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OKC Barons defeat Texas Stars for sixth straight victory

OKLAHOMA CITY BARONS 3, TEXAS STARS 1 — OKC heads into the All-Star break with the best record in the AHL at 29-11-2-3.
BY ED GODFREY, Staff Writer, egodfrey@opubco.com Published: January 28, 2012
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“That is a job well done,” Nelson said. “I was happy with our zone plays. The guys were putting pucks on net. They were making the goalie work.”

The Barons scored first in the game on a power-play goal from defenseman Dylan Yeo 1:39 into the second period.

“It was lucky to squeeze through,” Yeo said. “I had a good screen by Josh Green in front. It just trickled in”

Keller followed with a goal 36 seconds into the third period for a 2-0 Oklahoma City lead.

The Stars scored 9:56 into the third period, but the Barons sealed the victory on an empty-net goal by Hunter Tremblay with 13 seconds left in the game.

“Six in a row is not easy to do in this league,” said Keller, one of four Barons who will be playing in Monday night's All-Star Game in Atlantic City, N.J. “To be able to go on a little bit of a break here riding high is always nice.

“We are where we want to be in the standings but at the same time there is a lot of season left and lot of work, but we feel good about ourselves right now.”