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.
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.
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