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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Barons Game 16 Preview; Take The Bull by The Horns

Away: San Antonio Rampage (8-4-1); Last game: 4-1 Loss vs. Abbotsford
Home: Oklahoma City Barons (9-5-1); Last game: 7-6 SO Win vs. Toronto

Quick News and Notes
-This is the Barons fourth game in 5 nights.
-This is the second of 10 meetings between the two teams.
-San Antonio won the last meeting 4-1.
-Liam Reddox was the lone Barons goal scorer in that game.
-I'm sure everyone is aware of this now; Linus Omark leads the team with 17 points. Giroux is second with 15. Moran, Reddox, and Belle are next with 13 apiece.
-Omark is tied for 5th in the league in points. Michal Repik of Rochester leads with 19.
-Belle continues to lead the team in assists with 12.
-The Barons are 7-3-0 in their last 10 games. The Rampage are 7-2-1.
-Barons PP: 20th in the league - 15/93 (16.1%); Rampage PP: 7th in the league - 13/62 (21.0%)
-Barons PK: 1st in the league - 70/76 (92.1%); Rampage PK: 25th in the league - 46/59 (78.0%)

Players to watch
OKC: Omark-O'Marra-Reddox. Need I say more?
SA: Tim Stapleton(23) scored twice in their last game against the Barons. Mathieu Beaudoin(26) leads the Rampage with 14 points.

The Barons game on Sunday against the Marlies just about gave me a heart attack. That will be one of the best hockey moments I remember seeing in my lifetime. It's awesome that I was able to be there in person. We'll see if Omark is able to continue his scoring ways tonight. I'm not expecting another 5 goal game at all, but I definitely would not complain one bit if he decided to have another one. Hopefully the other lines decide to start scoring tonight too. JF Jacques will be playing tonight. No word on who will be in net tonight. The puck drop is at 7:05 CDT/6:05 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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