• Oklahoma City Barons: OKC rallies to defeat Grand Rapids Griffins

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Sat, Dec 13, 2014

    The Barons will practice on their home ice only four times during a 44-day stretch. To portray how rare that is, it’s common for the Barons to practice four times in one week at the Cox Convention Center during an extended homestand. Nearing the end of the most demanding portion of the 2014-15 schedule, the road weary Barons rallied to post a 3-2 win over the Grand Rapids Griffins Saturday night in front of 4,061 fans. “I really like the way we responded,” said veteran Matthew Ford, who scored the Barons first two goals. “It would have been easy to feel bad about ourselves because the travel has been tough. It was huge to get a win to stop the bleeding.

  • Oklahoma City Barons notebook: Power play contributes

    BY MIKE BALDWIN | Published: Sat, Dec 13, 2014

    Second in the AHL in power play percentage, the Barons had been in a power-play slump (10.0 percent; 3-of-30 their previous 10 games) before Matthew Ford scored the game-tying goal on a power play in the Barons 3-2 win over Grand Rapids on Saturday night.

  • Oklahoma City Barons: Barons drop second straight

    By Mike Baldwin | Updated: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    Oklahoma City coach Todd Nelson said it’s important for the Barons to “get back in the saddle.” They’ll get another chance at 7 p.m. Saturday against Grand Rapids at the Cox Convention Center.

  • Oklahoma City Barons notebook: Brandon Davidson makes NHL debut with Edmonton

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    Davidson, 23, is known more for his defense than scoring (21 points in 108 career games with the Barons), which is what slumping Edmonton lacks. The Oilers, in last place in the Western Conference, have allowed 98 goals, second most in the NHL.

  • Oklahoma City Barons: Barons are in great shape when it comes to goaltending

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    Richard Bachman and Laurent Brossoit are one of the best tandems in the American Hockey League.

  • Oklahoma City Barons: Barons host weekend doubleheader vs. Grand Rapids

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    Games on Friday and Saturday start at 7 p.m. in the Cox Convention Center.

  • Oklahoma City Barons: Barons' hot streak comes to an end with loss at Texas

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    Derek Meech and Scott Valentine added two assists apiece to help end Oklahoma City’s unbeaten streak at eight games. The Barons (14-5-4) vaulted to first place in the Western Division behind the hot run; despite the loss Wednesday, they remained two standings points ahead of second-place San Antonio and seven points in front of third-place Texas (9-7-7).

  • Oklahoma City Barons: Andrew Miller scores twice as red hot Barons down Grand Rapids

    From Staff Reports | Published: Fri, Dec 5, 2014

    Goaltender Richard Bachman made 26 saves for the Barons, who have won seven consecutive games. His bid for a shutout ended with 5:39 left in the game when Teemu Pulkkinen scored and even-strength goal.

  • Oklahoma City Barons notebook: Martin Marincin back in OKC

    By Mike Baldwin | Updated: Wed, Dec 3, 2014

    The 22-year-old defenseman from Slovakia, Marincin has recorded a plus-30 rating and has scored 39 points in 101 games with the Barons. But in 66 NHL games with the Oilers, Marincin has a minus-6 rating and has scored only seven points, all assists.

  • Oklahoma City Barons defeat Utica Comets in overtime

    BY MIKE BALDWIN | Published: Tue, Dec 2, 2014

    Four consecutive overtime games. Four consecutive wins. After posting three overtime wins on a Texas road trip, the Oklahoma City Barons defeated the Utica Comets 1-0 in overtime Tuesday night at the Cox Convention Center. After both goalies dominated in regulation, 34-year-old veteran forward Jason Williams ended the deadlock with 2:27 left in the extra session. In the NHL, overtimes last five minutes and feature four-on-four, one less skater than regulation. This season, the AHL is experimenting with seven-minute overtimes that feature four-on-four skaters the first four minutes of overtime but switches to a three-on-three format the final three minutes.

  • Oklahoma City Barons: Ryan Hamilton overcomes injuries, hopes to return to NHL

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Mon, Dec 1, 2014

    Nearly two months into the 2014-15 season, Hamilton is off to one of his best starts, similar to when he scored 99 points over two seasons with Toronto’s Triple-A affiliate, including a 30-goal season that ranked fourth in the AHL.

  • Oklahoma City Barons: Oilers recall Tyler Pitlick from Oklahoma City

    Updated: Sun, Nov 30, 2014

    Pitlick has nine points in 14 games with Oklahoma City, which is first in the American Hockey League’s West Division. The Barons gained a defenseman in the transaction, when the Oilers sent down Martin Marincin.

  • Oklahoma City Barons: OKC beats San Antonio Rampage in overtime

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Nov 29, 2014

    SAN ANTONIO — The Barons won their third straight game Saturday night, beating the San Antonio Rampage 4-3 in overtime at the AT&T Center. The Rampage led 3-1 after the first period, but the Barons scored two goals in the third period to tie the game, and then Oklahoma City’s Jordan Oesterle scored with less than a minute left in overtime. Laurent Brossoit got the start in goal for the Barons and finished with 27 saves on 30 shots. After going a perfect 3-0 on their road trip, the Barons return home to face the Utica Comets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Cox Convention Center.