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ALL-STAR MATSUSHIMA GIVES RUSH FIRST OVERTIME LOSS OF SEASON

Oilers Score Three Unanswered, Force Overtime and Beat Best Extra-Frame Team in ECHL

TULSA, Okla. —The Tulsa Oilers, proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks and the AHL’s San Diego Gulls, defeated Rapid City 4-3 in overtime at the BOK Center on Saturday night. 

Zach Court opened the scoring with his second of the season 1:52 in, giving Rapid City a 1-0 lead. Keanu Yamaoto wired a power-play snapper past Colten Ellis with 6:15 left in the frame to give the Rush a 2-0 lead heading into the opening intermission.

Calder Brooks made it 3-0 on the one-minute mark of the second period. Max Golod — an Anaheim Ducks contract — scored his third of the season 5:33 into the period, bringing the score 3-1.

Logan Nijhoff scored the first goal of the third, pulling the Oilers within one. With 9:39 remaining in regulation, Jarod Hilderman scored his first of the season to tie the affair.

All-Star Eddie Matsushima scored a game-winning overtime goal with 27.1 seconds left, lifting the Oilers over the Rush.

Tulsa travels to Wichita, Kansas tomorrow, Jan. 15 to face the Thunder at 4:05 p.m. at INTRUST Bank Arena.

Oilers Season and Group Tickets are on sale now! Call the Oilers front office at 918-632-PUCK (7825) or visit www.tulsaoilers.com for more information.

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