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  • OKC Barons: Barons are done for the season, Texas completes sweep

    By T.J. McAloon, For The Oklahoman | Published: Wed, Apr 30, 2014

    Power-play goal in the third period proves to be the difference as Stars beat Oklahoma City 4-2.

  • Oklahoma City Barons face tough task in Texas

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Tue, Apr 29, 2014

    Barons must win three straight road games to avoid elimination in their best-of-five playoff series with the Texas Stars. Game 3 is Wednesday night.

  • Oklahoma City Barons: Texas Stars win Game 2 in overtime

    By Mike Baldwin | Updated: Sat, Apr 26, 2014

    The Barons were on the brink of tying the best-of-five series before American Hockey League MVP Travis Morin scored late in regulation to tie it. The Stars won 3-2 on Brendan Ranford’s goal with 4:56 left in the sudden-death extra period.

  • Oklahoma City Barons notebook: Tyler Pitlick returns, Mark Arcobello still out

    Published: Sat, Apr 26, 2014

    Sidelined the past 15 games by a shoulder injury, forward Mark Arcobello remains questionable for the remainder of the series.

  • OKC Barons: Barons, Texas square off in Game 2 at 8 p.m. Saturday

    By Mike Baldwin | Updated: Fri, Apr 25, 2014

    Oklahoma City trails the best-of-5 series 1-0. After Saturday’s game, the series moves to Cedar Park, Texas.

  • OKC Barons: Anton Lander's future with Edmonton Oilers organization uncertain

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Fri, Apr 25, 2014

    Lander might be playing his final game for the Oklahoma City Barons at the Cox Convention Saturday night if they don’t rally in a first-round playoff series against the Texas Stars, the Western Conference’s top seed.

  • OKC Barons: Barons blow lead, lose Game 1 in overtime

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    The Texas Stars, the top seed in the AHL playoffs, rallied from a 2-0 deficit midway through the second period to take a 1-0 lead in a best-of-5, first-round Western Conference series. Game 2 is 8 p.m. Saturday at the Cox Center.

  • OKC Barons notebook: Mark Arcobello's status for playoff series remains uncertain

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    Oklahoma City’s all-time scorer remains sidelined with a sprained shoulder. Game 2 of the first-round series vs. Texas is 8 p.m. Saturday at the Cox Center.

  • OKC Barons' GM Bill Scott promoted

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    Edmonton brings up Scott as its assistant general manager.

  • Barons open playoff series vs. Texas

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    Game 1: Texas at Barons When: 7 p.m. Wednesday Where: Cox Convention Center. Radio: KXXY-FM 96.1. Jim Byers play-by-play. Doug Sauter color. Scouting report: This is the first game of a best-of-five series. ... Texas won the season series 8-4. The Barons were 23-12-1 at home, Texas was 19-10-3 on the road. … Roman Horak (55 points) leads the Barons in scoring. Brad Hunt (50 points) owns the franchise record for points in a season by a defenseman. Named MVP of the Barons, team captain Anton Lander (52 points in 45 games) has returned after a call-up to Edmonton. … The Stars’ Travis Morin scored a league-high 87 points and was named AHL MVP. The high-octane Stars also have Curtis McKenzie (64 points).

  • Todd Nelson keeps OKC Barons pulling on the rope together

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    The Edmonton Oilers’ AHL affiliate has made the playoffs four consecutive years. A big reason is the continuity of the system used by their coach.

  • OKC Barons: Texas will provide Barons with a formidable challenge in first-round playoff series

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    The Stars are the No.1 seed out of the Western Conference — and they also have the best record in the 30-team American Hockey League.

  • OKC Barons: Breaking down the first-round series vs. Texas

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    The Texas Stars won the season series 8-4. Three games went to overtime, with the Stars winning twice.

  • Oklahoma City Barons: Young players get plenty of ice time in 3-2 shootout win over Iowa

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Having clinched a playoff berth Friday night, coach Todd Nelson rested many of his top players Saturday night. Several kids who recently completed college or junior hockey got significant ice time in a 3-2 shootout win over Iowa in front of 4,837 fans at the Cox Convention Center.

  • Oklahoma City Barons notebook: Steve MacIntyre is captain for a day

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Since the Barons clinched a playoff berth on Friday night, most of their top players sat out a 3-2 shootout win over Iowa in the regular-season finale Saturday night at the Cox Center.

  • OKC Barons clinch playoff berth, beat Iowa in overtime

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Before the overtime period began Friday night, Oklahoma City Barons coach Todd Nelson informed the players on the bench they had clinched a playoff berth. In a dramatic turn of events, the Barons rallied for a 4-3 overtime win over the Iowa Wild in front of 4,344 fans at the Cox Convention Center. The other two teams fighting the Barons for the Western Conference’s No. 8 seed both lost about the same time Oklahoma City forced overtime. “The run we got on late in the season was very dramatic,” Nelson said. “We’ve scored late goals to get games to overtime or score a game-winner late. They could make a movie about this late-season run because it was pretty incredible.

  • Anton Lander named OKC Barons' MVP

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    During pregame ceremonies on Friday night, general manager Bill Scott announced the Barons’ annual fan appreciation awards: 2013-14 team MVP—Anton Lander; Rookie of the Year—Andrew Miller; Offensive Player of the Year—Lander; Defensive Player of the Year—Brad Hunt; Fan favorite—C.J. Stretch. “It’s an honor but I couldn’t do it without my teammates and coaches, so a big thanks to all of them,” Lander said. “I’m very happy and very proud of this team that we kept fighting to get into the playoffs.” PLAYOFF SCHEDULE The Barons, the No. 8 seed in the AHL’s Western Conference, will host the top-seeded Texas Stars in Games 1 and 2 of the playoffs on Wednesday (7 p.m.) and Saturday, April 26, an 8

  • OKC Barons: It's a do or die weekend for the Oklahoma City Barons

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    The Barons can clinch the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference with three standings points when they host the Iowa Wild on Friday and Saturday nights at the Cox Convention Center. Games begin at 7.

  • OKC Barons: Barons try to wrap up playoff berth Friday and Saturday

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Iowa is last in the Western Conference, but it will try and play the spoiler the next two days for Oklahoma City.

  • OKC Barons can't stop Texas Stars

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    The Barons’ game with the Texas Stars had an underlying subplot Wednesday night at the Cox Convention Center. Having already clinched the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference, the Stars showed a crowd of 3,067 why they haven’t lost a game in regulation in more than a month by beating the Barons 2-1. If the Barons make the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season, they will play the Stars in a best-of-five first-round series that would begin next week with Games 1 and 2 in Oklahoma City. “We talked about this,” said 29-year-old veteran Matthew Ford. “Our goal is to make the playoffs, and we knew this could be a potential matchup. We still have to get in, but we wanted to set a tempo tonight.