ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — Barons rookie defenseman Justin Schultz scored a game-winning goal in overtime to lead Oklahoma City to a 2-1 win over Abbotsbord on Saturday night to end the Barons' three-game losing streak.
The Barons led 1-0 on a third-period power-play goal by Taylor Hall, but Abbotsford’s Dustin Sylvester tied the game with just under four minutes left in a game that was being televised nationally in Canada.
That set the stage for Schultz — who took a pass from Jordan Eberle from near the faceoff circle — to zip a shot past Abbotsford goaltender Danny Taylor’s head in front of a sellout crowd, that included hundreds of Edmonton Oilers fans who traveled to watch their young star playing for the Barons.
Hall’s goal ended a nine-period scoring drought for the Barons, who were shut out a week ago at San Antonio and lost the first of the two games 4-0 to Abbotsford on Friday night.
With his seventh goal of the season, Schultz continues to lead the American Hockey League in scoring.
Oklahoma City (6-5-0-1) returns home to host the Toronto Marlies at 10:35 a.m. Tuesday in the annual Kids Field Trip game at the Cox Convention Center.