February 27, 2016

GAME PREVIEW: Gulls Look to Carry Momentum into Tonight’s Matchup vs. the Barracuda (7:05p.m.)

The Gulls (26-20-1-2; 55 points) face the San Jose Barracuda (23-17-6-3; 55 points) for the ninth time this season, tonight at Valley View Casino Center. The Gulls currently lead the season series between the two teams, 5-1-1-1.

The Gulls and Barracuda last met on Jan. 13 in San Diego, an overtime finish ending in a 2-1 Barracuda victory.

In the matchup, both teams remained scoreless through the first two periods. San Jose defenseman Mark Cundari opened scoring just under nine minutes into the final frame.  Gulls center Antoine Laganiere answered minutes later to tie the game at one and send it into overtime.

Defenseman Karl Stollery sealed the Barracuda victory with just 28 seconds remaining in overtime.

The Gulls and Barracuda will meet four more times in the regular season (including tonight).