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OKC Barons: Toronto bounces back to beat Barons

A previously hot Oklahoma City team has lost two consecutive games for the first time in a month. The Barons return to the Cox Center at 7 p.m. Friday against Rockford.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: February 23, 2014
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TORONTO — A few days after moving above .500 for the first time this season, the Oklahoma City Barons are back under water.

The Barons are on a two-game losing streak for the first time in a month after dropping a 4-1 American Hockey League decision to Toronto on Sunday before 4,290 fans at Ricoh Coliseum.


Coupled with Saturday night's loss at Grand Rapids (Mich.), the Barons fell to 23-24-7. Oklahoma City's last two-game skid came Jan. 23-24, both games at Charlotte.

On Sunday, the Barons led 1-0 when Anton Lander scored a power-play goal at the 3:38 mark of the second period. But Toronto (31-17-4) answered later in the period with goals 1:12 apart. Kenny Ryan assisted on both Greg McKegg and Jamie Devane even-strength scores that gave the Marlies the lead for good.

McKegg and Brandon Kozan added third-period goals that gave Toronto insurance against a previously hot Oklahoma City team.

Mark Arcobello continued his points streak since he was sent to OKC by the Edmonton Oilers. He drew the second assist on Lander's 17th goal of the season; Arcobello has 12 points in six games.

Oklahoma City returns to the Cox Convention Center at 7 p.m. Friday for a two-game series against the Rockford Ice Hogs, the affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks.


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