The third period is now underway.12:05: Mark Arcobello breaks into the Houston zone and makes a nice move in the slot to deke out Hackett and give the Barons a 3-0 lead. Taylor Fedun and Antti Tyrvainen got the assists.
Barons go on a two-man advantage after Carson McMillan gets two for slashing.
The five-on-three is reduced to a four-on-three following a high-sticking penalty by Curtis Hamilton.
8:51: Davidson tees up a shot from the point that's tipped on its way to the net by Kristians Pelss. Pelss beats Hackett five-hole to extend Oklahoma City's lead to 4-0. Anton Lander gets the other assist.
The second period is now underway with the Barons still on the power play for another 1:27.19:48:
From the slot, Kristians Pelss gets his stick on a pass across the crease but not enough to get it on goal.16:51:
Mark Arcobello took a delay-of-game penalty. 14:15:
Just after the penalty expires, tempers start to flare between both sides. There's some pushing and shoving just in front of the penalty box area with the lone penalty going to Houston's Brett Bulmer for boarding.12:55:
Justin Schultz makes a nice pass across the neutral zone to set up a chance for Teemu Hartikainen. Hartikainen skates into the right circle where his shot just misses the mark high over the net.12:47:
Drew Bagnall takes an interference penalty to give the Barons a two-man advantage for 33 seconds.12:07:
Just as the first penalty expires, Hartikainen has a great chance in front of the net to open the scoring but Hackett kicks it away. 10:36:
Tyler Bunz replaces Olivier Roy in goal. Roy made 8 saves on 8 shots in his 29:24 of action.8:18:
Pelss uses his speed to create some separation as he streaks down the right wing side. Hackett had to be quick to make the save.5:36:
Tyrvainen levels Houston's Jason Zucker in the corner and receives two minutes for kneeing.3:43:
Things start to get ugly as Steven Kampfer sticks out his leg to take out Curtis Hamilton while in the Barons zone. Teigan Zahn takes exception and does some pushing and shoving. The net result is a power play for the Barons which starts in seven seconds.3:20: Barons get on the board first only three seconds into the power play. Ryan Martindale pounces on a loose puck during a broken play and inserts it into the open cage as Hackett can't get over in time. Hartikainen and Ringwald got the assists.
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2:54: 36 seconds later, Justin Schultz wristed a shot that squeeked through Hackett. Martindale and Hartikainen got the assists
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Period ends with Barons holding an 11-4 shot edge in the middle frame. Overall, shots are 16 to 9 for Oklahoma City.
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Curtis Hamilton takes a holding penalty to give Houston the game's first power play.11:35:
Jarold Palmer is sent off for hooking to put Oklahoma City up a man.7:04:
Barons nearly open the scoring with seven minutes to go in the first period. Antti Tyrvainen fires a shot from the slot that is stopped by Aeros netminder Matt Hackett. The Barons swarm the crease for the rebound but the whistle blows before they can get at the loose puck.3:04:
Justin Schultz makes a slick move to get the puck in behind the Houston defence as he pinches in for a scoring opportunity. However, his backhand attempt goes wide.0:33:
Charlie Coyle takes a tripping penalty to put the Barons back on the power play.
Welcome to this pre-season edition of the OKC Barons live in-game blog. We'll be updating the action from the game as it happens. We'll also be adding photos, videos from big plays and more throughout the game.
The Barons are going with a young lineup tonight out of the 32 players who remain on the camp roster. Also, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jordan Eberle will not suit up with Coach Todd Nelson wanting to look at more of the bubble players. Line Combinations (and defence pairings) for the Barons:
Philippe Cornet - Ryan Martindale - Teemu Hartikainen
Curtis Hamilton - Anton Lander - Kristians Pelss
Antti Tyrvainen - Mark Arcobello - Justin Maylan
Toni Rajala - Eric Hunter - Cameron Abney
Dan Ringwald - Justin Schultz
Teigan Zahn - Taylor Fedun
Brandon Davidson - Colten Teubert