Game #60 Preview: Tucson vs. San Jose
By: Alex Kinkopf
March 26, 2017 11:34 AM
Game #60 – Tucson (24-28-7-0) vs. San Jose (39-14-2-4)
4:05 PM MST, Tucson Arena, Tucson, Arizona
Referees: #47 Pierre Lambert, #43 Tom Chmielewski
Linesmen: #81 Ryan Daisy, #17 William Hancock
The Other Side: @sjbarracuda
SAN JOSE TODAY: Today marks the sixth of eight meetings with the Barracuda this season, and San Jose’s fourth and final visit to Tucson Arena. The Barracuda are playing the fourth of a four-game road trip, where they’ve posted a 2-1-0-0 record thus far. The Roadrunners are playing the second of a five-game home stand. Both teams are coming off of a meeting Saturday night in which the Barracuda won 5-2.
A SUNDAY AFFAIR: The Roadrunners are playing the fifth of six scheduled Sunday regular season games today. The team is 2-1-1-0 in their four previous games played on Sundays; they are 2-0-0-0 at home. Can the Roadrunners remain perfect at home on Sundays with a win this afternoon?
PROJECTED LINEUP: The team did not hold a pregame morning skate ahead of this afternoon’s contest. There is no telling whether there will be any changes made to the lines the team skated with Saturday night, which are listed below. Marek Langhamer is expected to get the start in net.
LAURENT DAUPHIN – CHRIS MUELLER – JEREMY MORIN
MICHAEL BUNTING – GRAYSON DOWNING – CONOR GARLAND
MITCH MOROZ – TYLER GAUDET – ERIC SELLECK
JOE WHITNEY – RYAN MACINNIS – BRANDEN TROOCK
JARRED TINORDI – DAKOTA MERMIS
JAMIE MCBAIN – KYLE WOOD
DAVID MUSIL – DYSIN MAYO
THE LAST TIME AROUND: In the teams’ previous meeting on Saturday night, the Barracuda won by a 5-2 score. Branden Troock and Eric Selleck scored the goals for the Roadrunners; Adin Hill stopped 26 of 31 shots faced in the loss.
BEAT BARRACUDA: The Barracuda are the only Pacific Division team the Roadrunners have yet to earn a win against this season. Tucson is 0-4-1-0 in its five previous meetings with San Jose, including a 0-2-1-0 mark on home ice. Can the Roadrunners earn a victory over the Barracuda in the Northern California club’s final regular season visit to Tucson Arena today?
WE’RE DOING IT LIVE: You can catch tonight’s action on AHL Live. Roadrunners play-by-play broadcaster Tom Callahan will have the radio call on AM 1450 KTZR, which can be listened to for free HERE. Callahan’s radio coverage of today’s contest will begin at 3:50 PM MST.