Shore's Record-Setting Goal not Enough as Stars Fall, 5-4Nov 28, 2015
Stars - 30
Barracuda - 33
Rookie Forward Scores in his Franchise Record Sixth Consecutive Game
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Devin Shore scored a pair of goals to extend his goal-scoring streak to six games, but the San Jose Barracuda stuck with 48 seconds left in the game to prevail over the Texas Stars in a 5-4 final on Saturday afternoon at SAP Center.
It was the Stars' (11-8-0-1) first loss on their four-game trip to the West Coast. Along with his record-setting tally, Shore also regained the overall lead in the AHL with his 15th goal of the seaso. Nickolay Goldobin scored twice for the Barracuda (7-7-0-3).
The Stars and Barracuda face off again at SAP Center on Sunday at 5 p.m. CST.
Texas opened up the scoring with the first period's only goal as Justin Dowling fed Matej Stransky on an odd-man rush for his fifth of the season at 11:36.
The offensive flood gates opened in period two and both teams combined for six goals on 22 total shots starting with Shore's first of the game at 4:14 from the slot from Brendan Ranford and Travis Morin. San Jose answered back with Joakim Ryan's first of his pro career at 9:38, but Shore made it a 3-1 score on the power play for Texas for his league-leading 15th of the season less than three minutes later.
From there, the Barracuda rattled off three straight goals starting with Goldobin's first of the contest at 14:10. His second came just over two minutes later to knot the score, and Barclay Goodrow pushed the Barracuda in front with 10 seconds left in the frame, on the doorstep, to make it 4-3.
The scoring cooled off in the third until Esa Lindell found a loose puck at the side of the goal crease with just under two minutes to play and slipped home his sixth of the year to tie the game again. The goal extended Lindell's point streak to five games, but the celebration was short-lived as Julius Berman deflected home the game-winner with 48 seconds left in regulation to the Barracuda the win.
Maxime Lagace stopped 28 of 33 shots in his first start since being recalled from the ECHL and suffered the loss. Troy Grosenick earned the win stopping 26 of 30 shots in net.
Texas extended their power play goal streak to seven games and finished 1-for-3. San Jose went 1-for-5.
1. Nickolay Goldobin (SJ)
2. Devin Shore (TEX)
3. Julius Bergman (SJ)
W - Grosenick
L - Lagace
Photo Credit: San Jose Barracuda