Roadrunners whiteout Barracuda in 1st-ever home playoff game

Roadrunners whiteout Barracuda in 1st-ever home playoff game
Cover photo courtesy: San Jose Barracuda)
Cover photo courtesy: San Jose Barracuda)

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Six different Roadrunners scored goals Wednesday night in an astounding 6-0 victory over San Jose in the first-ever professional hockey playoff game in Tucson history.

The Roadrunners take 2-1 series lead over the Barracuda in the AHL Calder Cup Pacific Division semifinals.

Tucson can close out the series with a win in Game 4 on Friday night at Tucson Arena.

The Roadrunners scored five goals on 15 shots before San Jose goaltender Antoine Bibeau was pulled from the game.

Dylan Strome led the way with three points, all on assists.

Andrew Campbell, Dakota Mermis and Lawson Crouse all added two points for Tucson.

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The Runners defense held the Barracuda without a shot on goal for 16 minutes and when they did get shots Tucson goalie Adin Hill was there to stop all 21 of them.

Tucson's first playoff home game, a whiteout, drew a crowd of 4,799.

Faceoff for Friday night's potential series clincher is 7:05 p.m.

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