OKLAHOMA CITY, O.K. – The Oklahoma City Barons stunned the Utica Comets by a score of 3-2 Thursday Night at the Cox Convention Center, with a goal with four seconds left in regulation, and then the game-winning goal just 17 seconds into overtime.
With the defeat, the Comets fell to 11-18-2-2, and the Barons improved to 14-17-1-5. Nicklas Jensen netted two goals for the Comets, while Anton Lander picked up three points, all assists, for the Barons.
The Comets struck first just 5:13 into the game, as Nicklas Jensen deflected a Yann Sauve shot from the point past Bachman. Cal O’Reilly picked up the secondary assist.
Exactly a minute into a late period power play, the Barons tied the game at one. Anton Lander from the hashmark on the boards, found Tyler Pitlick all alone in the slot. Pitlick one-timed the Lander feed through the five-hole of Joe Cannata. Brad Hunt picked up his 16th point of the season with the secondary assist.
The score remained locked at one until 4:11 into the third period, where Jensen would find the back of the net yet again. Benn Ferriero blasted a one-timer on the power play, the puck found Jensen’s stick on the back door, after it was deflected by Alex Grenier in front. Jensen knew what to do from there, and banged home the puck for his second goal of the night.
The Comets snagged defeat from the jaws of victory as they gave up a goal with four seconds remaining in the game. Landers streaked down Cannata’s right-hand side, and threw the puck in front. The puck found Ryan Hamilton in the slot, who found the back of the net to tie the game at two.
Just 17 seconds into overtime Taylor Fedun skated through several Comets defenders, and roofed the game-winning goal past Cannata. Anton Lander and Andrew Miller picked up the assists on the goal.
Joe Cannata stopped 29 of 32 shots en route to the loss.