MILWAUKEE — Oklahoma City fell into a four-goal hole and was forced to use both goaltenders Friday night while losing a 5-2 American Hockey League decision to Milwaukee before 4,427 fans at the Bradley Center.
Colton Sissons, Taylor Beck and Austin Watson each had two points for Milwaukee (11-5-5).
Laurent Brossoit started in net for Oklahoma City but was chased after 26 minutes when Anthony Bitetto's seventh goal of the season gave the Admirals a 4-0 lead in the second period. Fellow rookie Ty Rimmer replaced Brossoit and kept Milwaukee in check as the Barons tried to get back in the game with third-period goals from Linus Omark and Brad Hunt.
Milwaukee winger Kevin Henderson dashed the Barons' momentum, scoring on Rimmer with 7:18 left in the game. The Admirals outshot Oklahoma City 44-30, including 21-4 in the second period.
Oklahoma City (9-12-3) has won just once in the last six games. The Barons continue a six-game road trip at 7 p.m. Saturday in Chicago.