HOUSTON — The Oklahoma City Barons ended a two-game winless skid Saturday night by beating the Houston Aeros 5-4 in an American Hockey League shoot-out at the Toyota Center.
Mark Arcobello and Philippe Cornet scored in the best-of-5 shoot-out for Oklahoma City. Barons goaltender Yann Danis blanked all four Houston shooters as 7,140 fans watched.
The Barons (5-2-0-1) had a 3-0 lead after the first period. Josh Green, Hunter Tremblay and Cornet scored on starting goaltender Matt Hackett, who was replaced at the beginning of the second period by Dennis Endras. He limited the Barons to one more regulation goal — to Teemu Hartikainen on the power play halfway through the second period — as Houston's skaters rallied.
Casey Wellman tied the game 4-4 with 17:51 left in the game.
The Aeros fell to 5-1-0-3. Houston's only regulation loss of the season came against Oklahoma City, a 2-0 decision Oct. 16 at the Cox Center.
The Barons complete a three-games-in-three-days run at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at San Antonio.