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Barons win in overtime, host Grand Rapids again Saturday

FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: March 11, 2011

Plante had played in back-to-back games with Edmonton and the Barons' loss in San Antonio on Thursday night. Nelson gave him the night off in favor of the defenseman from Boston College.

It paid off, as Aiello scored his first AHL goal just 36 seconds into overtime, on a give-and-go between him and Arcobello.

“It was just a great goal,” Nelson said. “Tonight was one of those games that was a bit hard on the ticker, but it was great to get the win.”

The Barons trailed 5-4 midway through the third period after the Griffins' Jamie Tardif scored his second power-play goal of the night.

But Oklahoma City answered less than a minute later. Hartikainen backhanded a rebound past Grand Rapids goaltender Jordan Pearce.

Aiello needed just 36 seconds to send the Barons to the win column.

The Barons scored a pair of power-play goals for the first time since Jan. 23.

Since that game, the Barons had gone just 6 of 75 with the man advantage.

Against Grand Rapids, they needed less than 1:30 in the second period to score on multiple power plays.