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Aeros Postgame, April 19: OKC 5, HOU 0

by Staff Writer / Minnesota Wild

Matt Hackett made 33 saves for the Houston Aeros in a 5-0 loss to the Oklahoma City Barons in Game 1 of the AHL's Western Conference Calder Cup playoffs Thursday at Toyota Center.

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AEROS POSTGAME REPORT
APRIL 19: OKC 5, HOU 0

Matt Hackett made 33 saves for the Houston Aeros in a 5-0 loss to the Oklahoma City Barons in Game 1 of the AHL's Western Conference Calder Cup playoffs Thursday at Toyota Center.

Houston trails the best-of-five series 1-0.

Tyler Pitlick scored at 13:25 in the first period to give Oklahoma City a 1-0 lead.

Yann Danis stopped 14 shots for the Barons. Mark Arcobello and Ryan Keller each notched two assists for OKC, and Hunter Tremblay had a goal and an assist.

Teemu Hartikainen scored a power play goal at 14:32 in the second period to make it 2-0 before Tremblay upped the lead to 3-0 with a goal at 15:53 in the second.

Tanner House extended the lead to 4-0 Barons 50 seconds later, and Anton Lander scored at 15:59 in the third to make it 5-0.

Houston will face the Oklahoma City Barons at 7:35 p.m. Friday at Toyota Center in Game 2 of the best-of-five first round AHL Western Conference series.

BOMB DROPPINGS
Mike Brodeur relieved Matt Hackett in goal after OKC's fourth tally... Hackett faced 37 shots in 36:43 of action... Brodeur stopped 10 of 11 shots in 23:17 of action, his first as an Aero.

NEXT GAME
Friday vs. Oklahoma City (7:35 p.m. CDT)

GOAL SCORERS
HOU: None
OKC: Pitlick, Hartikainen, Tremblay, House, Lander

AEROS STARTERS
F – Almond, Bulmer, Palmieri
D – Bagnall, Fredheim
G – Hackett

AEROS SCRATCHES
Olson, Fritsch, Penner, Scandella, Medvec, Mignardi, Prosser, Lorenz, Palmer, Jobke, Caron, Kuemper

DECIDING GOAL
Pitlick (13:25, 1st)

POWER PLAYS
HOU: 0/2
OKC: 1/1

GOALIES
HOU: Hackett (33/37); Broduer (10/11)
OKC: Danis (14/14)
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