It is often said that goals allowed at the end of periods are a momentum killer and the Oklahoma City Barons were a victim of two of those in a heartbreaking 3-2 overtime loss to the Texas Stars, which puts them down 2-0 in the series.
Barons Captain Anton Lander opened the scoring, in game two of the AHL opening round playoff series, when he found Roman Horak for a breakaway opportunity. The Barons leading scorer sunk a shot past goalie Jack Campbell for the 1-0 lead.
The Stars would tie the game in the final minute of the second period on the power play.
Edmonton Oilers prospect Jujhar Khaira gave the Barons a 2-1 lead at 11:57 of the third period.
The celebration was short-lived as AHL MVP Travis Morin scored with 40 seconds remaining in the game to tie it up again.
Brendan Ranford scored the game-winning goal at 15:04 of the overtime period.
Down 2-0 in the best-of-five series, the Oilers affiliate heads to Cedar Park, Texas for a do-or-die game three on Wednesday April 30.