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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
by Michael Baldwin Published: December 28, 2012
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photo - Tanner House of the Oklahoma City Barons shoots the puck around John Lee of the San Antonio Rampage during an AHL hockey game at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Tanner House of the Oklahoma City Barons shoots the puck around John Lee of the San Antonio Rampage during an AHL hockey game at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

The Rampage (11-17-4) scored two second period goals to lead 2-0.

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.”

by Michael Baldwin
Redhawks, Barons, MLB, NFL Reporter
Mike Baldwin has been a sports reporter for The Oklahoman since 1982. Mike graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1974 and attended Oklahoma Christian University, graduating with a journalism degree in 1978. Mike's first job was sports editor...
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