OKC Barons: Houston Aeros to host Barons for Games 1 and 2 of AHL playoffs

The series shifts to Oklahoma City at 7 p.m. Sunday for Game 3. Barons goaltender Yann Danis is 7-0-1 vs. Houston this season.
by Ryan Aber Modified: April 18, 2012 at 7:46 pm •  Published: April 18, 2012
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BARONS AT HOUSTON AEROS

*What: Game 1 of a best-of-5, first-round American Hockey League playoff series

*When: 7:05 p.m. Thursday

*Where: Toyota Center, Houston

*Radio: KXXY-FM 96.1

*Scouting report: The Barons were 7-0-1 against the Aeros during the regular season, including 3-0-1 at Houston. ... Four of the meetings went to a shootout, with the Barons winning three. ... The Barons are 33-0-4 when leading after two periods. ... Philippe Cornet scored four goals against the Aeros this season. ... Yann Danis, the AHL's Outstanding Goaltender, played in every game against Houston for the Barons. ... The Barons haven't scored on their last 30 power-play chances, dating back to the second period of the March 24 game against Grand Rapids. ... The Barons signed goaltender Tyler Bunz to an amateur tryout contract. Bunz was the Oilers' fifth-round pick in 2010 and recently finished his fourth season with the Western Junior Hockey League's Medicine Hat Tigers. ... The franchise will host a watch party for Thursday's and Friday's games at the Buffalo Wild Wings on Northwest Expressway. ... The series returns to Oklahoma City for Game 3 at 7 p.m. Sunday. ... First-round tickets for the upper level at the Cox Center are $10. ... Tickets can be purchased by calling (405) 232-4625, at any Ticketmaster outlet and at Ticketmaster.com.

by Ryan Aber
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Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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