 GAA, and .907 save %), Danny Federico (60gp 1-6-7), and Rick Pinkston (40gp 2-12-14), Vincent Arseneau (36gp 12-13-25), and Chris Crane (41gp 21-17-38) are all under contract by the Barracuda or the Sharks.

Upcoming Allen Americans schedule: (all times are Pacific)

FRI Apr 1 @ Missouri 5:05pm

SAT Apr 2 @ Missouri 5:05pm

Coming Up for the San Jose Barracuda:

The San Jose Barracuda close out a six game home stand before heading out on a six game road trip with a pair of games this weekend!

On Wednesday, the Barracuda host the Ontario Reign (AHL affiliate of the LA Kings) at SAP Center at 7:30pm. Coverage begins at 7pm on AM 1220 KDOW.

On Friday, the Barracuda travel to Bakersfield to battle the Condors (AHL affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers) with a 7pm faceoff at the Rabobank Arena. Coverage begins at 7pm on AM 1220 KDOW.

On Saturday, the Barracuda head to San Diego for a 7:05pm date with the Gulls (AHL affiliate of the Anaheim Ducks) at the Valley View Casino Center. Coverage begins at 6:35pm on AM 122O KDOW.

All games can be heard live online at www.kdow.biz with a 30 minute pregame show before puck drop.

There are plenty of ways to follow the Barracuda when they hit the road this season!

Listen to every game live for free on KDOW.biz or AHL Live. Watch the road games for a small fee at AHL Live. Join the game day conversation on Facebook and follow the game on Twitter by following @SJBarracuda.

Bring a group to sing the national anthem, book a fundraising event, host a birthday party, or have a blast in the high five tunnel.... secure your personalized Barracuda experience today!

Season ticket packages for the 2016-17 season are on sale now by contacting the Barracuda Office at 408-977-4747 or by crashing the net at www.SJBarracuda.com.


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