Oklahoma City Barons notebook: Barons finally get a shootout win

Magnus Paajarvi, Jordan Eberle score goals in the best-of-5 overtime session. Goaltender Olivier Roy stops four of five shots to get the win.
by Michael Baldwin Published: December 28, 2012
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photo - Taylor Hall of the Oklahoma City Barons tries to get around Greg Rallo of the San Antonio Rampage as Jacob Markstrom guards the goal during an AHL hockey game at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Taylor Hall of the Oklahoma City Barons tries to get around Greg Rallo of the San Antonio Rampage as Jacob Markstrom guards the goal during an AHL hockey game at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

The Barons were 0-3 in shootouts before ending the drought with a 3-2 win over San Antonio Friday night at the Cox Convention Center.

In Oklahoma City's three shootout losses, all against Houston, the Barons skaters were a combined 2-of-14.

In Friday's win, Magnus Paajarvi opened the shootout with a goal. Jordan Eberle, who had been 0-of-3 in shootouts, deked Rampage goalie Jacob Markstrom several times to score the game winner.

“I tried to stick handle the crap out of the puck to try and confuse him,” Eberle said. “I think most goalies think I'm going to go with my backhand now. I kind of faked it and he bit. It was nice to see an open cage.”

ROY COLLECTS A WIN

Barons backup goaltender Olivier Roy stopped four of five shots in overtime to even his record at 4-4. Roy recorded a season-high 32 saves and stuffed San Antonio's Jon Sim, Jonathan Hazen and Drew Shore in overtime. The Rampage's Jon Rheault shot wide.


by Michael Baldwin
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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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