OKC Barons: Barons face elimination on Friday night in Toronto

Oklahoma City can return to Cox Center for Game 6 on Monday if it can beat the Marlies.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: May 24, 2012
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Barons at Toronto Marlies

*What: Game 5 of the American Hockey League Western Conference Finals

*When: 6 p.m. Friday

*Where: Ricoh Coliseum, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

*Radio: KXXY-FM 96.1

*TV: Cox 3 or 703 HD Cox Digital

*Series: Toronto leads the best-of-7 series, 3-1

*Scouting report: The Barons lose Friday, and their season is done. A win by OKC, and the Western Division champ returns to the Cox Center for Game 6 at 7 p.m. Monday. Oklahoma City has lost more games in the Western Conference finals than it did, combined, in series victories vs. Houston and San Antonio. ... Toronto goaltender Ben Scrivens has been phenomenal in the postseason. He is 10-2 with a 1.33 goals against average. Scrivens has three shutouts in the playoffs, including two against the Barons. ... Toronto beat Oklahoma City 3-0 in Game 4 without a combined 20-playoff points from Mike Zigomanis, Marcel Mueller and Nazem Kadri. All are injured. ... Barons coach Todd Nelson mixed the forward line combinations Wednesday, hoping to generate a spark. The Barons seemed to lose steam when officials waved off a tying goal by Ryan Keller. Officials said Keller batted the puck past Scrivens with his hand. ... It is not known who will start in goal for the Barons. AHL Goaltender of the Year Yann Danis was pulled after the second period with OKC trailing 2-0. David LeNeveu played for the first time in the postseason blanked the Marlies in the third period; the Marlies' third goal was an empty-netter by Jerry D'Amigo.