OILERS SNAP SKID ON MILITARY APPRECIATION NIGHT
Two goals from Charlie Sampair help the Oilers end an11-game skid with 5-3 win over Kansas City.
TULSA, OK – It had been 29 days since theTulsa Oilers (14-11-6) tasted victory, but the Oilers finished the home potionof their 2018 schedule with a 5-2 win over the Kansas City Mavericks (16-10-2)on Military Appreciation Night at the BOK Center.
The Oilers scored late in theirfirst power play when newcomer AlexGlobke threw a wrist shot through a screen from the right circle to giveTulsa a 1-0 lead. Kansas City was unsuccessful on its only power play of theframe, as the Oilers carried the one-goal advantage into the locker room after20 minutes.
Ryan Tesink gave the Oilers a 2-0 lead just17 seconds into the second period when he scored on a breakaway. The Maverickscut their deficit to one when a shot from the point ricocheted off of twoplayers in front, last hitting former Oiler Joey Sides before entering the net.Tulsa added an insurance goal when RomanAmmirato threw a pass from the corner that Charlie Sampair tapped into the net past Kansas City goaltenderNick Schneider. The Mavericks made it 3-2 before the second period horn whenMike Panowyk snapped a shot from the left circle over the blocker of Devin Williams.
Late in regulation, Sampair buriedhis second goal of the game on a rebound that sat on the edge of the crease toput the Oilers in front 4-2. Captain AdamPleskach put the exclamation point on Tulsa’s first win since November 30with an empty net goal in the final minute. Williams stopped 23 of 25 Mavericksshots to earn his seventh win of the season.
The Oilers head to Wichita for aSunday matinee at 4:05pm against the Thunder at INTRUST Bank Arena, and finishoff the 2018 portion of the schedule with a New Year’s Eve bash at 6:05pmagainst the Allen Americans at the Allen Event Center.
Season and Group Tickets are on sale now by calling theOilers front office at 918-632-7825. Visit www.tulsaoilers.comfor more information.