TUCSON, AZ - The Tucson Roadrunners scored four goals in the second period and beat the San Jose Barracuda in a shootout 5-4 on Sunday evening.
Starting at 3:41 of the second period, the Roadrunners would score four straight goals in an 8:08 span. Michael Bunting, Chris Mueller, Brandon Burlon and Branden Troock all tallied in the outburst.
Late in the second, the Barracuda notched a shorthanded goal at 18:37 off the stick of Barclay Goodrow, setting the stage for San Jose's third period comeback.
Goodrow would strike for another shorthanded marker at 6:18, followed by Joakim Ryan's power play goal at 10:55 to bring the Barracuda within a goal.
Then with goaltender Mantis Armalis pulled for the extra attacker late in the game, Goodrow completed the hat trick with the game-tying goal at 19:09 to force overtime and then a shootout.
Conor Garland opened the shootout with a goal, and Marek Langhamer stopped both attempts against to set the stage for Mueller to win the game on his attempt, bouncing a shot off the post, down the back of Armalis, and over the goal line for the win.
Tucson is back in action on Tuesday night at 7:05 p.m. when they host the San Antonio Rampage. Single game seats start at just $14 and are on sale now through the TCC Box Office and online at TucsonRoadrunners.com.
- The game marked the first time Tucson has beaten San Jose this season, making the Barracuda the last division opponent to fall to the Roadrunners.
- The Roadrunners goaltenders are now 8-of-8 in shootouts this season.
- Tucson failed on all six of their power play attempts but held the Barracuda to just one goal on five chances with the man advantage.
- San Jose did not score a 5-on-5 goal in either game this weekend. They finished with four power play goals, three shorthanded goals, and one each of a four-on-four and six-on-five situation.