Oklahoma City (37-21-8) is winless in its last five games, although the previously short-handed Barons added wingers David Ling, Jason Pitton and Brett Lyon to an injury-depleated roster. Ling made an immediate impact, scoring the first goal of the game 7:06 into the first period.
Ty Rattie had a goal and assist to lead Chicago to its second win in as many days against the Barons, who had only 15 available skaters before the game and 14 afterward due to another injury. Rattie also scored the game-winning goal Saturday night as the Wolves beat Oklahoma City 2-1 in overtime.
Since the game went into OT, Oklahoma City (37-19-7) picked up a standings point, which means it remains atop the Western Division. San Antonio (37-20-6) received two points on Friday night but is still one point behind Oklahoma City.
Less than 24 hours after committing a slashing penalty that ultimately led to an Oklahoma City Barons loss, Curtis Hamilton set the tone in a Sunday afternoon game that led to a 6-1 rout of the Charlotte Checkers before 2,652 fans at the Cox Center.
By Scott Munn, Assistant Sports Editor | Published: Fri, Mar 13, 2015
Also-ran Charlotte took advantage of a late penalty as Zach Boycuk put a shot over goaltender Laurent Brossoit with 1.6 seconds left in the game, and the Checkers beat the Barons 2-1 before 2,999 fans on Saturday night.
With the American Hockey League regular season winding down and the playoffs just a month away, the addition of physical forwards Brad Winchester and Akim Aliu will give Oklahoma City some security in case of more injuries and personnel shifts by the parent Edmonton Oilers.
By Scott Munn, Assistant Sports Editor | Published: Tue, Mar 10, 2015
The second-year pro was one of a dozen Barons to tally a point Tuesday night — with Schaber notching his first career AHL goal — in a 5-1 whipping of the Milwaukee Admirals before 2,309 fans at the Cox Convention Center.
Oklahoma City wrapped up a three-game road trip by snapping a two-game skid in which it was outscored a combined 12-2 by Grand Rapids and Rockford. On Sunday, it was the Barons’ turn for a favorable rout as C.J. Stretch, Andrew Miller, Jason Williams and Kellen Jones each had two points.
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.