Jordan Eberle scoring two goals in a nine-second span was the fastest back-to-back goals in the Barons' three-year history.
Eberle scoring three goals in a 3-minute, 43-second span in the first period also shattered the franchise record.
“I didn't feel the greatest after the first shift,” Eberle said. “You get a couple shots off, and they go in for you, all of a sudden the game changes for you.”
In 2010, Brad Moran scored three goals for the Barons in an 8-minute, eight-second span.
Two more power play goals
Leading the American Hockey League in power play percentage (24.4 percent), the Barons scored two more power play goals in Monday's 5-2 win over the Texas Stars.
Eberle scored with the man advantage at the end of the first period. Jordan Schultz added a power-play goal midway through the second period. OKC has scored 34 power play goals in 31 games.
Bringing in the New Year
If players stayed up to welcome in the New Year, they got little sleep. The Barons had an early morning flight scheduled to Houston where they'll open a four-game road trip Tuesday at 5:05 p.m.
“I'll try to last until 11 which is midnight back home and then go to bed,” said goaltender Yann Danis, from Canada.
The road trip continues with games in Grand Rapids (Friday), Milwaukee (Saturday) and Chicago (Sunday).
Oil spills ...
Defenseman Martin Marincin is third on the team with a plus-8 rating, trailing only Eberle (plus-16) and Schultz (plus-15) ... Tough man Erick Lizon, a former OKC Blazer who was signed by the Barons last week from Wichita in the CHL, needed only three games to get involved in his first fight. And his second. Lizon squared off with Luke Gazdic in the first and second periods ... The Barons have owned a lead or been tied after the first period in their last 15 games. OKC is 8-5-2 in those games ... The Barons final goal was an empty netter by team captain Josh Green.