December 2, 2016



Three straight goals by Tulsa in the middle period, empty netter late lead banged up Oilers to 4-2 win in Texas.

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ALLEN, TX – A strong second period sparked the Tulsa Oilers to a 4-2 win Friday against the Allen Americans at Allen Event Center in the fourth of 14 meetings between the two teams.


The Americans outshot the Oilers 13-1 in the first 12 minutes of play, but Tulsa goaltender Jamie Phillips kept the puck out of the net during that stretch. Allen broke the scoreless tie on a late power play, when Spencer Asuchak put away a centering pass from low in the right circle.


Ben Murphy fired a wrist shot over Allen goaltender Riley Gill’s blocker 1:52 into the second period to tie the game at 1-1. Tulsa took its first lead, when Russian forward Dmitri Ognev stole the puck away from an Allen defender and snapped a shot into the top corner of the net. The Oilers made it 3-1, when Chris Joyaux scored his first career goal 1:07 after Ognev’s goal. But the Americans would add their second power play goal, off the stick of Chad Costello to cut the Oilers lead to 3-2 after two.


Tulsa killed off two more Allen power plays in the third period and four of six for the game, while Danick Gauthier added an empty-net power play goal in the waning seconds to seal the 4-2 win. Phillips stopped 30 Americans shots for his 14th win of the season.


The Oilers and Americans meet again Saturday night at the Allen Event Center at 7:05pm in what will be the fifth of 14 meetings this season. Catch the action on, by clicking on “Listen Live”, or watch the game on ECHL.TV. Coverage starts at 6:50. Tulsa then returns home to host the Missouri Mavericks on Friday, December 9th at 7:05pm at the BOK Center for the team’s annual Teddy Bear Toss.


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