Barons notebook: Barons need more balance

by Michael Baldwin Published: December 11, 2012
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Both of Oklahoma City's goals Tuesday night in a 4-2 loss to Peoria were scored by the No. 1 line on the power play. One of Barons coach Todd Nelson's biggest concerns 23 games into the season is the top line has produced most of the goals.

“We need to start getting scoring from other lines. We just do,” Nelson said. “That's something I can't explain. Last year we had scoring spread around. Those guys have to come to the party. Enough is enough.”

RIVERMEN OUTSHOOT BARONS

Nelson has stressed that the Barons need to be more aggressive. Peoria outshot Oklahoma City 34-28 on Tuesday.

“When we were in Charlotte we put up 40-plus shots and scored seven goals. It's no secret why,” said team captain Josh Green. “We were shooting the puck, getting traffic and putting everything on net. That's the way we're going to have to win.”

SCHULTZ GETS TWO MORE POINTS

Barons rookie defenseman Justin Schultz recorded two more points to increase his total to 34, which leads the American Hockey League. Schultz also leads the league with 23 assists.


by Michael Baldwin
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Mike Baldwin has been a sports reporter for The Oklahoman since 1982. Mike graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1974 and attended Oklahoma Christian University, graduating with a journalism degree in 1978. Mike's first job was sports editor...
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