We’re headed to Oklahoma City’s Cox Convention Center for the first edition of the NHL 13 AHL Sim of the Week. Tonight at 7pm CT, the Oklahoma City Barons will take on the Houston Aeros in the first leg of a back-to-back matchup between the South Division rivals. The meeting is a notable one as Taylor Hall has now been cleared to play and will suit up for the Barons for the first time in his career.
Although Hall doesn’t make the score sheet, the Barons take the game 2-1 in Overtime. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins nets the OT winner on a feed from Jordan Eberle as the two Oilers teammates link up for the second time that game.
Goaltender Matt Hackett grabs the First Star in a losing effort, on the strength of a 39 save performance. Nugent-Hopkins takes the Second Star ahead of Yann Denis, who rounds out the Three Stars.
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