OKC Barons Down Toronto 3-1

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 4:13 pm
By: News 9

The Oklahoma City Barons won their fifth-straight game with a 3-1 win over the Toronto Marlies 3-1 Tuesday in their annual Field Trip Day matinee.

More than 2,500 students were on hand for Tuesday's game which got started with some big defense in the first as OKC killed a pair of power plays and stopped all 12 of Toronto's shots.

The Marlies got on the board with 14:12 to go in the second thanks to Simon Gysbers for a 1-0 score.

The Barons responded with 1:15 remaining on a goal by Teemu Hartikainen who took a behind-the-net pass from Linus Omark to tie the game at 1-1.

OKC took the 2-1 advantage halfway through the third on a goal by Triston Grant. Alex Plante's shot from the point bounded off the endboards just to the left of Toronto goaltender Mark Owuya, but Grant kept the play alive and poked the puck between Owouya's left skate and the left post.

With just over a minute left in the game OKC scored on an empty-net shot by Hunter Tremblay to take the 3-1 win.

The Barons improved to 9-2-0-1 with their season-best fifth-straight win while Toronto dropped to 6-5-2-0.

Yann Danis picked up his sixth win in his past seven starts defending the goal for OKC, stopping 27 of the 28 shots he faced. For Toronto, goalie Mark Owuya saved 22 of 24 shots.

Oklahoma City played shorthanded throughout the matinee matchup, totaling 37 penalty minutes, the third most in franchise history.

Oklahoma City's next game is Friday Nov. 11 against the Charlotte Checkers at 7 p.m.