Barons notebook: Taylor Chorney returns

By Darnell Mayberry, Staff Writer, dmayberry@opubco.com Published: November 11, 2011

Nelson said he challenged his guys at the start of the third period to play more physically because they were losing loose-puck battles. Pitlick ultimately was the one who ignited his team and the crowd with his hits.

“We want all of our players to finish like that,” Nelson said. “Not everybody's the biggest guy, but we want all of our guys to finish their checks.”

FILM STUDY

The Barons will face the Checkers again Saturday night in a back-to-back. It's the third meeting between the two teams, and Nelson said both teams now have a feel for the other.

Rather than focus on the Checkers at Saturday morning's skate, Nelson said he will break down the Barons' performance from Friday night.

“When we show our video (Saturday morning), it's not going to be on Charlotte, it's going to be on us and what we can do better,” Nelson said. “We're going to show things like if we're lazy out there, these things happen. But if we do the right thing and play our system and work hard and battle and win one-on-one battles, now it's more productive offensively for us.”

PENALTY SHOTS

The announced crowd of 6,282 was the Barons' largest of the season. … Two fights broke out Friday, one involving Barons wing Triston Grant and another involving defenseman Colten Teubert. … Saturday's game against Charlotte will be the second of three straight games. The Barons will play 12 sets of three games in three nights this season.