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OKC Barons beat Houston 5-2, win playoff series

by Ryan Aber Published: April 24, 2012

At nearly the same point in the third, Anton Lander helped get Brodeur out of position, fed it to Philippe Cornet out front and Cornet stayed patient, finally flipping the puck above Brodeur and putting the Barons ahead 4-2.

“My heart wasn't racing as much after he scored that goal,” Barons coach Todd Nelson said. “He got my attention because I was yelling for him to shoot right away. But he's a goal scorer. He has good poise in those situations. He made the right move, and I'm very happy that he buried it.”

Josh Green added an empty-netter in the closing minutes to seal the win.

“It wasn't the prettiest of games tonight for either team,” Nelson said. “It was a greasy win, when you just have to battle through it. There wasn't a lot of sharp passing and offensive plays. It was just a grind.”

The Barons killed all 13 Houston power plays in the series.

“I think tonight we came a lot more focused and willing to win,” Yeo said. “The guys were really revved up and ready to play tonight. It was good to see and great to watch.”

by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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