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IN-GAME BLOG: Barons at Griffins - Game 7

by Marc Ciampa / Edmonton Oilers
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The Barons had a come-from-behind win over the Grand Rapids Griffins last night with a three-goal rally in the third period, forcing tonight's game seven. The team will make no lineup changes tonight.

We'll have live minute-to-minute updates as the game goes on.

Line Combinations (and defence pairings) for the Barons:

Philippe Cornet - Mark Arcobello - Jonathan Cheechoo
Toni Rajala - Anton Lander - Teemu Hartikainen
Josh Green - CJ Stretch - Tyler Pitlick
Ben Eager - Chris VandeVelde - Antti Tyrvainen

Martin Marincin - Taylor Fedun
Brandon Davidson - Garrett Stafford
Randy Jones - Andrew Hotham

Yann Danis


20:00: Tonight's game is now underway.

19:06: Grand Rapids got on the board early when a point shot from Adam Almquist was tipped on its way to the net by Jan Mursak. | GR 1, OKC 0

15:52: After the goal, Barons start getting the bulk of scoring chances, outshooting Grand Rapids 6-2.

6:53: Chris VandeVelde creates a turnover in the neutral zone and splits the Griffins defence before shooting and scoring five-hole on Mrazek. | OKC 1, GR 1

6:28: 25 seconds later, Teemu Hartikainen carried the puck off the end boards and spun in the left faceoff circle before firing a shot in to give the Barons the lead. | OKC 2, GR 1

4:55: The first penalty of the game is called on C.J. Stretch of Oklahoma City, giving Grand Rapids a power play with a chance to tie the game up.

4:05: Tomas Tatar pounces on a loose puck in the slot and wrists it past Danis to tie the game on the PP. | OKC 2, GR 2

3:40: A penalty to Luke Glendening gives Oklahoma City its first power play opportunity of the night.

0:00: Shots on goal were 14-12 for the Barons after one.


20:00: Period two is underway.

14:15: A tripping penalty to Sheahan puts OKC back on the power play.

10:25: The Barons get caught with too many men on the ice, putting Grand Rapids up a man.

10:13: 10 seconds into the man advantage, Nyquist fires a wrist shot from the top of the right circle that beats Danis and puts Grand Rapids back in the lead. | GR 3, OKC 2

7:09: Andrew Hotham takes a delay-of-game penalty for clearing the puck over the glass.

4:43: Shots on goal are even at 19-19; the Barons have not registered a shot in almost 10 minutes.

2:58: Tyrvainen fires a shot from the left circle off the rush. Mrazek makes the save and the puck bounces out into the slot and off the skate of a defending Griffins player and in to tie the game. | OKC 3, GR 3

2:07: Griffins have a chance to get that goal back right away with an interference penalty called on Tyler Pitlick.

0:00: Shots on goal after 40 minutes were tied at 23 apiece.


20:00: Period three is underway.

18:39: Taylor Fedun picks up a rebound and blasts it past Mrazek to put the Barons in the lead early in the period. | OKC 4, GR 3

13:28: Grand Rapids ties the game when a backhand from Jan Mursak sneaks under the left pad of Danis and in. | OKC 4, GR 4

11:55: Mrazek makes a nice save on a redirection in the slot from VandeVelde.

7:13: Barons held a 7-3 edge in shots in the period and 30-26 overall with just over seven minutes to play in the third period.

6:12: Tomas Jurco scores off the rush, wristing the puck from the slot to put Grand Rapids in the lead. | GR 5, OKC 4

28.3: Barons call their 30-second timeout.

12.7: Glendening receives a penalty for faceoff violation, giving the Barons a six-on-four advantage for the dying seconds of the game.

0:00: It's over. Barons fall 5-4 despite outshooting Grand Rapids 39-33.

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