Barons notebook: Power play chances lacking for OKC

Barons have just one power play opportunity Sunday during 4-1 loss to Grand Rapids.
by Ryan Aber Published: March 25, 2012
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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.

THREE STARS

*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.

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by Ryan Aber
Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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