The team heads on the road for their first road preseason game. (And last preseason game.)
Nine players were called up to the NHL, so Rumpel will be starting, backed up by Dell. Lots of try out players will have their last opportunity to get a contract.
First period: Condors score two.
Second period: Parker gets the Barracuda get on the board, but the Condors score two more. 4-1.
Third period: DiPaolo notched the only score of the period. Barracuda 2-4 Condors final score.
Rumpel made 26 saves on 30 shots. Barracuda made 32 shots.
Crane, Emanuelsson and Jevpalovs out due to injury.
Tonight is the first preseason game for the Barracuda. A chance for the ‘Cuda brass to make a determination on the young prospects, PTOs, and older vets — who’ll be suiting up for the team, who’ll get contracts, and who’ll be heading down to ECHL or released.
A lot riding on the game that doesn’t mean anything in the standings.
On the Heat side, expect PTO Taylor Doherty (late of Worcester Sharks) to potentially be in the line up.
Potential line up for Barracuda and preview
Preview from the Heat side.
Post game thoughts
Nikita Jevpalovs didn’t even play the game as he was hit in the head with a puck during warmups. Petter Emanuelsson didn’t play the whole game after a big check; he did score the first goal in the game.
Very chippy game. Especially with lots of folks playing for an AHL contract, on both sides.