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  • Texas Stars stop Oklahoma City Barons again

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Mar 22, 2014

    Travis Morin and Justin Dowling scored two goals apiece as the Texas Stars ralled to beat the Oklahoma City Barons for the second straight game, 5-3 on Saturday night in Cedar Park, Texas. Barons goaltender Laurent Brossoit, recently called up to the AHL, stopped 38 of the 42 shots he faced. Travis Ewanyk and Matt Ford scored early as the Barons jumped out to a 2-0 lead after one period, but the Stars scored twice in the second to tie it. After the Stars took a 3-2 lead on Dowling’s first goal of the night, Andrew Miller tied it off an Austin Fyten centering pass. But Texas pulled away late to secure the victory. Oklahoma City returns home Tuesday evening to face the San Antonio Rampage at 7 p.m. at the Cox Convention

  • OKC Barons: Barons lose in overtime, pick up valuable standings point

    From Staff Reports | Published: Fri, Mar 21, 2014

    Oklahoma City and Texas will wrap up the two-game series at 7 p.m. Saturday at Cedar Park Center.

  • OKC Barons travel to Texas

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Thu, Mar 20, 2014

    Barons at Texas •When: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday 7 p.m. •Where: Cedar Park (Texas) Civic Center. •Radio: KGHM-AM 1340-AM (Friday); KXXY-FM 96.1 (Saturday). •Scouting report: The Barons, ninth in the Western Conference, face the AHL’s hottest team. The Stars, first in the Western Conference, are 8-1-1 in their past 10 games, but OKC swept two games in Cedar Park last month. … Mark Arcobello, the Barons’ all-time scoring leader, has scored in all 15 games (28 points) since being reassigned to OKC six weeks ago. … Brad Hunt (44 points) is among the AHL’s top defensemen. … The Barons flip-flopped backup goalies. Laurent Brossoit, who posted seven shutouts for Bakersfield, has replaced Tyler

  • OKC Barons fall to Grand Rapids

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Sat, Mar 15, 2014

    The Grand Rapids Griffins are showing why the Detroit Red Wings’ AHL affiliate is a viable candidate to win back-to-back Calder Cup championships. The Barons were the hottest team in the American Hockey League before the Griffins notched back-to-back wins in Oklahoma City, capped by a 4-3 win Saturday night in front of 4,492 fans at the Cox Convention Center. “I don’t think these two games are indicative of the way our team has played the past two months,” said Barons forward Matthew Ford. “The reason they’re the champs is they work hard. They won a lot of battles, which showed the most in five-on-five play.

  • OKC Barons: Matthew Ford scores twice

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Sat, Mar 15, 2014

    Veteran Barons forward Matthew Ford scored his 16th and 17th goals of the season in Oklahoma City’s 4-3 loss to Grand Rapids on Saturday night the Cox Convention Center. “Early this season I was asked to play more of a defensive role,” Ford said. “Now that I’m getting an opportunity on the (power play), I’m trying to make the most of it.” Seven of Ford’s goals have come as the anchor on the power plays. “I’ve got the easy job,” Ford said. “I’ve just got to take the goalie’s eyes away and if the puck gets loose throw it back on net.” ARCOBELLO STREAK CONTINUES Mark Arcobello recorded an assist on the Barons’ second goal to extend his franchise-record scoring streak to 15

  • OKC Barons: Barons get outworked in 3-2 loss to Grand Rapids

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Fri, Mar 14, 2014

    Oklahoma City coach Todd Nelson said his American Hockey League team needs “to get back in the saddle” for Saturday’s 7 p.m. game against Grand Rapids at Cox Convention Center.

  • OKC Barons notebook: Andrew Miller returns from injury, scores a goal

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Fri, Mar 14, 2014

    Miller scored his sixth goal of the season midway through the second period of a 3-2 loss to Grand Rapids on Friday night at the Cox Center.

  • Oklahoma City Barons: OKC's streak to be tested against defending Calder Cup champion Grand Rapids Griffins

    By Mike Baldwin | Updated: Thu, Mar 13, 2014

    It’s been almost two months since the Barons have lost a home game in regulation. Since the streak started on Jan. 18, the Barons are 8-0-1 at the Cox Center. While the Barons are fighting just to get in the playoffs, the Grand Rapids Griffins are in second in the Western Conference, poised to make another postseason run.

  • Power-play unit lifts OKC Barons past San Antonio

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Tue, Mar 11, 2014

    Mark Arcobello’s two-points-a-game pace since he returned to Oklahoma City six weeks ago has given the Barons a shot at making the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season. Arcobello’s biggest impact has been on the power play. The Barons scored three more power-play goals in a 5-2 win over San Antonio on Tuesday night at the Cox Convention Center. “Right now there’s great chemistry among those five guys,” said coach Todd Nelson. “They really know how to feed off each other. Adding Arco made that unit really strong.” After spending the first three months of the season with the Edmonton Oilers, the Barons’ NHL parent team, Arcobello has scored 26 points in 13 games with the Barons.

  • OKC Barons: Brad Hunt having a big year

    Published: Tue, Mar 11, 2014

    With a goal and two assists in the Barons’ 5-2 win over San Antonio on Tuesday, defenseman Brad Hunt moved up to third in the American Hockey League in blue-line scoring. “It’s a tribute to how good our team has been playing,” Hunt said. “You can’t give the credit to me; it’s due to the players I’m playing with. Ever since Christmas, we’ve been on a roll.” With 15 games left in the regular season, Hunt already has established a professional career high with 45 points, including 34 assists. HOME STREAK CONTINUES It’s been nearly two months since the Barons have lost a home game in regulation. Following a 5-2 win over San Antonio Tuesday night at the Cox Convention Center, the Barons are

  • OKC Barons: Defenseman Taylor Fedun has made an offensive impact

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Mon, Mar 10, 2014

    Fedun has 28 points in 51 games for Oklahoma City, which hosts San Antonio at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Cox Convention Center.

  • OKC Barons: Streaking Barons return to Cox Center at 7 p.m. Tuesday against San Antonio.

    Published: Mon, Mar 10, 2014

    Barons captain Anton Lander returns from Edmonton Oilers. Mark Arcobello has 24 points in 12 games since being sent down by the Oilers.

  • OKC Barons: Barons keep on rolling, beat Americans in overtime

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sun, Mar 9, 2014

    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 to visit Rochester

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Sat, Mar 8, 2014

    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).

  • OKC Barons: Mark Arcobello's two goals lift Barons past Hamilton

    From Staff Reports | Published: Fri, Mar 7, 2014

    Arcobello now has 22 points in just 11 game since joining the Barons from the Edmonton Oilers. Oklahoma City wraps up its three-game road trip at 4:05 p.m. Sunday against the Rochester Americans.

  • OKC Barons: Barons continue road trip, play at Hamilton on Friday

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Thu, Mar 6, 2014

    Oklahoma City is coming off a shootout loss at Utica, N.Y. The Barons are two standings points from the eighth and final playoff berth in the AHL.

  • OKC Barons: Barons make big comeback but fall in shootout

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, Mar 5, 2014

    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.

  • OKC Barons: Edmonton Oilers leave Barons roster intact

    By Mike Baldwin | Updated: Wed, Mar 5, 2014

    Oklahoma City’s big scorers, Mark Arcobello and Anton Lander, remain with the team. But they are only an Oilers injury away from getting a call to the NHL.