IN-GAME BLOG: Barons vs. Rampage #2
Minute-by-minute updates from Oklahoma City versus San Antonio
20:00: The third period is now underway. Oklahoma City starts the period on the power play after Nolan Yonkman had an infraction late in the second.
19:08: Eberle gets his stick on the puck following a pass off the half-boards from Arcobello. Eberle is planted right in the slot for the redirection. The hat trick is the Barons' first since April 8, 2011. There have been 27 two-goal games in between that time. | OKC 4, SA 2
14:26: Alex Plante takes a tripping penalty.
7:31: Rampage pull back to within a goal. The puck bounces wildly around the front of the net following a point shot from Robak that was deflected by Eric Selleck. With Roy out of position, Jon Sim is right there to put home the rebound and score a hat trick goal of his own. | OKC 4, SA 3
4.7: Jordan Eberle scores an empty netter right at the end of the game to clinch the victory. | OKC 5, SA 3
20:00: The second period is now underway with the Barons on the power play.
18:20: Martin Marincin takes a tripping penalty to put San Antonio back on the man advantage.
11:05: Jordan Eberle blazes into the San Antonio zone and fires a shot top shelf glove side past Grumet-Morris to give OKC the lead. | OKC 2, SA 1
8:59: After Teemu Hartikainen misses a hit on Petrovic on the end boards in the Rampage zone, Petrovic comes back and takes a hack at the Finnish winger. The result is two minutes in the box for the San Antonio defenceman.
5:50: Martin Marincin fires the puck over the glass from his own zone and receives a delay-of-game penalty.
5:50: After the TV timeout, Colby Robak receives a 10-minute misconduct and Petrovic gets two for unsportmanlike conduct. The end result is a four-on-four situation.
5:34: Taylor Hall skates in on a clear-cut breakaway and attempts a shot from the top of the crease but is denied by Grumet-Morris.
4:43: Arcobello takes a drop pass from Eberle then fires a pass back to Eberle as the winger drives to the net. Eberle makes no mistake, firing it in for the goal. | OKC 3, SA 1
51.8: Alex Plante takes a cross-checking penalty to give San Antonio a power play.
40.8: A wild scramble in front sees the puck eventually get pushed under Roy by Sim for his second of the game. | OKC 3, SA 2
0.0: Shots on goal after two were 17 to 14 for San Antonio.
20:00: Tonight's game is now underway.
16:34: San Antonio strikes for the first goal of the game. Jon Sim fires the puck past Olivier Roy to give the Rampage an early 1-0 lead. | SA 1, OKC 0
14:11: Jonathan Hazen hammers Alex Plante and the Rampage receive a penalty as a result, putting Oklahoma City on their first power play of the game.
11:07: The Barons' Chris VandeVelde takes a penalty to give the Rampage their first man advantage of the evening.
9:09: As Coach Nelson tries some different line combinations coming off the power play, Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle see a shift together with Arcobello at centre.
3:10: Ryan Martindale trips up Howden at the blueline to put the Rampage back on the power play late in the period.
2:47: Some hard forechecking by VandeVelde on the PK forces the Rampage to take a hooking penalty as Mottau goes off to create an extended four-on-four situation.
1:07: With a few seconds left in the Mottau penalty and Martindale just out of the box, the Barons worked a nice passing play that resulted in Justin Schultz scoring to tie the game up. Marincin made a nice pass, threading it over to Eberle who found Arcobello who then dished it to Schultz who fired it in from the slot. After the goal, teddy bears littered the ice with it being Teddy Bear Toss Night in OKC. With the delay, they ended the period early and will play the remaining 1:07 after the intermission. | OKC 1, SA 1
1:07: The two sides return to the ice following a 17-minute intermission.
0:38: Jon Sim takes a holding penalty to put the Barons on the power play.
0:00: The horn sounds to end the first period. Shots on goal are 10 to 6 for San Antonio.
The Oklahoma City Barons face the San Antonio Rampage tonight. We'll be updating the action from the game as it happens. We'll also be adding photos, videos from big plays and more throughout the game.
The Barons have shaken up the lineup, most likely due to the three-in-three situation and a game in Houston tomorrow. Ryan Martindale and Tanner House make their way back into the lineup after lengthy absences due to injury. Marincin also draws back in with Taylor Fedun a healthy scratch on defence. Olivier Roy is also getting the start in goal.
Line Combinations (and defence pairings) for the Barons:
Hamilton - Arcobello - Eberle
Hall - Lander - Paajarvi
Maritndale - Green - Hartikainen
Byers - VandeVelde - House
Deck - Schultz
Marincin - Teubert
Plante - Henry