BARONS AT HOUSTON AEROS
*What: Game 1 of a best-of-5, first-round American Hockey League playoff series
*When: 7:05 p.m. Thursday
*Where: Toyota Center, Houston
*Radio: KXXY-FM 96.1
*Scouting report: The Barons were 7-0-1 against the Aeros during the regular season, including 3-0-1 at Houston. ... Four of the meetings went to a shootout, with the Barons winning three. ... The Barons are 33-0-4 when leading after two periods. ... Philippe Cornet scored four goals against the Aeros this season. ... Yann Danis, the AHL's Outstanding Goaltender, played in every game against Houston for the Barons. ... The Barons haven't scored on their last 30 power-play chances, dating back to the second period of the March 24 game against Grand Rapids. ... The Barons signed goaltender Tyler Bunz to an amateur tryout contract. Bunz was the Oilers' fifth-round pick in 2010 and recently finished his fourth season with the Western Junior Hockey League's Medicine Hat Tigers. ... The franchise will host a watch party for Thursday's and Friday's games at the Buffalo Wild Wings on Northwest Expressway. ... The series returns to Oklahoma City for Game 3 at 7 p.m. Sunday. ... First-round tickets for the upper level at the Cox Center are $10. ... Tickets can be purchased by calling (405) 232-4625, at any Ticketmaster outlet and at Ticketmaster.com.