The OKC Barons were defeated by the Milwaukee Admirals yesterday afternoon 2-3. The OKC Barons shots on goal for the night could well be a record of some sort. The Barons had 2 shots on goal in the first period against 14 for the Admirals, and only 2 again in the second period against 6 shots by the Admirals.
Thirty seconds into the game Philippe Cornet scored a bizarre first goal (possibly a bounce off a stanchion?), with assists by Alex Plante and Ryan Lowery. After that the game turned in the Admirals favor as Mark Van Guilder scored at 8:33 into the first with assists from Ryan Flynn and Tyler Sloan. A short time later at 9:52 while on a powerplay, the Admirals scored again with a goal by Juuso Puustinen, with assists by Ryan Ellis and Roman Josi. Later in the same period, the Admirals scored their third goal at 13:47 with a goal by Kyle Wilson.
The Barons came on much stronger in the third period, putting 13 shots on goal compared to the Admirals 9. Near the end of the third period the Barons scored with a goal once again by Philippe Cornet at 15:22 with assists by Taylor Chorney and Alex Plante.
Admirals goaltender Jeremy Smith saved 15 shots on goal and David LeNeveu saved 26 shots.
Scratches for the Game: Motin, Hamilton, Helmer (healthy); Lord, Tyrvainen and Green (injured).
David LeNeveu in net.
Lines for the game: LW-C-RW
Wednesday night the OKC Barons face the Rockford Icehogs and will return to Oklahoma City for two back-to-back games against the Abbotsford Heat on Friday and Saturday.