The Oklahoma City Barons scored the opening two goals but fell to the Texas Stars 3-2 in overtime in game one of their best-of-five opening round AHL playoff series.
Austin Fyten opened the scoring at 1:49 of the second period with a nice move in front of goaltender Christopher Nilstorp. The seventh overall pick in last year’s NHL draft and Edmonton Oilers prospect Darnell Nurse earned the assist.
Nurse also got into a fight in the game, coming to the defence of a teammate who was boarded by a Stars player.
Another Oilers prospect gave the Barons the 2-0 lead at 7:04 of the middle frame. Curtis Hamilton scored, assisted by Will Acton.
Texas scored the next three goals including one 5:35 into the overtime period to win, 3-2.
Richard Bachman made 30 saves in net for the Barons.
Game two takes place on Saturday night in OKC.