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Friday, December 3, 2010

Barons Game 24 Preview; Moose Hunt Commence

Away: Oklahoma City Barons (13-8-2), 4th in the Western Division; Last Game: 5-2 Loss to Texas
Home: Manitoba Moose (11-7-3), 5th in the Northern Division; Last Game: 6-3 Loss to Milwaukee

Quick News and Notes
-This is the first of 4 meetings between the two teams this year.
-The Moose and the Barons are both coming off of 2 game losing streaks.
-Martin Gerber is returning from his stint in Edmonton. He should be the starter tonight.
-JDD started 6 straight games for the Barons going 3-2-0-1. He was pulled after the 1st period in their last game against Texas after letting in 3 goals.
-Belle is tied for 7th in points among defensemen with 15. Petry is tied for 11th with 14.
-Omark is tied for 11th in points overall with 23.
-Hartikainen is tied for 1st in PP goals among rookies with 5.
-Reddox is tied for 1st in SH goals overall with 3.
-OKC PP: 24/131 (18.3%) 13th in the league; MTB PP: 15/117 (12.8%) 27th in the league.
-OKC PK: 99/112 (88.4%) 3rd in the league; MTB PK: 80/95 (84.2%) 10th in the league.

The Barons look to come back to end their losing streak after a split with Lake Erie and a loss in Texas. Ryan O'Marra has stayed out of the lineup the last few games and still remains questionable. Petiot continues to be injured from his lower body injury. OKC fans may remember the Moose. Sebastien Centomo was called up to the Moose a couple times when he played for the Blazers. Alexandre Giroux continues to try to break out of his scoring slump. Puck drop is at 7:30. The game will be broadcast on 96.1 KXY. As always, you can follow myself(@AHLBarons) and Scott(@OilFieldHockey) as we tweet about the game.

-Written by Eric Rodgers-

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