Yakimov’s seventh goal of the season helped Oklahoma City (32-13-6) maintain the No. 1 spot in the Western Conference. Matthew Ford, who was not expected to play this weekend due to injury, forced OT with his 14th goal of the year with 49 seconds left in regulation
Brossoit is 15-9-2 with a 2.55 goals against average and will be the No. 1 guy in net in the foreseeable future, too, with Richard Bachman remaining with the parent Edmonton Oilers. Bachman’s stay with the NHL club was extended this week after Viktor Fasth suffered a knee injury during a shootout loss on Monday to Winnipeg.
Oklahoma City notched its league-best 30th victory of the season after holding off Texas for the final 44 seconds of regulation. The defending AHL champion Stars (20-16-11) had already dominated the third period as it was, and then they pulled goaltender Jussi Rynnas for an extra attacker.