Oklahoma City (28-10-5), a 3-1 winner on Thursday night, never led Friday’s game. Trevor Carrick gave Charlotte a 1-0 lead 4:27 into the second period, and then Zach Boychuk and Brody Sutter sandwiched power-play scores around a goal from Oklahoma City’s Kellen Jones.
Oklahoma City improved its league-best record to 28-9-5 after coming back from a 1-0 deficit. Andrew Miller, Brad Hunt and Travis Ewanyk all scored within an eight-minute span of the second period. That was enough for goaltender Richard Bachman, who made 16 saves over the final two periods.
“Guys have always played hard for Todd,” Scott said. “Sometimes a change, a new coach, can make a big difference. The team has been coming together under Nelly. They’re getting more wins and playing a more competitive brand of hockey.”
The American Hockey League’s top scorer the past month, Andrew Miller scored a goal and added an assist, and rookie Bogdan Yakimov scored two goals to lead the Barons to a 5-2 win over the Texas Stars on Saturday night in front of 5,542 fans at the Cox Convention Center.
The Barons are fourth in the American Hockey League in power play percentage (21.7), but the high ranking has been bolstered by Oklahoma City scoring at least one power-play goal in 14 of its first 15 games to start the season.
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Miller’s 12th goal gave Oklahoma City its 10th win in overtime, which is one short of tying the AHL single-season record set in 2002-03 by the Chicago Wolves. The Barons, who top the Western Division and Western Conference in standings points, improved to 24-8-4.
Oklahoma City Barons team captain Anton Lander and defenseman Brad Hunt have been named to the American Hockey League’s Western Conference All-Star team. The AHL All-Star Game weekend is Jan. 25-26 in Utica.