Barons win third straight, blank Aeros

BY DARNELL MAYBERRY, Staff Writer, dmayberry@opubco.com Published: October 16, 2011
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Cornet said he was disappointed in not being in the lineup for the season opener at Texas last Sunday and even more upset to see his team fall 7-0 without being able to do anything about it. So when Cornet got his name called for his first action of the season on Friday against San Antonio, he wanted to make sure he became a mainstay.

He won't be going anywhere other than the parent Edmonton Oilers if he keeps this up. Cornet on Sunday recorded his first multi-game goal of his Barons career and now has three goals in the past two games.

“At the start of the year, we had meetings…and one of the things that I had to do better was to crash the net and stop at the net and get those rebounds and those tap-in goals,” Cornet said. “I think the second (goal) was a great example of that.”

After the letdown in the opener, the Barons are quickly gaining confidence. And with three more games on this home stand, Oklahoma City now finds itself in a great position to build some important early season momentum. Oklahoma City plays 7 p.m. Friday against Grand Rapids in the Cox Center.

“We came a long ways in one week,” Nelson said. “A week ago, we were coming home on the bus after a tough defeat, getting spanked 7-0.

“But all the guys worked hard this past week and they bought in. Anytime you have three games in three nights with tough games and tough travel, that's a feather in the cap to the players in the room.”

Danis said the 3-0 weekend showed the character of his team.

“Hopefully, it's a sign of things to come,” Danis said.