OKC Barons: Barons in great position to take series

Oklahoma City has not lost three straight games since early January — a string of 45 games
by Michael Baldwin Published: May 15, 2013

“That happens from time to time,” Arcobello said. “(Andrew) Hotham tried to ice it, it hit one of their guys to where it played our perfectly for me.”


Veteran center Anton Lander didn't play in Wednesday's game due to an undisclosed injury. C.J. Stretch took Lander's spot on the No. 2 line alongside Teemu Hartikainen and Toni Rajala. Lander is expected to miss the rest of the Texas series but should return if the Barons advance to the Western Conference finals. Stretch had a goal and an assist in Wednesday's win.


Heading into Wednesday's game, the Barons were 5-0 in the playoffs when they killed off every penalty, 0-3 when they permitted a power-play goal. OKC is now 1-3 since the Stars scored with the man advantage in the second period. ... Goaltender Yann Danis was credited with an assist on an empty-net goal with 1:24 remaining. ... Goals 1-minute, 45 seconds apart by Arcobello, Antti Tyrvainen and Garrett Stafford were the fastest three goals in Barons playoff history.

by Michael Baldwin
Mike Baldwin has been a sports reporter for The Oklahoman since 1982. Mike graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1974 and attended Oklahoma Christian University, graduating with a journalism degree in 1978. Mike's first job was sports editor...
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