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Aeros Postgame, April 22: HOU 1, OKC 0

by Staff Writer / Minnesota Wild

Brett Bulmer scored the only goal and Mike Brodeur made 31 saves as the Houston Aeros edged the Oklahoma City Barons 1-0 in Game 3 of the AHL's Western Conference Quarterfinals Sunday at Cox Convention Center. The win cut OKC's series lead to 2-1 in the best-of-five series.

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AEROS POSTGAME REPORT
APRIL 22: HOU 1, OKC 0

OKLAHOMA CITY ---
  Brett Bulmer scored the only goal and Mike Brodeur made 31 saves as the Houston Aeros edged the Oklahoma City Barons 1-0 in Game 3 of the AHL's Western Conference Quarterfinals Sunday at Cox Convention Center. The win cut OKC's series lead to 2-1 in the best-of-five series.

Bulmer's goal at 11:26 of the second period, his first as a pro in postseason action, broke a scoreless tie. Brodeur stopped 20 shots over the final 40 minutes of play, and the Houston penalty kill smothered all seven OKC power play attempts.

Cody Almond and Nick Palmieri earned the helpers on the Houston goal.

Houston will face the Barons at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City in Game 4 of the best-of-five first round AHL Western Conference series. Games 5, if necessary, is Wednesday in Oklahoma City.

BOMB DROPPINGS
Houston is now 10-9 in Game 3 AHL playoff action... The win tonight improved Houston's record to 9-7 in games when they face elimination... The shutout win was Houston's ninth in AHL Calder Cup playoff action and first since a 2-0 win at Milwaukee on May 1, 2011. 

NEXT GAME
Tuesday at Oklahoma City (7 p.m. CT)

GOAL SCORERS

HOU: Bulmer
OKC: None

AEROS STARTERS

F – Almond, Bulmer, Palmieri
D – Bagnall, Fredheim
G – Brodeur

AEROS SCRATCHES
Olson, Penner, Scandella, Medvec, Mignardi, Lorenz, Palmer, Jobke, Clackson, Caron, Hackett, Kuemper, Cuma

DECIDING GOAL
Bulmer (11:26, 2nd)

POWER PLAYS
HOU: 0/2
OKC: 0/7

GOALIES
HOU: Brodeur (31/31)
OKC: Danis (20/21)
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