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Barons notebook: OKC gets three out of a possible six standings points

Barons have gone six games without a power-play goal. Penalty killing plays well.
BY ED GODFREY, Staff Writer, egodfrey@opubco.com Published: January 15, 2012
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Tremblay's play was one of the big reasons the Barons broke their four-game winless streak Sunday. He said the team was getting frustrated and starting to press during the winless streak.

“Everyone feels a lot better now that we got the win,” he said.

BAD BLOOD PERCOLATING

Sunday's second consecutive game between the Barons and the Heat got rather chippy.

There were two fights, several near fights and players from both two teams were jawing at each other as they left the ice after the second period and had to be separated.

Tremblay said Sunday's feistiness was the result of the importance of the game and fatigued players.

“Guys were a little bit tired,” he said. “I think every time we have played Abbotsford this season, and Houston for that matter, they've all been pretty close games. Playing back-to-back gets the rivalry going a little bit more, too.”

Abbotsford defeated Oklahoma City 2-1 on Saturday night, and tempers flared in that games as the Barons' Antti Tyrvainen bested Jordan Henry in a first-period bout.

The Barons have beaten the Heat four of six times this season and play twice more in the regular season. Both of those games are on the road, Feb. 9 and Feb. 11.


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