Barracuda power past Griffins to win Game 2

Photo: D. Scott Dinn

San Jose scored three power-play goals and tied up the Western Conference Finals with a 4-2 win over Grand Rapids in Game 2 at SAP Center on Sunday evening.

The series moves to Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids for the next three games beginning Wednesday night.

The Barracuda, 0-for-6 with the man advantage in Game 1, took a 2-0 lead on power-play tallies by Julius Bergman and Ryan Carpenter in the first period.

Then 50 seconds after the Griffins tied it up late in the middle stanza, Joakim Ryan scored with Robbie Russo off for slashing to put San Jose in front for good.

Barclay Goodrow added an empty-net goal with 1:06 to go in the third, and Troy Grosenick finished with 33 saves for the Barracuda, who are 4-0 this postseason following a loss.

Tomas Nosek and Matthew Ford scored for Grand Rapids, and Jared Coreau suffered just his second loss in 10 playoff starts despite a 36-save effort.

Western Conference Finals – Series “N” (best-of-7)
P1-San Jose Barracuda vs. C2-Grand Rapids Griffins
Game 1 – Sat., May 20 – Grand Rapids 3, SAN JOSE 1
Game 2 – Sun., May 21 – SAN JOSE 4, Grand Rapids 2
Game 3 – Wed., May 24 – San Jose at Grand Rapids, 7:00
Game 4 – Fri., May 26 – San Jose at Grand Rapids, 7:00
Game 5 – Sat., May 27 – San Jose at Grand Rapids, 7:00
*Game 6 – Tue., May 30 – Grand Rapids at San Jose, 10:00
*Game 7 – Wed., May 31 – Grand Rapids at San Jose, 10:00
*if necessary… All times Eastern