Limoges Records First Career Multi-Goal Performance As Gulls Dominate BarracudaApr 20, 2021
Alex Limoges recorded his first multi-goal performance to help the San Diego Gulls defeat the San Jose Barracuda 5-1 tonight at SAP Center.
Limoges added an assist to lead all skaters with 2-1=3. Sam Carrick and Axel Andersson added 1-1=2, while Bryce Kindopp and Jacob Perreault picked up 0-2=2 to give the Gulls their third win of the season over their Pacific Division rivals.
Rookie netminder Lukas Dostal recorded a season-high sixth straight victory, stopping 39 shots to pick up his first career win against San Jose.
Lean Bergmann scored the lone goal for the Barracuda, who saw their three-game win streak end on home ice. Alexei Melnichuk suffered his first career loss against the Gulls, making 17 saves.
San Diego struck twice to grab the lead after the first period, with Poturalski opening the goal scoring just 18 seconds into the opening frame.
Jacob Perreault caused a turnover on the forecheck, forcing a Barracuda defenseman to play the fling the puck up the side boards. Carrick jumped on the puck, skating below the goal line before finding a streaking Poturalski in the middle of the ice. The right wing wasted no time, firing a one-time shot past Melnichuk for his eighth goal of the season.
Poturalski (1-4=5) and Carrick (3-2=5) lead the Gulls in scoring against the Barracuda. Poturalski pushed his league-leading point total to 8-24=32.
Limoges extended San Diego's lead at 4:50 of the first period.
Kindopp sent his fellow rookie forward into the San Jose zone with a chip pass in the neutral zone. Agozzino joined Limoges on the rush, and the forward took advantage of the odd-man rush, wristing a shot past the outstretched blocker of Melnichuk for his second goal of the season.
Carrick added to San Diego's advantage in the second period, collecting his 13th goal of the season at 1:40 of the middle frame.
Rookie defenseman Axel Andersson intercepted a centering pass in his own end, quickly moving the puck to Carrick as he exited the zone. The captain moved the puck to Alex Limoges, and the two players moved into San Jose's zone on an odd-man rush. Limoges fed the puck back to Carrick, who fought through a stick check to snap a shot through the legs of Melnichuk.
Carrick, who returned from the Anaheim Ducks earlier today, stretched his AHL point streak to three games (4-2=6). San Diego's captain is fifth in the American Hockey League in goals.
Bergmann put San Jose on the board just 36 seconds into the final frame, collecting a bouncing puck and sending a backhand shot fluttering over the pads of Dostal for his second goal of the season.
San Diego’s power play snuffed out any hope of a comeback, scoring twice in under three minutes to put the game away.
Limoges scored the team’s first power-play marker, deflecting a Nikolas Brouillard point shot past Melnichuk for his fourth goal of the season with 9:45 left in the third period.
Andersson picked up his first AHL goal with 6:18 remaining in regulation, sending a shot through a screen in front and past Melnichuk for the milestone marker.
Josh Mahura collected an assist on the fifth and final goal, extending his assist streak to three games (0-4=4).
The same two teams will meet tomorrow at SAP Center to close the season series. Puck drop is 6 p.m. PT on AHL TV and the Gulls Audio Network.