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OKC Barons stumble in 7-2 loss to Texas Stars

by Trent Shadid Published: December 21, 2013
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One night after one of their best defensive performances of the season, the Oklahoma City Barons turned in their worst against the same team.

The Barons followed up Friday's win over the Texas Stars by surrendering a season-high seven goals on Saturday night in a 7-2 loss to the Stars at the Cox Convention Center.

“With a loss like that, you've just got to sweep it under the rug and move forward,” said Barons coach Todd Nelson, whose team shut out the Stars 2-0 on Friday night. “We had a split against a pretty good team this weekend, but we've got to start making some hay here in the standings now. I'm seeing some positive things, but there's some things we've really got to clean up.”

The Barons remain in third place in the AHL's West Division, falling 13 points behind the Stars.

It didn't take long for the Stars to get the scoring started as Travis Morin found the net just 23 seconds into the game.

The Barons answered quickly as Ryan Martinsdale scored less than a minute later. Texas closed out the first-period scoring with Ryan Button converting on a power-play opportunity to give the Stars a 2-1 advantage after one.

Will Acton tied the game once again, scoring midway through the second period on assists from David Musil and Tyler Pitlick.

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by Trent Shadid
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Trent Shadid is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He was born and raised in Weatherford, Okla., and attended Weatherford High School. Before joining The Oklahoman, he spent two seasons as an assistant wrestling coach at Weatherford High...
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