Just one day after the San Jose Sharks opened up their season, their minor-league affiliate, the Barracuda, did as well against the Bakersfield Condors.
Barrcuda skaters Adam Raska, Nick Cicek, Montana Onyebuchi and Artemi Kniazev made their American Hockey League debuts, while Mark Alt and Nick Merkley played their first game with the franchise.
There is not much to discuss about the game, as the Barracuda lost in a low-event 1-0 match in regulation.
Condors’ goaltender Stuart Skinner saved all 34 shots that came his way, while Seth Griffith recorded the lone goal of the game.
The Barracuda will prepare to take on the Colorado Eagles on Oct. 22, where they hope to find a better result than last night.
Until next time Condors pic.twitter.com/OKVz0ZivCU— San Jose Barracuda (@sjbarracuda) October 18, 2021
News and Notes
- Nikolai Knyzhov to miss an “estimated” 8-10 weeks while recovering from surgery (Fear the Fin)
- Quick Thoughts: Karlsson, Meier Show Promising Signs (San Jose Hockey Now)
- 3 Takeaways From Sharks Season Opener Over the Jets (The Hockey Writers)
- Brady Tkachuk expected to make season debut Thursday against the Sharks (The Score)
Blood in the Water
- Jamaica aiming for goal of bringing hockey team to 2026 Olympics (NHL.com)
- Referee Katie Guay makes AHL debut (Scouting the Refs)
- Prospect roundup: Early season CHL stock watch (Sports Illustrated)
- Matthews to make season debut for Maple Leafs against Rangers (NHL.com)
- Colombia wins men’s title, Puerto Rico women’s team prevails at LATAM Cup (NHL.com)
- Sabres don’t want to retain salary in Jack Eichel trade (Sportsnet)
Scores & Recaps
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On the Schedule:
- Seattle Kraken at Philadelphia Flyers, 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET on NBCSP, ROOT-NW, ESPN+, NHL LIVE
- New York Rangers at Toronto Maple Leafs, 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET on NHLN, SN, TVAS, MSG, NHL LIVE
- Anaheim Ducks at Calgary Flames, 6:30 p.m. PT/9:30 p.m. ET on SNW
- St. Louis Blues at Arizona Coyotes, 7:00 p.m. PT/10:00 p.m. ET on ESPN+