Oklahoma City's Steve MacIntyre saw his night end early after he was assessed major and game-misconduct penalties for butt-ending just six minutes into the second period.
The Stars capitalized on the power play, scoring four minutes later to take a 3-2 lead and eventually scoring the game's final five goals en route to an easy 7-2 win.
“I watched it on tape, and I'm not sure,” said Barons coach Todd Nelson. “I couldn't really see it all that well, but they called it and at that time we were going pretty good.”
Despite playing in just five games with the Barons, MacIntyre is now fourth on the team with a total of 30 penalty minutes. He arrived on loan from Edmonton on Nov. 22.
PICKARD GETS FIRST ACTION
After being recalled from ECHL Bakersfield (Calif.) on Tuesday, goaltender Chet Pickard made his Barons debut on Saturday night.
Pickard replaced Richard Bachman and played the entire third period. His debut makes him the Barons' eighth netminder to appear in a game this season.
“It was just one period and Texas had kind of let off the gas a bit,” Nelson said. “I thought Richard had enough work already and it gave us a chance to look at Chet and maybe spark our team making a goalie change. Right now, I don't have any opinion on (Pickard) one way or another because I haven't seen enough.”
HUNT NEW ASSIST LEADER
Brad Hunt took over as the Barons' leading assist man with his first-period assist on a Ryan Martinsdale goal.
Hunt now has 12 on the season, breaking a tie with Andrew Miller and Taylor Fedun at 11.
Linus Omark previously led the Barons with 15 assists but was traded to the Buffalo Sabres earlier this week.
The Barons will receive three days off from practices and games for Christmas before going on the road to take on the Abbotsford Heat for a set of back-to-back games next Friday and Saturday.
The Heat (20-9-1-1) currently lead the West Division, and the two teams have split in four games this season.