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OKC Barons: Matthew Ford scores twice

By Mike Baldwin Published: March 15, 2014

Veteran Barons forward Matthew Ford scored his 16th and 17th goals of the season in Oklahoma City’s 4-3 loss to Grand Rapids on Saturday night the Cox Convention Center.

“Early this season I was asked to play more of a defensive role,” Ford said. “Now that I’m getting an opportunity on the (power play), I’m trying to make the most of it.”

Seven of Ford’s goals have come as the anchor on the power plays.

“I’ve got the easy job,” Ford said. “I’ve just got to take the goalie’s eyes away and if the puck gets loose throw it back on net.”


Mark Arcobello recorded an assist on the Barons’ second goal to extend his franchise-record scoring streak to 15 consecutive games.

An AHL All-Star last season, Acrobello has scored in every game since he was reassigned to Oklahoma City on Feb. 2 after starting the season with the Edmonton Oilers.

“He’s such a special player at this level,” said Barons coach Todd Nelson. “He’s been very consistent ever since he’s been back and also was consistent up in the National League. It’s a real testament to Mark.”

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