ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — Barons rookie defenseman Justin Schultz scored an overtime game-winning goal to lead Oklahoma City to a 2-1 win over Abbotsbord Saturday night to end the Barons’ three-game losing streak.
The Barons led 1-0 on a third period power-play goal by Taylor Hall but Abbotsford’s Dustin Sylvester tied the game with just under four minutes left in a game that was being televised nationally in Canada.
That set the stage for Schultz, who took a pass from Jordan Eberle from near the faceoff circle who zipped a shot past Abbotsford goaltender Danny Taylor’s head in front of a sellout crowd, that included hundreds of Edmonton Oilers fans who traveled to watch their young star playing for the Barons.
Hall’s goal ended a nine-period scoring drought for the Barons, who were shut out a week ago at San Antonio and lost the first of the two games 4-0 to Abbotsford Friday night. The drought of 187 minutes two seconds was a new franchise low, surpassing the old mark by more than two periods.
With his seventh goal of the season Schultz continues to lead the American Hockey League in scoring.
Oklahoma City (6-5-0-1) returns home to host the Toronto Marlies Tuesday morning at 10:35 a.m. in the annual Kids Field Trip game at the Cox Convention Center.