Brandon Davidson scored 2:54 into OT to give Oklahoma City a 5-4 win. The Barons picked up five of a possible six standings points during a three-game road trip. OKC returns to the Cox Center at 7 p.m. Tuesday against San Antonio.
Barons at Rochester
•When: 4 p.m. Sunday
•Where: Blue Cross Arena, Rochester, N.Y.
•Radio: KXXY 96.1 FM
•Scouting report: The Barons have been the AHL’s hottest team, going 11-2-2 to climb to ninth in the Western Conference, two points behind Milwaukee, four behind seventh-place Rochester. ... On Saturday, Edmonton recalled team captain Anton Lander, the Barons’ leading scorer, and defenseman Oscar Klefbom. ... The reigning AHL Player of the Week, Mark Arcobello has scored 22 points in 11 games since being re-assigned to OKC, including both goals in a 2-1 win Friday at Hamilton. … The Americans, Buffalo’s Triple-A affiliate, are led by Phil Varone (45 points).
Steve Pinizzotto and Jack Combs score for Barons to send game into overtime. But Utica goaltender Joacim Eriksson comes up big in shootout. Oklahoma City still gets a standings point to close gap on Milwaukee for final playoff berth in Western Conference.
Barons at Utica
When: 6 p.m. Wednesday
Where: Utica Memorial Coliseum, Utica, N.Y.
Radio: KXY-FM 96.1, Jim Byers play-by-play.
Scouting report: The Barons are the hottest team in the AHL, going 9-2-1 in their last dozen games to climb to ninth in the Western Conference, three points behind Milwaukee and five behind Rochester, the two teams that currently own the final two playoff spots. Mark Arcobello, the Barons’ all-time leading scorer, is the reigning AHL Player of the Week. Arcobello has scored 19 points in nine games since being re-assigned to OKC. Anton Lander is among the league’s top 25 scorers (43 points in 40 games). ... Brad Hunt is sixth among blue-line scorers. Goalie Richard Bachman’s overall