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.”
THAT LOSING FEELING AGAIN
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.
“I think more than anything else we've just got to be ready to play each and every night. We are on top of the league now and there is going to be no easy games for us. Everybody is going to be coming after us and wanting to knock us off our pedestal. We have got to be ready each and every game.”
BARONS BACK HOME FEB. 17
The Barons return home Feb. 17, where they will open a three-game homestand against Milwaukee.
Oklahoma City will face the Admirals again on Feb. 18. The Barons then play their third home game in consecutive nights on Feb. 19 when they host San Antonio.
SKATE WITH THE BARONS
On Saturday, fans can skate with the Barons from noon until 7 p.m. at the Devon Ice Rink in downtown Oklahoma City.
Admission is $10 with skate rental and $7 if you bring your own skates. A portion of the admission fees will benefit Special Olympics Oklahoma.
TULUPOV'S JERSEY GETS BIGGEST BID
The Barons auctioned the Special Olympic jerseys they wore Friday night against Charlotte immediately after the game. A total of $24,300 was raised. The largest bid was for Kirill Tulupov's autographed jersey at $1,700.
Teemu Hartikainen's autographed jersey was sold for $1,600.