By Cassie Gage, OKC Barons on 03/08/2011

Richard Petiot scored his first goal of the season, but it wasn’t enough as the Oklahoma City Barons fell to the Manitoba Moose, 4-1, Tuesday evening at the Cox Convention Center. After trailing in shots on goal after two periods, the Barons (33-23-2-5) ended the game with a 29-28 advantage against the Moose (35-23-1-5). 

Cody Hodgson scored the game’s first goal at the 1:30 mark of the first period, giving the Moose an early 1-0 lead. Manitoba out-shot the Barons 15-9 in the period. 

The Moose stretched the lead to 3-0 in the second period with a pair of goals. Manitoba added a shorthanded goal at 2:57 when Alexandre Bolduc got the puck past Martin Gerber on the backhand. Guillaume Desbiens gave the visitors a 3-0 lead with a power play goal at 8:52. The Barons out-shot the Moose 12-9 in the period but trailed in overall shots on goal 24-21 at the second intermission. 

Manitoba stretched the lead to 4-0 at the 8:50 mark of the third period as Bolduc got his second goal of the game on the power play. 

Petiot broke the shutout with a power play goal at 10:49. Petiot’s first goal of the year was assisted by birthday boy Colton Teubert and Brad Moran. It was Teubert’s first assist as a Baron and extended his point streak to three games. 

The Barons hit the road Thursday evening to face the San Antonio Rampage at 7 p.m. CT.  Oklahoma City returns home this weekend with a pair of games against Grand Rapids on Friday at 6:05 p.m. and Saturday at 7:05 p.m. CT.

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