Oklahoma City went 0-for-4 on the power play Saturday night in a 4-0 loss to Grand Rapids in Game 4 of the American Hockey League Western Conference finals.
In the series the Barons are 6.7 percent with the man advantage (1-of-15).
“We just need to bury some of our chances,” said coach Todd Nelson. “Marty Marincin missed a wide-open net on the second power play. If we weren't getting chances I'd be somewhat disturbed. But we're getting some chances. We just have to bear down on them.”
GREEN INTERVIEWED BY ESPN
After Friday night's game was postponed because of flooding issues at the Cox Convention Center, Barons team captain Josh Green was interviewed live by ESPN. Green's tweet that attached a photo of the flooded locker room was shown on the Today Show, ABC News and Nightline.
CLEANUP CREW GETS ARENA READY
Game 4 originally was scheduled Friday night but was postponed after heavy rainfall created flooding issues on the east side of the arena. At one point during the delay, water was pouring through the radio booth, spewing down the upper deck steps toward the lower bowl.
The east concourse, the Barons' locker room and weight room were all flooded. Paul David Emergency Services of Norman removed all the water and used fans to dry out wet areas.
SYRACUSE IN AHL FINALS
Syracuse has won the Eastern Conference finals and will host Games 1 & 2 of the American Hockey League finals this weekend. The Crunch, the Tampa Bay Lightning's Triple-A affiliate, is 11-1 in the playoffs. Syracuse has outscored opponents by 31 goals (54-23).
If Oklahoma City wins its series the Barons would host Games 3, 4 and 5 next week, probably on June 13 (Wednesday), June 15 (Friday) and June 16 (Saturday).
Barons forward Anton Lander, sidelined with a knee injury since Game 3 of the Texas series three weeks ago, will make the trip to Grand Rapids. Lander hasn't been ruled out for the final two games of the series. Lander spent much of the season with Edmonton but was reassigned after the Oilers' regular season ended. ... Forward Tanner House, who suffered a concussion in Game 3, didn't suit out and was replaced on the fourth line by Ryan Martindale. House won't make the trip to Grand Rapids. Triston Grant, who applied the hit that knocked House unconscious, did not receive a suspension and played in Game 4. ... C.J. Stretch had a goal disallowed late in the second period for kicking the puck in.