Barracuda vs Reign PDSF Game 2 160423

The Barracuda lost game 1, 2-1.

24 hours later, the rematch. In a best of five round, this game is very important.  This is the last Barracuda home game of the series; the remaining three games will be in Ontario.

Boudreau has been signed to an AHL ATO, but did not play.  (Sims was released from PTO after end of regular season).

Reign expect Gavel back in the lineup for game 2.

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Barracuda open the scoring, get a two goal lead, then give up a goal, score another, and hang on after a late goal against to win 3-2, tying the series.

Lerg, Carpenter and Goldobin had the goals for the Barracuda.  Boudreau and McNally made their pro playoff debuts.

Next up: Game 3.  In Ontario, where the Barracuda have not won all (regular) season.  The Barracuda have a watch party planned for Thursday 4/28.

Barracuda vs Reign PDSF Game 1 160422

Barracuda host the Reign for the first game in the best of five, first round series.  The Cuda host game 2 on Saturday; play then shifts to Ontario for the last three games in the series (including games 4 and 5, if needed).

Barracuda’s record against the Reign was 3-6-3-0 this season.

This series is in the shadow of their NHL parents’ playoff series.

Here’s hoping the Cuda are stingy, unwelcoming hosts and get the win!

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Dell played well, but the Cuda lose game 1, 1-2.

Sharks @ Kings PDSF Game 5 160422

Sharks leading the series 3-1.  Kings, with pride, will be doing all they can to force a game 6 on Sunday.

This is the Sharks’ NINETEENTH straight playoff game against the Kings.  And the Sharks would really like to get another opponent for #20.

Sharks need to show their killer instinct, ala real life sharks, and get this series over.  Let’s prove that a good road record is all it can be.

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Sharks vs Kings PDSF Game 4 160420 postgame

Sharks got their power play going — and it was the only way they scored.  But they got three on the scoreboard.

And they kept the Kings to only two goals.

No goals scored in the first period

The Tank was rocking.  Think the fans helped energize the team after a couple of icings (when there was no time out — used on coach’s challenge for goalie interference on King’s first goal).

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Sharks vs Kings PDSF Game 4 160420

The past is the past. Put it behind you and concentrate on the game at hand.

The Kings have been able to shut down the depth scoring of the Sharks.  (Only the top line and top PP units have scored for the Sharks; and the top D pairing.)

Time for some more bruises tonight.

(Start time for Friday’s game 5 has been set for 7:30)

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Sharks score first? Check.  Sharks limit the offense of the Kings – kinda.

Intensity ratchets up as the Kings score (on PP) to tie it up in the first, and it’s a defensive battle until (the first) OT.  Kings score 3:47 in.

Sharks seemed to be griping their sticks tight the whole night.  Lots of flubbed passes (not tape to tape), some miscues, etc.

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One last RS home game.  One last chance to get a point to get into the playoffs.

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Dell got the shut out with 41 saves.  Six different players with goals, including Gallant with his first of the season.

And the playoffs have been clinched.  The Barracuda open the Calder Cup playoffs (Pacific Division Semi-Final) at home for games 1 (Friday 4/22) and 2 (Saturday 4/23) against the Ontario Reign, in a best of five (games 3-5 will be in Ontario).