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.
Defenseman Jordan Oesterle scored the game-winner with two minutes left on a shot from the point that clanked off the crossbar and ricocheted off the back of Lake Erie goaltender Calvin Pickard. The Barons (29-10-5) won their 11th game in overtime, tying the American Hockey League record for most...
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.”