Quick recap tonight. Taylor Hall was dialed in tonight, and scored three goals (two of which were carbon copies of one another) as the Barons defeated the Texas Stars in Cedar Park with a final of 5-4.
Again this was a game that featured some wobbly defense by the Barons. But they were able to outscore their opponent so we are able to momentarily look past any defensive problems for the time being. Jordan Eberle and Taylor Hall scored a pair of first period power play goals after the Stars took some ill advised penalties early.
In the second period, the Stars would score a pair of back to back’s of their own including one from Dallas Stars prospect Jamie Oleksiak on the power play. But late in the second, Teemu Hartikainen would put his team back on top, and the second 20 would end with a 3-2 score.
The third period was where the ping-pong game began. Antoine Roussel on the power play for Texas, and then Taylor Hall on the power play for Oklahoma City. Then Hall again for the hat trick, followed by Colton Sceviour in the under five minute moments of the third period. But the game would end with Yann Danis coming up big and the Barons sealing the deal with a 5-4 victory.
Although the game was wild, as most Stars/Barons games have been, the early penalties and the sometimes careless play of Jack Campbell bit Texas often. That’s not a good combination especially when you’re playing a team like OKC.
Oklahoma City returns home tonight for a game against San Antonio. Puck happens at 7:00pm