IN-GAME BLOG: Griffins at Barons - Game 5
Minute-by-minute updates from OKC's home game against Grand Rapids
The Barons dropped Game 4 to Grand Rapids by a score of 4-0, resulting in the series getting tied 2-2. Today there are no lineup changes for the Barons.
We'll have live minute-to-minute updates as the game goes on, including highlights of each goal and photos.
Line Combinations (and defence pairings) for the Barons:
Philippe Cornet - Mark Arcobello - Jonathan Cheechoo
Toni Rajala - CJ Stretch - Teemu Hartikainen
Josh Green - Chris VandeVelde - Tyler Pitlick
Ben Eager - Ryan Martindale - Antti Tyrvainen
Martin Marincin - Taylor Fedun
Brandon Davidson - Garrett Stafford
Randy Jones - Andrew Hotham
20:00: Today's game is now underway.
15:17: Gustav Nyquist and Tomas Tatar skate in on a two-on-one. Nyquist tries a pass across the slot but Taylor Fedun does a great job breaking it up.
10:40: Shots on goal near the midway point of the opening frame was 5-1 for Oklahoma City.
9:22: Ben Eager knocked down a Griffins player behind the Grand Rapids net and as a result, received two minutes for boarding, giving the Griffins their first power play.
8:49: Tatar narrowly misses on a wide-open net in what was the best chance of the man advantage for the Griffins.
7:19: Francis Pare catches Mark Arcobello with a high stick just as the penalty had expired, putting Oklahoma City on their first power play.
23.1: Jonathan Cheechoo and Brian Lashoff engage in some pushing and shoving behind the Griffins net and the result is both players going off for two minutes.
0:00: Shots on goal were 10 to 5 for the Barons after 20 minutes.
20:00: Puck has dropped for period two.
19:03: Nyquist goes down with an injury after colliding with Fedun and Chris VandeVelde and needs to be helped off the ice. He heads to the Griffins dressing room.
16:00: Tyrvainen gets two minutes for hooking to put Grand Rapids on the power play.
12:45: Coincidental minors to Teemu Hartikainen and Tomas Jurco puts both teams in a four-on-four situation once again. Nyquist is back on the ice for the Griffins.
9:51: Glendening takes a penalty to put the Barons on the power play for the first time in period two.
6:32: Ryan Martindale is robbed on a point-blank scoring chance by Mrazek from the right side of the net and moments later he gets into a scrap with Landon Ferraro.
4:47: Jurco gets in behind the Barons defence and scores on the breakaway to net the game's first goal. | GR 1, OKC 0
4:04: Lashoff gets two for interference, giving the Barons a power play opportunity to tie the game up.
2:48: While shorthanded, Andersson slap passes it to Callahan who redirects the puck in and doubles the Griffins lead. | GR 2, OKC 0
1:32: Ben Eager heads to the box for interference.
32.7: Tatar rifles a shot top corner from the high slot for the power play. | GR 3, OKC 0
0:00: Shots on goal were 22 to 19 for Oklahoma City after 40 minutes.
20:00: Puck has dropped for period three.
17:39: Ben Eager is sent to the box for tripping. His third minor of the game.
16:13: Tatar gets four minutes for spearing, while Arcobello gets two for slashing. The result is both teams playing four-on-four.
6:58: Penalties to Adam Almquist and Brennan Evans five seconds apart give the Barons an extended five-on-three.
0:00: Final shot count for the game is 37 to 25 for the Barons.