The OKC Barons Desperately Need Two Wins This Weekend

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With four of the next five games against the Charlotte Checkers, the Oklahoma City Barons are in a four-dog fight for two playoff spots, one of which is occupied by the Checkers.

Rank Western Conference GP W L OTL SL PTS PCT GF GA STK P10 S/O PIM
7 Rockford IceHogs 66 32 25 5 4 73 0.553 204 223 2-0-0-0 4-4-1-1 4-4 1045
8 Charlotte Checkers 67 34 30 1 2 71 0.530 206 209 2-0-0-0 6-4-0-0 2-2 1000
9 Rochester Americans 67 30 27 6 4 70 0.522 183 197 0-7-2-0 1-7-2-0 2-4 1031
10 Oklahoma City Barons 66 30 27 2 7 69 0.523 206 226 1-0-0-0 5-3-1-1 1-7 1117

Rochester is off both tonight and tomorrow after a loss against Toronto last night. Rockford has two games this weekend, taking on the Grand Rapids Griffins (on a two-game losing streak) tonight and the Chicago Wolves (on a five-game point streak) tomorrow afternoon.

So the best case scenario is pretty simple – two wins by the Barons, two losses by the IceHogs – and OKC finds themselves tied for 7th in the standings come Monday morning. If all three teams split and earn one win this weekend? Well, then we just get to re-visit again next weekend.