Oklahoma City Barons: Barons come back from two-goal deficit, beat San Antonio in shootout
Oklahoma City fires 45 shots at Rampage goaltender Jacob Markstrom, but it still needs to go past regulation to win
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The Barons regained the momentum when Teemu Hartikainen scored a power-play goal with less than a second left in the second period. It was so close to the buzzer that officials had to review the play.
“We scored with four tenths of a second left. That's cutting it too close,” Nelson said. “But that goal gave us a lot of life.”
The Barons tied it less than five minutes into the third period. The goal caromed in off Mark Arcobello's body, a deflection off a rebound from Hall's shot.
Hall, who has scored 29 points in 22 games, used some fancy stick work, dragging the puck between his legs, to get off the shot.
“Those are the kind of moves you practice in the backyard as a little kid,” Hall said. “At this level, hopefully you're good enough to pull them enough. All three of us on the line respect each other enough to try those kinds of moves.”
The Barons, who won 5-4 Thursday night against the Texas Stars, didn't arrive back in Oklahoma City until 5:30 a.m.
“Our guys stuck with it,” Nelson said. “This was a very big character team for our team to come back against a goaltender that played outstanding. It was a very gratifying win.”