The Barons’ big-time scorer is out with a shoulder injury, although he could return if Oklahoma City qualifies for the American Hockey League playoffs. The Edmonton Oilers recalled Barons forward Will Acton on Monday to replace injured Luke Gazdic.
Will Acton had three points Sunday, including a goal that gave Oklahoma City a 4-2 lead in the second period. But Charlotte rallies back for a 5-4 shootout victory. The Barons return to the Cox Center at 7 p.m. Wednesday against the Hamilton Bulldogs.
The Oklahoma City Barons picked up a point in the standings, but lost 3-2 in a shootout at Charlotte on Saturday night.
Trailing 2-0 in the third period, the Barons (30-27-2-8, 70 points) rallied to tie it and force overtime. Matt Ford scored on the power play at 17:21, assisted by Taylor Fedun and Andrew Miller. Ford has a goal in a franchise-record five straight games.
Then Fedun scored with six seconds left to tie the game. Will Acton won a faceoff, pulling the puck to Fedun, who fired a shot through a screen for the goal.
After a scoreless overtime, the teams went to the shootout. Alex Lavoie was the lone Baron to score in six tries. Matt Marquardt won it for Charlotte by beating Richard Bachman on the stick