Balcers leads Barracuda to Game 2 victory

Photo: D. Scott Dinn

Rudolfs Balcers scored with 3:45 gone in the third period — his second goal and fourth point of the night — to break a 3-3 tie and lift San Jose to a 6-3 win over Tucson in Game 2 of their Pacific Division semifinal series on Saturday night.

With the teams even at one win apiece, the series shifts to Tucson beginning with Game 3 on Wednesday.

Rourke Chartier recorded two goals and an assist and Adam Helewka and Manuel Wiederer also scored for the Barracuda, while Antoine Bibeau (1-1) finished with 22 saves.

Dylan Strome scored twice for Tucson — his second and third goals of the series — and Mario Kempe added a goal and an assist.

Adin Hill (1-1) stopped 26 shots for the Roadrunners.

Pacific Division Semifinals – Series “G” (best-of-5)
P1-Tucson Roadrunners vs. P4-San Jose Barracuda
Game 1 – Thu., Apr. 19 – Tucson 4, SAN JOSE 2 | Recap
Game 2 – Sat., Apr. 21 – SAN JOSE 6, Tucson 3
Game 3 – Wed., Apr. 25 – San Jose at Tucson, 10:05
Game 4 – Fri., Apr. 27 – San Jose at Tucson, 10:05
*Game 5 – Sat., Apr. 28 – San Jose at Tucson, 10:05
*if necessary… All times Eastern