Oklahoma City Barons rout Texas Stars

by Scott Munn Published: December 22, 2012

“Before last night (Friday), I didn't have these here,” said Nelson, pulling on a couple of gray hairs in his goatee. “We have been up and down. We weren't ready to compete Friday night, then tonight, everyone contributed. You don't expect a four-goal first period like we had tonight. That first goal by Schultz helped us early. We got a lot of confidence after that.”

Schultz's first goal came just 3:34 into the game. The second, about nine minutes later, gave him 16 this season.

“We worked a lot harder tonight,” the rookie defenseman said. “I think it was one of our better games all year. After last night (Friday), we had to take a good look in the mirror, look at the film and see what we did wrong. The boys are happy to get that win.”

Tyler Pitlick and Mark Arcobello added goals in the second and third periods, respectively, for Oklahoma City. Reilly Smith scored both Texas goals, one even strength and the other on the power play. The latter drew the Stars (15-9-4) within 5-2.

“It just comes down to hard work,” Nelson said. “The skill guys — it doesn't matter how much talent you have on your team. Everybody did not come out and have a good night on Friday. Tonight, everyone came out and had a good night.”

by Scott Munn
Sports Assistant Editor
Scott Munn joined The Oklahoman/Oklahoma City Times sports staffs in October 1982. He spent a year as a formcharter, three years on the desk and 16 as a reporter. Scott has spent the last nine years as an evening assistant sports editor. Scott's...
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