Barons sink Admirals in overtime
Yann Danis stops 43 of 44 shots for the victory
Mark Arcobello scored with 1:42 remaining in overtime to give the Oklahoma City Barons a 2-1 win over the Milwaukee Admirals.
Taylor Fedun scored the Barons' other goal and Yann Danis stopped 43 of 44 shots for the win.
The Barons took the game's first penalty 3:18 into the game, Jordan Henry sent off for interference.
A minute into the Milwaukee power play, Colten Teubert dropped the gloves with Michael Latta. Teubert slipped and fell down early, making for a very short bout.
Just past the midway point, the Barons held a territorial edge but were having trouble getting the puck to the net, with only three shots through the first 12 minutes of the period.
With 6:03 to play in the period, Antti Tyrvainen collided with Kevin Henderson at the blueline of the Barons zone. Immediately after, Mark Van Guilder dropped the gloves and went after the OKC forward. The result of the play was a two minute interference penalty to Tyrvainen and five for fighting to both Tyrvainen and Van Guilder.
Henderson went to the dressing room for medical assistance about 90 seconds into the Admirals power play.
After one period, the game was scoreless with the shot count at 9-7 for Milwaukee.
Miwaukee struck for the game's first goal only 1:05 into the second period. Gabriel Bourque got a shot on net that was stopped by Danis. Austin Watson was perched at the crease, however, as his second effort made it up and over Danis' left pad and barely across the line.
Just over five minutes into the period, Oklahoma City received its first power play after Juuso Puustinen took an interference penalty. The man advantage was a disaster with the three best scoring chances all going to Milwaukee, including a clear-cut breakaway for Puustinen after he came out of the penalty box that went off the post.
At the end of the power play, Taylor Hall dropped the gloves with Joonas Jarvinen in front of the Barons bench. It was a short skirmish that ended quickly with few punches thrown. Hartikainen was also in the mix. The result was that Hall didn't even get penalized. Jarvinen and Hartikainen each received two for unsportsmanlike and two for roughing.
Tempers continued to flare between the two sides near the midway point of the period. Plante dropped the gloves with Jani Lajunen after pulling the Finnish forward out of a skirmish.
After failing on a couple more power plays, the Barons finally got some results playing four-on-four. Taylor Fedun teed up a shot from the left point that beat a screened Jeremy Smith and tied the game at 1-1.
A wild bounce saw the puck cross the line during a scramble in front of the Barons net. The goal went to video review and it was ruled that the whistle went before it went in.
After 40 minutes, shots on goal were 23 to 18 in favour of the Admirals.
Milwaukee carried the play for the majority of the period, outshooting the Barons 12-4 through the first 13 minutes of the final frame.
With 6:02 to go in the third, Jarvinen took an interference penalty, giving Oklahoma City a chance to score the go-ahead goal on the power play. The Barons generated one shot on goal during the two minutes and spent a lot of the time in the Admirals zone but could not score.
With 3:31 to play, Taylor Beck was crushed heavily into the end boards by Alex Plante. Plante received five minutes for boarding and a game misconduct. A stretcher had to come out and take Beck off the ice.
The third period came to an end, with the shot count 41 to 24 for Milwaukee.
The Barons started overtime still down a man. Milwaukee had a four-on-three power play for the first 1:29 of the extra frame.
OKC was able to kill off the penalty, allowing two more shots in the period's opening 90 seconds.
With two minutes to play in OT, Smith made a great stop for Milwaukee off the stick of Schultz as he tried to go glove after a nice rush up the ice by him and Eberle.
On the next shift, Mark Arcobello put home a goal in the slot to give the Barons the win. The goal came off a beauty slap pass from Martin Marincin, who fooled everyone before putting the puck on Arcobello's stick.