After the Oklahoma City Barons dropped their fourth consecutive game, 2-1 to Abbotsford, on Saturday night, Barons coach Todd Nelson took things in stride.
“I thought we played well,” Nelson said. “We played a strong 60 minutes. Even though last night, we got a point, tonight we didn't get any, tonight I was happy with the process the guys played.”
Nelson wasn't happy with his team following Friday's overtime loss to Rockford where they managed just 19 shots--two in the first period.
So Saturday morning, he gathered his team for a film session that included clips of game situations where the team passed up shots that could've been taken.
“We had a pretty good heart-to-heart this morning,” Nelson said. “There's a stat out there that nine times out of 10, so 90 percent of the time when you take a shot you recover the puck.
“We talked about that. It wasn't a real pleasant way but we felt like we got out point across and it looks like it did.”
The Barons outshot Abbotsford 33-15, including taking the game's first five shots.
But though the Barons showed better habits, the result was the same.
Now, the Barons find themselves in a three-way tie with Abbotsford and Houston atop the West Division. Houston lost to Peoria on Saturday night.
The Barons will host Abbotsford at 4 p.m. today to wrap up the three-game weekend.