Gulls shut out by San Jose Barracuda
SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Gulls suffered their second 3-0 loss to the San Jose Barracuda in two days Sunday in San Jose.
The Gulls have been shut out for three consecutive road games and are in the midst of a 195-minute, eight-second scoring draught on the road.
Barracuda goaltender Troy Grosenick made 26 saves, including nine in both the first and third periods, for his American Hockey League-leading fourth shutout of the season. Grosenick made 15 saves in Saturday’s shutout.
San Jose (10-6-0-3) opened the scoring 11:58 into the second period when Rourke Chartier slid the rebound of a shot by defenseman Tim Heed past Gulls rookie goaltender Kevin Boyle, who was making his second appearance with the team and first since Oct. 28.
Ryan Carpenter beat Boyle with a wrist shot for a power-play goal at 14:17 of the second period.
Timo Meier scored at 12:51 for the Barracuda, the San Jose Sharks AHL affiliate, before a crowd at SAP Center San Jose announced at 4,322..
The Gulls (11-8-1-0), the Anaheim Ducks AHL affiliate, were scoreless on three power-play opportunities, all in the second period. San Jose scored on one of its two power-play opportunities.
Boyle made 40 saves, including 16 in the first period.
The Gulls will begin a season-long five-game homestand Tuesday at Valley View Casino Center against the Ontario Reign, the Los Angeles Kings AHL affiliate.