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OKC Barons notebook: Barons travel to Calgary to face Abbotsford Heat

The Oklahoma City Barons are on the road for their next two games. The teams has a better record on the road than at home this season.
BY ED GODFREY, Staff Writer, Published: February 3, 2012

The Oklahoma City Barons now hit the road for two games. They play the Abbotsford Heat in Calgary, the home of the Heat's National Hockey League affiliate on Thursday.

The teams will be playing in Calgary's NHL arena, the ScotiaBank Saddledome.

On Saturday, Oklahoma City meets the Heat in Abbotsford.


The Barons have been better on the road than at home.

Oklahoma City is 13-7-2-2 at home and 17-5-0-1 on the road.

“We feel good wherever we play,” Barons coach Todd Nelson said. “It's a good feeling to have. We know we have an opportunity to win going into every game we play and it's a good feeling. Not too many teams have that.”


Friday night was the Barons' first loss since a 2-1 defeat at home to Abbotsford on Jan. 14.

“It's not a good feeling, that's for sure,” Barons' alternate captain Josh Green said. “The guys are upset about it. We wanted to keep the streak alive but it's a good opportunity to start a new one. It's never good to lose, but if you learn from it you can take some good out of it, for sure.

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