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Friday, November 12, 2010

Barons Game 17 Preview; Wolves III

Away: Chicago Wolves (6-7-1); Last game: 3-2 Loss vs. Texas
Home: Oklahoma City Barons (9-6-1); Last game: 6-3 Loss vs. San Antonio

Quick News and Notes
-This is the third of 8 meetings between the two teams.
-The series is tied at 1-1-0 for both teams.
-The Barons won the last game 4-1 in Chicago.
-Giroux has 2 goals and 1 assist against Chicago this season.
-Gerber has a 1.51 GAA and a .954 Save % against Chicago this season.
-Omark is tied for 4th in the league in points with 18. Michal Repik of Rochester leads the league with 21.
-Belle leads all defensemen in the league with 14 points.
-Darren Haydar(20) leads the Wolves with 14 points. Jason Krog(10) is next with 12.
-Barons PP: 18th in the league - 16/97 (16.5%); Barons PK: 2nd in the league - 76/84 (90.5%)
-Wolves PP: 4th in the league - 14/60 (23.3%); Wolves PK: 28th in the league - 41/69 (73.9%)

After Tuesday's horribly refereed game, the Barons look to rebound and get back on the winning track. After giving up 6 goals in each of the last two games, the goalies and the defense are really going to need to step it up and prevent that from happening again. Omark should be receiving his AHL/Reebok Player of the Week award tonight. The team has a whole week off after tonight, going into it with a win would be a great way to start it off. The puck drop is at 6:05 CDT/5:05 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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