Barons blanked in San Antonio
Oklahoma City outshoots San Antonio 27-24 but falls by a score of 2-0
The San Antonio Rampage scored two power play goals -- one in the second period and one in the third period to defeat the Oklahoma City Barons by a score of 2-0 on Sunday.
The top line today was Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jordan Eberle. The other three lines for OKC were Hartikainen-Arcobello-Paajarvi, Byers-VandeVelde-Hamilton and Tyrvainen-House-Abney.
Martin Marincin took a holding penalty nearly four minutes into the game, putting the Barons down a man early in the opening frame.
The Barons were able to kill off the penalty and then received a man advantage of their own at the 8:32 mark. As Justin Schultz entered the Rampage zone, Greg Rallo hacked him down and received two for slashing as a result.
OKC's top power play unit consisted of Eberle and Schultz on the point with Hall and Nugent-Hopkins down low plus Dane Byers in front of the net.
Paajarvi nearly opened the scoring with time winding down in the penalty. A wraparound attempt just missed the mark.
Shots on goal after one period were 10-8 for the Barons.
Schultz nearly opened the scoring near the midway point of the second period. He took a feed from Nugent-Hopkins and drove towards the net. However, his backhand attempt just missed the mark.
Colten Teubert was sent off for two minutes near the 11-minute mark of the middle frame to give the Rampage another power play.
This time, the Rampage didn't miss the opportunity. Alex Petrovic pinched in and grabbed a pass before firing it glove side to make it 1-0 San Antonio.
Shots on goal after two periods were 19 to 15 for the Barons.
On a Barons power play early in the final frame, Rampage goaltender Dov Grumet-Morris made a great save off Eberle as OKC tried to get the equalizer.
Oklahoma City got yet another power play, testing San Antonio's top-five PK just before the midway point of the period. To shake things up, they put Hartikainen on the top unit replaying Byers. Eberle was still on the point. However, that unit couldn't get it done and neither could the second unit with Marincin and Fedun on the point with Arcobello, Paajarvi and VandeVelde up front.
A late third-period penalty to Marincin resulted in the Rampage getting an insurance marker. Andre Deveaux deflected it in front for the marker to make it a 2-0 game.