Prior to Friday night's home game (and win) at the SAP Center, San Jose Barracuda head coach Roy Sommer decided to shuffle his forward lines in hopes of creating an offensive spark. In shuffling the lines, Sommer created a new line that had Barclay Goodrow and Petter Emanuelsson on the wings with Ryan Carpenter centering.
The result? In their first two games as a line, the trio combined for 18 points (7-11-18), punctuated by Goodrow's hat trick and overtime goal Saturday afternoon that gave the Barracuda a 7-6 win over the Bakersfield Condors (AHL affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers) at the SAP Center.
Carpenter dished out three assists in the win (and was plus-5) to give him a two game total of six points (1-5-6) while Emanuelsson registered a three point game with his first two goals of the season and an assist for a two game total of five points (2-3-5) and Goodrow finished the weekend with seven points (4-3-7).
Also scoring Saturday afternoon for the Barracuda was forward Daniel Doremus, who had an assist to go along with his first career AHL goal , and defenseman Mark Cundari while goaltender Troy Grosenick made 23 saves in net for his fifth win of the season.
After surrendering a breakaway shorthanded goal to Condors forward Josh Currie, the Barracuda exploded for four goals in an 8:04 span to take a 4-1 lead into the first intermission. Emanuelsson scored at 8:14 with a snap shot from the left slot off a turnover by the Condors in their own zone to tie the game at 1-1.
Doremus put the Barracuda ahead 2-1 with a rebound strike at 9:31 that was assisted by defenseman Karl Stollery and forward Trevor Parkes. Emanuelsson scored his second goal at 11:25 when he stuffed the puck past Condors goaltender Ben Scrivens on the left side. Cundari pushed the lead to 4-1 at 16:18 with a strong move to the top of the crease from the right side off a face-off win in the right circle by Doremus. The goal, which was held up after a review as the goal light never went on, was Cundari's second of the season and ended Scrivens' night in net as he was pulled at the end of the period after allowing four goals on 11 shot attempts.
The Condors responded to Scrivens being pulled for backup Laurent Brossoit by scoring the game's next three goals over a near 14-and-a-half minute span of the second period to tie the game 4-4, starting with forward Matthew Ford's seventh goal of the season, a power play strike, from point blank range at 3:55.
At 11:59, Condors forward Bogdan Yakimov fired a rebound puck into an open net for his third goal of the season after Grosenick had sprawled out and reached back to rob Yakimov's linemate Braden Christoffer of a goal. Currie tied the game at 17:16 with his second goal of the game when he fired the puck into an open net on the left side of the crease after the puck trickled through Grosenick pads in the crease and Barracuda defenseman Joakim Ryan failed to box out Currie.
Goodrow answered back for the Barracuda 41-seconds later as he backhand batted a bouncing puck in mid air past Brossoit from just in front of the right circle deep in the slot for his sixth goal of the season, which was assisted by Cundari.
Ford tied the game at 7:53 of the third period with his second goal of the game, this time a power play strike off a deflection in front of Condors defenseman Nikita Nikitin's slap shot from near the center point.
Goodrow put the Barracuda ahead 6-5 at 16:04 when he fired the rebound of Carpenter's shot from the right side on their two-on-one rush past Brossoit for his second goal of the game. Emanuelsson was credited with the secondary assist.
With Brossoit pulled for the extra attacker late in the period, the Condors tied the game at 18:34 when forward Andrew Miller was able to get positioning on Barracuda defenseman Gus Young and redirect defenseman Jordan Oesterle's centering feed from the left corner past Grosenick for his sixth goal of the season.
In overtime, Carpenter fired a shot from on top of the left circle that Brossoit made a blocker save on. The puck bounced off the end wall and came right to Goodrow, who fired a shot on goal from a parallel angel on the left side that snuck past Brossoit just 23-seconds into the extra session to complete the hat trick and give the Barracuda a 7-6 win.
NOTES... Shots on goal were 29 a piece... The Barracuda went 0-for-2 on the power play and 2-for-4 on the penalty kill... Grosenick is now 5-4-2 with a 3.22 goals-against-average and .899 save percentage... Stollery had the secondary assist on Goodrow's winning goal give him a two assists for the game... Carpenter had the lone assist on Emanuelsson's second goal... Prior to the game, Barracuda defenseman Mirco Mueller was recalled to the San Jose Sharks while forward Micheal Haley was reassigned back from the Sharks after having played the night before in Anaheim... Goodrow and Barracuda captain Bryan Lerg each had a team high four shots on goal... The Barracuda improved to 4-5-1 on home ice (3-1-0 on their current five game home stand) and 9-8-3 with 21 points overall... The Barracuda are back in action Dec. 12 when they host the San Diego Gulls with puck drop at 1:30pm/pt.
1. Barclay Goodrow - Barracuda (3-0-3, OT GWG)
2. Petter Emanuelsson - Barracuda (2-1-3)
3. Matthew Ford - Condors (2-0-2)
*In order of appearance*
Haley (A) / Lerg (C) / Langlois
Goodrow / Carpenter / Emanuelsson
Goldobin / McCarthy (A) / Jevpalovs
Hanson / Doremus / Parkes
*In order of appearance*
Young / Ryan
Stollery / Bergman