The Barons left immediately after Saturday's game to bus to San Antonio for a Sunday afternoon game. It's one of seven occasions this season the Barons will play three games in three days.
“I told the guys it doesn't matter if we win the game or lose the game, take five minutes with it, think about it and then cut it loose because we have to play right away again,” said coach Todd Nelson. “Hopefully they take it to heart.
“Three in three nights, they played them in juniors. We're a bit banged up right now, so you might see pretty much the same lineup as tonight.”
Defenseman Martin Marincin, who left with an undisclosed injury in Friday's game, didn't play Saturday but has been cleared to play on Sunday. Forward Taylor Hall also will play on Sunday. The plan is to not play Hall back-to-back nights since Friday was the first time he's played in seven months after undergoing shoulder surgery.
EBERLE'S TWO GOALS CONTINUE STREAK
For the fifth consecutive game, a Barons player scored two goals. Jordan Eberle scored two goals Saturday night after Eberle also scored twice in a win Friday night. Justin Schultz, Mark Arcobello and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had two-goal games the previous four games.
Schultz leads the AHL with 15 points. Eberle is second on the Barons with 11 points. Nugent-Hopkins has 10.
HALL AVOIDS SUSPENSION
Hall was given a five-minute, game-misconduct hit-to-the-head penalty in the third period of Friday's game. Hit-to-the-head penalties draw an automatic one-game suspension. After reviewing game tape, AHL officials removed the automatic suspension, indicating it was a shoulder-to-shoulder hit.
FAN WINS JEEP LIBERTY
The Barons are giving away a vehicle at every Saturday home game. Donna Kramer won a Jeep Liberty Saturday night. One of 20 finalists, each contestant stood on squares numbered 1 through 20. Kramer stood on No. 5 square which was the winner determined by a puck that was dropped down a Plinko board.
The next giveaway is Nov. 17, when a GMC Acadia will be given away.
Team captain Josh Green remains sidelined with a pulled rib muscle. ... After two Aeros players were injured in Friday's game, play was expected to be chippy. Less than three minutes into Saturday's game, Houston's Corbin Baldwin and OKC's Cameron Abney dropped the gloves and squared off at center ice.