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Will Saturday's Barons-Houston game be chippy?

By Mike Baldwin Published: November 2, 2012
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The Barons play Houston again Saturday night then travel to San Antonio for a Sunday afternoon game. Edmonton Oilers officials don't want their young stars to play three games in three days, which is why center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, the No. 1 overall pick in 2011, didn't play Friday night.

JEEP LIBERTY GIVEAWAY NIGHT

The Barons are giving away a vehicle at every Saturday home game all season. At Saturday's game, one of 20 final candidates will win a 2013 Jeep Liberty Latitude.

It's also presidential candidate bobblehead giveaway night. The first 3,000 fans receive either a Barack Obama bobblehead holding a hockey stick left handed or a Mitt Romney bobblehead holding a hockey stick right handed.

OIL SPILLS

Defenseman Martin Marincin left with an undisclosed injury in the first period, which forced the Barons to play with five defensemen much of the game. ... For the first time all season the Barons wore their new royal blue jerseys, a throwback look to the Edmonton Oilers' Wayne Gretzky glory days. ... Knowing the Thunder was playing its home opener across Reno Avenue, one woman brought a sign that read: “I'd like to see KD (Kevin Durant) do that.”