SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Linus Omark continued an impressive start to the American Hockey League season Friday night.
The Oklahoma City winger scored four goals to lead the Barons to a 5-4 victory over the San Antonio Rampage before 6,237 fans at AT&T Center. Omark, who has seven goals through nine games, scored twice on the power play, once while teams were even strength and another on a penalty shot.
Oklahoma City (4-4-1) led 4-2 entering the third period. Omark made it a three-goal advantage with 12:35 left. But San Antonio (2-5-0) came back with Quinton Howden and Greg Rallo goals just four minutes apart to turn a rout into a seat-squirmer.
San Antonio pulled goaltender Dov Gromet-Morris with 59 seconds left in the game for an extra attacker, but the Rampage failed to get anything else past Barons netminder Richard Bachman.
Oklahoma City outshot the Rampage 39-33.
The Barons and Rampage play again at 7 p.m. Saturday at the AT&T Center. Oklahoma City will return to the Cox Center for a weekend doubleheader against the Chicago Wolves.
*The Barons signed forward Justin Maylan to a tryout contract. Maylan, who started this season with the South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL, had 40 points in 49 games last season with the Stockton Thunder, then the Edmonton Oilers' Double-A team. He played one game in the American Hockey League with the Portland Pirates in 2011-12.
*Edmonton assigned defenseman Corey Potter to Oklahoma City on a conditioning assignment. Potter has registered 25 points (7-18-25) in 95 games with the Oilers over the past two seasons, but has not played this season due to injury.