Oklahoma City came into this evening's contest looking to avoid an 0-3 uphill climb as the AHL's North Division Semi-Final series continued between the Barons and Bulldogs. Scoreless through 40 minutes, both teams continued to pepper the opposing goaltender in search of the ice-breaker.
Goaltending was the story as the Bulldogs had established a commanding 2-0 series lead prior to tonight. Hamilton netminder Drew MacIntyre stood tall once again, but the hometown Barons continued to press.
Third period goals by Colin McDonald and Alex Giroux, in addition to 26 saves by Martin Gerber propelled Oklahoma City to a well-earned 2-0 victory over the visiting Bulldogs. In doing so, Hamilton's series lead has been sliced, narrowing the gap to 2-1.
With momentum now on the side of the Barons, Games 4 and 5 will be played at Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City this Wednesday and Friday.
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