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Barons work OT magic again

Oklahoma City’s overtime magic from the regular season has carried over to the playoffs.

Connor Jones scored 4:10 into the extra period to complete a Barons comeback from three goals down and give Oklahoma City a 4-3 victory over San Antonio on Saturday night and a 2-0 lead in their Western Conference quarterfinal series.

The series shifts to San Antonio for the final three games, beginning Wednesday night.

The Barons scored three power-play goals to erase a 3-0 deficit, the last two coming in the final 3:17 of regulation to force OT. Oklahoma City scored an AHL-record 14 overtime goals in the regular season.

Ryan Hamilton, Jordan Oesterle and Matthew Ford scored in regulation for the Barons, and Ford and Oesterle then set up Jones’s game-winning tally.

Connor Brickley, Corban Knight and John McFarland staked the Rampage to a 3-0 lead by the 6:44 mark of the second period, ending the night for starting Barons goalie Laurent Brossoit (21 saves). Richard Bachman stopped all 16 shots he faced in relief to earn the win.

With Game 1 starter Dan Ellis out due to injury, Michael Houser got the call in Game 2 for the Rampage and finished with 35 saves.

Western Conference Quarterfinals – Series “G” (best-of-5)
3-San Antonio Rampage vs. 6-Oklahoma City Barons

Game 1 – Thu., Apr. 23 – OKLAHOMA CITY 5, San Antonio 2
Game 2 – Sat., Apr. 25 – OKLAHOMA CITY 4, San Antonio 3 (OT)
Game 3 – Wed., Apr. 29 – Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 8:00
*Game 4 – Fri., May 1 – Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 8:30
*Game 5 – Sat., May 2 – Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 8:00
   *if necessary… All times Eastern