Teemu Pulkkinen, who was sent down Tuesday by the Detroit Red Wings, had a hat trick to lead the Grand Rapids Griffins to a 7-1 American Hockey League rout of Oklahoma City before 6,306 fans inside Van Andel Arena.
Oklahoma City (33-14-6) is seven standings points ahead of the Rampage (30-18-5) in the American Hockey League’s Western Division, and two regulation wins by the Barons can put some distance between the first- and second-place teams.
By Scott Munn, Assistant Sports Editor | Published: Tue, Feb 24, 2015
Andrew Miller put a shot off the pad of goaltender Jussi Rynnas with 3:27 left in overtime, and the Barons came back to beat the Texas Stars 3-2 in an American Hockey League game before 1,905 diehard fans on a cold night in Oklahoma City.
By Scott Munn, Asst. Sports Editor | Published: Sat, Feb 21, 2015
The Oklahoma City Barons have shown in February that they are mortal. Adirondack, a team in danger of not even making the postseason, proved that Saturday night by beating Oklahoma City 3-1 before 4,221 fans at the Cox Convention Center.
Yakimov’s seventh goal of the season helped Oklahoma City (32-13-6) maintain the No. 1 spot in the Western Conference. Matthew Ford, who was not expected to play this weekend due to injury, forced OT with his 14th goal of the year with 49 seconds left in regulation
Brossoit is 15-9-2 with a 2.55 goals against average and will be the No. 1 guy in net in the foreseeable future, too, with Richard Bachman remaining with the parent Edmonton Oilers. Bachman’s stay with the NHL club was extended this week after Viktor Fasth suffered a knee injury during a shootout...
Oklahoma City notched its league-best 30th victory of the season after holding off Texas for the final 44 seconds of regulation. The defending AHL champion Stars (20-16-11) had already dominated the third period as it was, and then they pulled goaltender Jussi Rynnas for an extra attacker.