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Tough go continues for Roadrunners in 4-1 loss to San Jose

By: Alexander Kinkopf
Tuesday night presented another tough result for the Roadrunners, who fell 4-1 to the San Jose Barracuda at the SAP Center.
The team’s season-long six-game road trip has gotten off to a rather frustrating start; they have lost their first three games of the excursion, and have dropped nine of their previous 10 games. The club, however, remains in playoff positioning, momentarily holding onto fourth-place in the Pacific Division.
The Barracuda jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period, capitalizing on two of their 16 shots fired toward Roadrunners netminder Marek Langhamer during the opening frame.
With just over a minute left in the first, though, Michael Bunting got Tucson on the board when he redirected a Jamie McBain shot past Troy Grosenick while he was positioned in front of San Jose’s net on a power play.
The Barracuda added a goals in the second and third periods to skate to what would be an eventual 4-1 victory.
Marek Langhamer made 35 saves in the loss.
Tucson will continue its road trip Friday night when they take on the Ontario Reign at Citizens Business Bank Arena, where the puck is scheduled to drop just after 8:00 PM MST.
The Roadrunners will get another crack at the Barracuda when San Jose makes its first visits of the season to Tucson Arena on February 24 and 25 as part of ‘Hockey Weekend Across America’. Both games are scheduled to start at 7:05 PM.