Share “OKC Barons notebook: Steve Pinizzotto...”

OKC Barons notebook: Steve Pinizzotto makes a big impact

By Mike Baldwin Modified: January 18, 2014 at 10:58 pm •  Published: January 18, 2014
Advertisement

Acquired in a trade Friday from the Florida Panthers organization, 29-year-old veteran forward Steve Pinizzotto is known for his physical play. Pinizzotto didn't score in his Barons debut Saturday night, but was named the No. 3 star in Oklahoma City's 2-1 win over Milwaukee.

“I'm big on finishing my checks,” said Pinizzotto, who came over from the San Antonio Rampage. “I play an aggressive style. That's what I like to do; try to get the entire team involved. It's exciting for the fans, too.”

NELSON BOBBLEHEAD DOLL

The first 2,000 fans at Saturday's game received a bobblehead of coach Todd Nelson, the first and only coach in the Barons four-year history.

“They did a really good job,” Nelson said. “Give the people who made them credit. They made me look more attractive. It turned out well.”

Did Nelson, from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, think he'd ever have a bobblehead doll?

“No, I never dreamed of something like that,” Nelson said. “The fans seem to enjoy it. That's the main thing.”

PENALTY KILL A BIG LIFT

After surrendering two power-play goals during a five-on-three situation in a 4-3 loss to Rochester Friday night, the Barons killed off a five-on-three penalty midway through the first period Saturday. The Barons scored two goals later in the period to lead 2-0.

Continue reading this story on the...


AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    Facebook Takes a Step Into Education Software
  2. 2
    50 incredible bars you should drink at in your lifetime
  3. 3
    Kim Davis is a Democrat. Why does that matter?
  4. 4
    Watch Oklahoma's top mental health officer dress, dance as Michael Jackson
  5. 5
    Tahlequah police tighten patrols in response to high-profile cases of violence toward officers
+ show more

FEATURED JOBS



× Trending sports Article