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Tim Burke & Joe Will Talk Merkley, Melnichuk, Dahlén | SJHN+

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A third period push by the Barracuda led to a 4-2 win Wednesday night, marking San Jose’s (8-7-4-2) first win against the league-leading Henderson (18-5-0-0) this season.

Lean Bergmann missed just his second Barracuda game this season, serving an automatic one-game suspension after receiving an instigator penalty in the final five minutes of the third period in Tuesday’s loss.

Goaltender Josef Kořenář (5-1-2) made 20 saves, as the Barracuda outshot the Silver Knights 42-22. Henderson opened the scoring seven minutes into the first period and added another goal midway through the second period.

Maxim Letunov chipped in a shot from down low for San Jose’s first goal in the final minute of the second period. Evan Weinger and Nicolas Meloche earned assists on the play.

Meloche earned his second assist of the night by setting up Sasha Chmelevski’s game-tying goal nine minutes into the third period. Chmelevski picked up Meloche’s drop pass and scored to snap his seven-game goalless drought.

The Barracuda grabbed the lead in the final five minutes. On the power play, Letunov scored his second of the night by cleaning up a rebound. Brinson Pasichnuk and Chmelevski earned assists on the goal for a 3-2 lead. Letunov now has three goals through three games.

Stefan Noesen added an empty-net goal, assisted by Kořenář, to secure the 4-2 win.

The Barracuda will play in Bakersfield Saturday at 6 p.m.

Burke/Will on Merkley, Melnichuk, Dahlén

On Friday, assistant general managers Tim Burke and Joe Will discussed the development of San Jose Sharks prospects, including recently signed Scott Reedy. In his first professional game, the Minnesota graduate scored a shootout goal for the Barracuda.

What did the Sharks AGMs say about their prized prospects Merkley, Melnichuk, and Dahlén?

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