OKC Barons: Barons score three power play goals, beat San Antonio

Oklahoma City and the Rampage play again at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Cox Center.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: January 3, 2014
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SAN ANTONIO — C.J. Stretch accounted for three points, and goaltender Chet Pickard notched his first American Hockey League victory in almost two years as the Oklahoma City Barons beat the San Antonio Rampage 5-2 on Friday night at the AT&T Center.

Stretch had a goal and two assists for the Barons, who snapped a four-game winless skid. Pickard, the eighth goaltender used by Oklahoma City this season, stopped 33 shots. Pickard's last AHL win came during the 2010-2011 season when he played for the Milwaukee Admirals. The former Nashville Predators draft pick has spent the last few seasons playing in the East Coast Hockey League or Sweden.

Oklahoma City (12-17-6) scored three power play goals, one each from Roman Horak, Derek Nesbitt and Taylor Fedun. Horak, the Barons' leading scorer, was recently sent back to Oklahoma City by the Edmonton Oilers.

Wade Megan's goal drew San Antonio (12-19-3) within 3-2 with 14:24 left in the game. Stretch answered less than two minutes later with his seventh goal of the season. Matthew Ford added an empty net score with 33 seconds left to give the Barons a three-goal cushion.