OKC Barons notebook: Goaltender Olivier Roy has adventurous night
Olivier Roy allowed four goals in a 5-3 loss to Lake Erie Saturday night, but he also stopped three breakaway chances.
Looking at a stat sheet Barons backup goaltender Olivier Roy had a rough night, allowing four goals in a 5-3 loss to Lake Erie Saturday night, including the go-ahead goal with 8:07 left that went through his legs.
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Barons coach Todd Nelson said that's where stats — 22 saves on 26 shots — don't tell the entire story. Roy also stopped three breakaway chances.
“Look at the goals that went in on him,” Nelson said. “The 5-on-3 goal was a deflection. The second goal was a deflection. And the game-winning goal, the defense was making a pass and it went off our stick when we were making a pass.”
Yann Danis, a 31-year-old veteran, will get the majority of starts.
Roy, 21, spent most of last season in Stockton, but Nelson said he will make sure his young backup doesn't get stale.
Monsters, Barons get chippy
Oklahoma City and Lake Erie, Colorado's Triple-A affiliate, will face off for the fourth time in 10 days Tuesday night.
“It's almost like the playoffs facing them four times the first five games,” said Barons forward Magnus Paajarvi. “We're getting to know each other. They play tough. They do their things right and chip it out and go hard. They're a good rush team.”