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OKC Barons: Toronto wins Game 3 of Western Conference finals, 5-3

Barons trail best-of-7 series 2-1 with Game 4 set for 6 p.m. Wednesday in Toronto
BY PETER ROBINSON, For The Oklahoman Published: May 21, 2012

Magnus Paajarvi had the other Barons goal that knotted the game at three.

Scrivens stopped 25 shots in a winning cause, while Danis made 21 saves. Inconsistent efforts at generating traffic in front of Scrivens could explain some of the reasons why it took so long for the Barons to break through.

Nelson said making things a bit more difficult for Scrivens is the goal for Wednesday night.

“I thought there were times where we did a good job at (getting in front of Scrivens) and other times we didn't,” he said. “Toronto certainly did a much better job of it in front of Yann (Danis).”

Despite outshooting Toronto 13-9 in the first period, the Barons fell behind 1-0 when Toronto's Philippe Dupuis threaded a puck through traffic on a power-play at 12:35. Toronto's Ryan Hamilton also scored a power-play marker on the Marlies' second goal at 14:57 in the second. Hamilton's goal was the first of four in just over four minutes in the middle frame breaking open what had been a tight checking affair to that point.

Toronto's Jerry D'Amigo scored on an empty net while short-handed to round out the scoring at 18:53 of the third.