Wolves bow to Barons
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Chicago Wolves were not able to sustain the momentum from their 6-0 victory 24 hours earlier, falling 4-2 to the Oklahoma City Barons on Saturday night at the Cox Convention Center.
The Wolves (4-6-0-1) received goals from Ty Rattie and Pat Cannone. But they allowed 3 goals in the third period and never held the lead. Goaltender Jake Allen (4-3-1), who blanked the Barons on Friday, recorded 29 saves.
Matthew Ford got the Barons (5-6-0-1) on the scoreboard first with a power-play goal. With less than a minute left in the opening period, Barons defenseman Martin Marincin blasted a shot from the point. Ford redirected the shot just over Allen's shoulder and under the crossbar as the Barons went into the first intermission ahead 1-0.
Rattie struck back with a power-play goal for the Wolves at 10:34 of the second period that tied the score. Taylor Chorney kept an icing attempt in the offensive zone and released a shot from the point. The puck deflected in front of the net to Rattie on the doorstep, where he beat Barons goalie Olivier Roy for his third goal in two games. Roy (2-2-0) made 31 saves.
The Barons took the lead and added insurance early in the third period, with former Wolves defenseman Brad Hunt and Derek Nesbitt scoring in the first four minutes. The Wolves rallied with a power-play goal from Cannone, but Oklahoma City sealed the victory 15 seconds later when Linus Omark scored on a penalty shot.
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