OKLAHOMA CITY---The Chicago Wolves used a pair of second period goals to earn their first win of the season, 2-1, over the Oklahoma City Barons at the Cox Convention Center Sunday night.
Entering the second period trailing 1-0, Chicago (1-1-0-0) tied the score just 83 seoncds into the middle frame. Right wing Spencer Machacek held the puck behind the Oklahoma City net and passed the puck to Holzapfel who one-timed a shot past Barons goaltender Martin Gerber, top shelf.
Haydar netted the game-winner for the Wolves at 8:30 of the second period. Left wing Fredrik Pettersson fired a slap shot from the high slot, which was stopped by Gerber, but the puck trickled into the crease and Haydar tapped it into the empty net.
Gerber (0-2-0) posted 28 saves for Oklahoma City (0-2-0-0).
The Barons opened scoring when left wing Teemu Hartikainen picked up a loose puck in the slot and flipped a shot over the glove Pasquale at 13:05.
The next Wolves contest is an Amtrak Rivalry game against the Milwaukee Admirals at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee on Fri., Oct. 15 at 7 p.m.
Chicago 0 2 0-- 2
Oklahoma City 1 0 0-- 1
First Period---1, Oklahoma City, Hartikainen 2 (Ondrus, Kytnar), 13:05. Penalties---Giroux, Oklahoma City (hooking), 0:23; Welch, Chicago (interference), 2:28; Aliu, Chicago (cross-checking), 3:19; Deveaux, Chicago (hooking), 15:42.
Second Period---2, Chicago, Holzapfel 1 (Machacek, Ross), 1:23; 3, Chicago, Haydar 1 (Pettersson, Kulda), 8:30. Penalties---Machacek, Chicago (holding), 2:25; Kulda, Chicago (delay of game), 2:40; Kytnar, Oklahoma City (hooking), 11:06; Siklenka, Chicago (hooking), 13:30; Aliu, Chicago (holding), 18:35; Giroux, Oklahoma City (tripping), 19:14.
Third Period---None. Penalties---Rissmiller, Chicago (holding the stick), 2:15; Omark, Oklahoma City (hooking), 2:15; Petiot, Oklahoma City (boarding), 4:27; Stewart, Oklahoma City (cross-checking, interference), 13:41; Ondrus, Oklahoma City (slashing), 17:43.
Shots on goal---Chicago: 5-12-13--30. Oklahoma City: 7-11-11--29. Power plays---Chicago: 0-7. Oklahoma City: 0-7. Goalies--Chicago, Pasquale (28-29). Oklahoma City, Gerber (28-30). A---2,817. Referee---Tim Mayer. Linesmen---Bill McGoldrick and Randy Sappo.