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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Barons Game 15 Preview; Marlies Series Finale

Away: Toronto Marlies (4-6-1(SO)); Last game: 3-0 Win vs. Texas
Home: Oklahoma City Barons (8-5-1); Last game: 4-2 Loss vs. Houston

Quick News and Notes
-This is the second and final meeting between the teams this season.
-The Marlies won the last game 5-2.
-The Barons loss last night ended their 5 game win streak.
-This is the Marlies third game of a 10-game road trip.
-Bryan Pitton was in goal for the Barons in the last game between the two; James Reimer for the Marlies.
-Reddox and Omark are the two Barons players that scored in the last game between the two.
-Giroux is leading the team with 14 points. Moran, Omark, and Belle are all next with 12.
-The Barons are 4-2-0 when scoring first.
-The Barons are 2-3-1 when outshooting their opponent, and 6-1-0 when being outshot.
-Barons PP: T-18th in the league - 13/86 (15.1%); Marlies PP: 27th in the league - 5/51 (9.8%)
-Barons PK: 1st in the league - 64/69 (92.8%); Marlies PK: 8th in the league - 40/46 (87.0%)

Players to watch
OKC: I'd expect Gerber to be in net tonight, but they want to get JDD playing, so it could very well be him. Jacques will be back in the lineup tonight.
TOR: Nazem Kadri(13) leads the Marlies with 9 points, 4 of which were in the game against the Barons. Four players behind him are tied at 6 points apiece.

After a pretty disappointing loss last night, the team will be looking to rebound. There's not a whole lot you can fault JDD for last night, the defense didn't show up like they should have. The Barons had no real forecheck whereas the Aeros were forechecking the whole night. Hopefully the Barons make the right adjustments and are able to leave tonight's game with an even season series against the Marlies. The puck drop is at 5:05 CDT/4:05 MDT. The game will be broadcast on 96.1 KXY. As always, you can follow myself(@AHLBarons) and Scott(@OilFieldHockey) as we tweet from the game.

-Written by Eric Rodgers-

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