OKC Barons, Chicago serve up a rash of penalties

by Michael Baldwin Published: November 1, 2013
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Both penalty boxes were frequently occupied the first two periods of the Oklahoma City Barons' 6-0 loss to the Chicago Wolves on Friday night at the Cox Convention Center.

Oklahoma City was whistled for seven penalties, Chicago six. The Wolves were 1-of-7 on the power play, the Barons 0-of-6.

“There wasn't a lot of flow. It's hard to get your guys going,” said Barons coach Todd Nelson. “You'd like at least one rotation through your (four) lines to get everybody in the game. We couldn't do that tonight.

“We never scored any of our power-play chances. The reason we've been winning some games is our special teams have been really strong, but they weren't strong tonight.”

ROY PULLED EARLY

Friday was Olivier Roy's first game as game as the Barons' No. 1 goaltender since Richard Bachman was called up to Edmonton last week. Roy lasted only two periods, allowing five goals on 21 shots before being replaced by Tyler Bunz at the start of the third period.

Roy is 1-2 this season, but was 9-9-1 last season with the Barons.

“It's on everybody,” Nelson said. “Let's face it, we have to play better in front of our goaltenders. Four of the goals are tic-tac-toe plays where we were just standing around. A team like that will make you pay. And they have big bodies. You have to work for every inch of ice you get.”

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by Michael Baldwin
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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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