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


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.


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.

by Ryan Aber
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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