After the missed opportunity, Houston scored with 1:09 remaining to close to within 4-3.
EBERLE STILL LEADS AHL IN SCORING
How dominant was Jordan Eberle during his three months with the Barons?
Despite returning to Edmonton seven weeks ago after the NHL lockout ended, Eberle still leads the AHL in scoring (51 points).
Three players are tied for second in points with 48 — Tyler Johnson of Syracuse, Jonathan Audy-Marchessault of Springfield and former Barons defenseman Justin Schultz.
OIL SPILLS ...
Forward Kristians Pelss suffered an undisclosed injury and didn't make the road trip to Houston. ... Enforcer Erick Lizon, signed two days after Christmas from Wichita in the CHL, was involved in his fourth fight in 16 games with the Barons. ... A second period power-play goal ended OKC's 0-for-11 slump with the man advantage. ... Making his first start in two weeks, goaltender Yann Danis improved to 15-12-3 but was fortunate Houston scored only twice on five Aero shots that hit the post.
By Mike Baldwin