Adam Helewka scored and Daniel O’Regan picked up an assist in his second game in as many days, but the Barracuda dropped a 3-1 contest to the Bakersfield Condors on Tuesday night. The Barracuda (5-5-0-2) return to SAP Center on Friday for another contest against the Condors (6-7-0-0) before heading to Ontario on Saturday to battle the Reign.
Helewka scored his first goal of the season five minutes into the second period to tie the game at 1 apiece. O’Regan picked up the primary assist to earn his seventh of the young campaign. Bakersfield struck back midway through the third period to take a 2-1 lead and iced it with an empty netter.
Troy Grosenick started in goal for San Jose but departed the game just 9 minutes and 15 seconds in. Mantas Armalis came in to relieve Grosenick and allowed two goals on 20 shots. Both tallies came at even strength as the teams went a combined 0-6 on the power play.
San Jose outshot Bakersfield 38-25 and led on the shot clock 12-9 after the first period and 28-17 through two frames with the score tied at one. Goaltending has hurt the Barracuda this season. Grosenick holds a .906 save percentage and Armalis is sitting on an .884.
The loss drops the Barracuda to sixth place in the Pacific Division with a point percentage of .500. The Condors remain in eighth place.