Showing posts with label Lake Erie Monsters. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lake Erie Monsters. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Double Dose Tweetcast: Barons v. Monsters and Oilers v. Wild

Welcome to the Double Dose Game Day, LIVE TweetCast of the
Edmonton Oilers vs Minnesota Wild
Oklahoma City Barons vs Lake Erie Monsters.


OKC Barons vs Lake Erie Monsters
6:00pm CST(5PM MST) Start




Listen to game HERE!


Edmonton Oilers vs Minnesota Wild
8:30pm CST(7:30pm MST) Start



Oklahoma City Barons (22-15-2-4) at Lake Erie Monsters (19-19-3-4)
Edmonton Oilers (14-23-7) at Minnesota Wild (22-18-5) 

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Barons Game 6 Preview; Monsters Crawled Back

Away: Lake Erie Monsters (2-1-1); Last game: 3-2 SO Loss vs. San Antonio
Home: Oklahoma City Barons (2-2-1); Last game: 8-2 Win vs. Houston
Quick News and Notes
-This is the second meeting between the teams. The Barons won the first meeting 4-3 after coming back from a 3-0 deficit.
-Brad Moran is coming off of a 5 point weekend(3G, 2A).
-The Barons are 5 for 31 on the PP, and 23 for 25 on the PK.
-The Barons have killed off their last 18 PK.
-The Monsters are 1 for 17 on the PP, and 21 for 24 on the PK.
-Brad Moran is the Barons leading scorer with 6 points. He is tied for 16th in the league.
Players to watch
OKC: Giroux is coming off of a 2 goal game in Houston. Omark is riding a 2 game goal scoring streak. Moran is coming off of his hat trick from Saturday. McDonald, Petry, Vande Velde, Hartikainen, and Reddox also had a goal in Sunday's game.
LEM: Matthew Ford(23) netted a goal in Lake Erie's game on Sunday. He also had an assist in the game against the Barons on Saturday. He also leads his team in scoring.
This will cap off the Barons 4 games in 5 nights trip. Next weekend is going to be a hectic one as well. Friday night at home against San Antonio, then they fly to Toronto for a game Saturday, and then it's off to Hamilton for their televised game on Sunday. It'll be interesting to see if the Barons can keep the momentum going tonight from their huge win on Sunday. As always, you can follow myself(@AHLBarons) and Scott(@OilFieldHockey) as we tweet during the game. The game will be broadcast on AHL Live(which is better now) and by listening on 96.1 KXY.
-Written by Eric Rodgers-

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Barons Game 4 Recap; Barons W-I-N!

Finally, finally, finally, the Barons get a win. After so many failed chances, the Barons were able to score on the PP, score more than one goal in a game, and keep everyone wondering if they would pull it off all the way to the end.

First Period
-God, this period sucked. Just like Friday night, the team started strong and had a couple good chances in the early minutes, but couldn't keep it going. Just over 3 minutes in, Colin McDonald and David Liffiton tried to fight. Liffiton over-commited in his grab and they both tumbled to the ice. No real big hits from either one. The Barons PP woes continued after the Monsters got a Delay of Game penalty and weren't able to convert. Then, to make things worse, after a Hooking call to Mike Carman, the Monsters scored not one, but two shorthanded goals in 1:06. So now, not only could we not score but we were getting scored on. The first goal, I think Gerber could have had. The second, he had his leg extended and Van der Gulik hit it a couple times, but finally was able to lift it over Gerber's leg. And after one, the Barons were down 0-2.

Second Period
-So after the crowd got taken out of the game pretty early, it was tough to get much going. Coach Nelson reworked the lines a little bit, getting them more to how they were in Friday's game. 2:44 into the period though, the Monsters struck again. I can't blame Gerber for this one. I could see the lane perfect from my seat; Liffiton shot from the blue line with 4-5 guys between him and Gerber. A huge screen and Gerber didn't even move until the puck was in the net. That was a tough one. After another PP that they couldn't score on and a fight that didn't result in much between Plante and Zach Cohen, the Barons finally broke through at the 11:25 mark with a shot from Moran that got past Monsters goaltender John Grahame. At the 13:55 mark, the Monsters were called for a Too Many Men penalty. After fully expecting the Monsters to be able to kill this one off as well, Moran proves me wrong after a Giroux shot rebounded and landed right in front of Moran's stick. Moran just tapped the puck into the open net to finally get a PPG for the Barons. The second period would end with a 3-2 Monsters lead.

Third Period
The third period was just a big blur. Very few stoppages. I was starting to lose hope after 15 minutes and there not really being any huge chances so far. Then finally, at the 15:36 mark, Moran gets his hat trick. Not just any old hat trick though. A pure hat trick. How much better can you get for a franchise's first hat trick in history? The crowd was roaring. Down 3-0 and to come back like that was huge. I was fully expecting that the team would just play to hold the tie, and try to get the win in OT. Am I glad I was wrong. Three minutes later, Omark gets a pass from Reddox and beats Grahame. I've never heard 3000 people that loud. Then, to just make things interesting, the ref decides to hand out a boarding penalty to Belle, after letting a lot worse calls go. A 52 second penalty kill to end the game and the team stepped up. The Monsters had one real chance, but Gerber was able to kick it away. The crowd was on it's feet for most of the PK, and only got louder with each clear. 4-3 the final score and the first win for the Barons is in the books!

The Barons hopped on a bus after the game and headed to Houston to cap off their three game set. Preview is coming up.

-Written by Eric Rodgers-

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Barons Game 4 Preview; Lake Erie vs. OKC

Away: Lake Erie Monsters (2-0-0); Last game: 2-1 SO Win vs. Syracuse
Home: Oklahoma City Barons (0-2-1); Last game: 2-1 OT Loss vs. Houston

Quick News and Notes

-This will be the first of six meetings between the two teams
-The Monsters are the AHL affiliate of the CHL Tulsa Oilers, the main rival to the old OKC Blazers
-Colin McDonald and Teemu Hartikainen are the only scorers for the Barons. McDonald with 1, Hartikainen with 2.
-The Barons are 0 for 18 on the PP, and 13 for 15 on the PK.
-Giroux continues to lead the team in PIM with 16, with Ben Ondrus in second with 12.

Players to watch:
OKC: After last night's game, it's hard to pick out one or two anymore. Hartikainen is always a given. Hopefully the rest of the team starts to break out and we get to see some scoring.
LEM: Julian Talbot(48) has two goals for the Monsters. Matthew Ford(23) and Justin Mercier(16) are the other Monsters goal scorers with one goal each.

After hearing the complaints of the AHL Live feed, I'm starting to not recommend it. A bit peeved that I spent that much on it to be getting the horrible quality that it is. REMINDER: The game tonight will be on KTOK 1000. The listen live link is in the top left corner under the KTOK logo. Be sure to follow myself (@AHLBarons) and Scott (@OilFieldHockey) as we tweet from the game.

EDIT: The Barons today assigned Jordan Bendfeld to Stockton.

-Written by Eric Rodgers-

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