Compiling season highs in shots and goals the Oklahoma City Barons romped to a 7-2 road win over the Charlotte Checkers Sunday afternoon at Time Warner Cable Arena.
Jordan Eberle scored his 10th and 11th goals of the season, his second straight two-goal game. Taylor Hall added three assists and Justin Schultz scored his 10th goal and added two assists.
Outshooting the Checkers 47-25, Oklahoma City (11-5-2) has won five consecutive games, including the first three games on a seven-game road trip that continues Thursday and Friday at Houston.
The Barons have collected 13 of 14 possible points their past seven games, including a two-game series sweep against Charlotte to move to within two points of the Checkers, who lead the South division. The only loss during a 6-0-1 streak was in overtime.
Oklahoma City scored three goals in the first period and added three more in the second period. Anton Lander and Chris VandeVelde scored their first goals of the season, VandeVelde’s a short-handed goal.
Schultz’s goal was 22 seconds after Dane Byers scored midway through the second period. Teemu Hartikainen scored his sixth goal of the season and Magnus Paajarvi chipped in two assists.
Featuring three of the American Hockey League’s top four scorers, the Barons have scored 29 goals the past six games.
Schultz leads the AHL in scoring with 28 points, including 18 assists. Eberle has 26 points.