The Barons are nearly unbeatable when they score on the power play, going 27-1-6 with at least one power play goal.
But they had just one chance Sunday during a 4-1 loss to Grand Rapids, failing to score on their opportunity early in the first period.
“It seems like the last 14 games in a row, we've played against 14 of the most-disciplined teams in the league,” Barons coach Todd Nelson said.
The last time the Barons managed just one power-play chance was March 2, a 4-2 loss at Peoria.
*1. Tom McCollum, Grand Rapids: McCollum stopped 43 of the Barons' 44 shots, including all 22 in the third. He entered with a 3.71 goals against average and stopping just 88 percent of the shots he faced.
*2. Joakim Andersson, Grand Rapids: Andersson scored the Griffins' first goal on a power play, then assisted on Fracis Pare's goal in the third period that all but clinched the win.
*3. Chris Minard, Grand Rapids: Minard netted the eventual game-winner, scoring 4:10 into the third on a blast from the point. He then assisted on an empty-net goal in the final two minutes.
VANDEVELDE NETS FIRST NHL GOAL
Center Chris VandeVelde, who was called up to Edmonton for the first time this season Saturday, scored his first National Hockey League goal on Sunday in the Oilers' 6-3 win at Columbus.
VandeVelde tied the game 2-2 with his goal, assisted by Jordan Eberle and former Barons defenseman Jeff Petry, just past the midpoint of the period. The goal was the first of four Edmonton scored in an eight-minute span to end the second period.
AROUND THE LEAGUE
Oklahoma native Matt Donovan notched his second career American Hockey League game-winning goal, scoring 4:58 into overtime to give Bridgeport a 4-3 win over Connecticut. ... Former Barons winger Alexandre Giroux became the 23rd player in AHL history with 700 career points, getting a second-period goal for Springfield in its 5-3 loss at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. The goal also moved Giroux into a tie with Mitch Lamoureux for seventh place on the league's all-time list with 364.