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Barons notebook: Playoff schedule coming along

Barons choose to begin postseason with two road games; final three games of best-of-5 series will be at Cox Center
BY RYAN ABER, Staff Writer, raber@opubco.com Published: April 13, 2012
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/articleid/3666375/1/pictures/1694885">Photo - Dylan Yeo of the Oklahoma City Barons skates past David McIntyre of the Houston Aeros during a hockey game at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, Friday, April 13, 2012. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Dylan Yeo of the Oklahoma City Barons skates past David McIntyre of the Houston Aeros during a hockey game at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, Friday, April 13, 2012. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

2. Teemu Hartikainen, Barons: The 21-year-old Finn added a spark to the Barons' top forward line, with an assist and a second-period scrap in his return from the NHL.

3. Mark Arcobello, Barons: Broke a six-game goal scoring drought with what proved to be the game-winner midway through the second period.

BARONS ANNOUNCE AWARD WINNERS

The Barons announced their team award winners during the intermissions Friday.

*Goaltender Yann Danis, who earlier this week was named the American Hockey League's outstanding goaltender, earned the team Most Valuable Player Award.

*Ryan Keller (21 goals, 28 assists) was named the Barons' Forward of the Year. Keller was a scratch for Friday's game, just his third scratch of the season.

Keller aggravated an upper-body injury earlier in the week and will miss the final two regular-season games before returning for the playoffs.

*Veteran Bryan Helmer was named the Defenseman of the Year. Earlier in the week, Helmer was selected as the Barons' Man of the Year for community service.

*Defenseman Kirill Tulupov earned Fan Favorite honors.

UP NEXT

The Barons (44-21-9) will close the regular season with a 7 p.m. Saturday game vs. the Texas Stars in Austin and a 3:30 p.m. game Sunday at San Antonio.


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