Barons open two-game set at Charlotte on Saturday

by Michael Baldwin Published: November 23, 2012

BARONS AT CHARLOTTE

When: 6 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday.

Where: Charlotte, N.C.

Radio: KGHM-AM 1340

Scouting report: The Charlotte Checkers lead the Western Conference with only three regulation losses in 16 games. The Checkers also lead the Barons by six points in the South Division. ... Charlotte won the season series last year (5-1-1-1), losing only one game in regulation. The Barons, though, were the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference playoffs, while the Checkers missed the playoffs by one point. ... Barons defenseman Justin Schultz (23 points) and forward Jordan Eberle (21) rank 1-2 in the AHL in scoring. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (19) is fourth. ... Zach Boychuk leads the Checkers with 16 points, including five goals. ... Charlotte has one of the AHL's hottest goaltenders in Dan Ellis (5-2-2 with a 1.71 GAA and 94.8 save percentage). ... OKC goaltender Yann Danis is 7-4-1 with a 2.86 GAA and a 90.9 save percentage.

by Michael Baldwin
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Mike Baldwin has been a sports reporter for The Oklahoman since 1982. Mike graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1974 and attended Oklahoma Christian University, graduating with a journalism degree in 1978. Mike's first job was sports editor...
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