Oklahoma City Barons: Yann Danis, Mark Arcobello lead Barons to overtime victory

Oklahoma City and Milwaukee play again 7 p.m. Saturday at the Cox Center.
by Michael Baldwin Published: November 16, 2012

Forty-four shots on goal were the most against the Barons this season, the sixth time Danis has faced 31 or more shots.

“The goals he's been giving up, very rarely do you think, ‘I think he could have had that,'” said OKC defenseman Taylor Fedun, who scored his first professional goal to tie the game 1-1. “We need to give him a little more help. Today, they had a lot of shots on net, but a lot of them were from the perimeter.”

Danis notched a 2.24 goals against average last season. His GAA has been above 3.00 most of this season. Nelson said much of that can be attributed to an inconsistent defense.

“We were exchanging too many chances early in the year and were exposing both our goalies,” Nelson said. “We need to play well in front of him. Sometimes Yann has to make a big save for us to win. That's what he did tonight.”

The Admirals (6-6-1) took a 1-0 lead early in the second period when the Barons failed to clear the puck out of the crease. Milwaukee center Austin Watson flipped the puck over Danis, who had dropped to his knees to make a save.

It would be the Admirals' only goal against Danis, a 31-year-old veteran on a young team.

“I felt great the whole game,” Danis said. “They got a lot of shots, but compared to previous games, not too many back-doors. Guys did a great job all night clearing in front of the net. If I can see it most of the time I'm going to stop it.”

by Michael Baldwin
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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