TUCSON, AZ - The San Jose Barracuda scored three power play goals en route to a 5-2 win over the Tucson Roadrunners on Saturday night.
Ryan Carpenter scored twice, opening the scoring with a power play goal at 9:00 of the first period and notching the eventual game-winning goal at 17:17 of the second period in a four-on-four situation.
Tucson rallied to grab the lead in the second period. Brandon Troock scored to tie the game at 4:41 after a goalmouth scramble and Eric Selleck converted a stretch pass up the middle of the ice from Jamie McBain, beating Barracuda goaltender Troy Groesnick over the right shoulder at 7:51 to make it 2-1.
From there San Jose closed with four unanswered goals.
John McCarthy (1-1-2), Joakim Ryan (0-2-2) and Julius Bergman (0-2-2) each recorded two-point nights in the win.
The same two teams rematch tomorrow at 4:05 p.m.
- San Jose did not score a five-on-five goal in the game. Three were on the power play and one each shorthanded and four-on-four.
- Roadrunners captain Craig Cunningham was honored in a pre-game ceremony by the team.
- The Roadrunners went scoreless in six power play chances while the Barracuda hit on three of their five opportunities.
- Tucson and San Jose play three more times, once in Arizona and twice more in California.
- Tucson has four home games remaining in the regular season schedule.