OILERS BEAT MAVS TO FORCE DECIDING GAME 7 WEDNESDAY
Tulsa to host Kansas City in final game of their firstround series Wednesday at 7:05pm after avoiding elimination in Game 6.
TULSA, OK – It’sonly fitting that Tulsa and Kansas City will need a seventh game to decidetheir Mountain Division Semifinal series with another close game Tuesday at theBOK Center. The Oilers (3-3-0) defeated the Mavericks (3-2-1), 4-2 in Game 6 toeven the series at three games apiece.
The first ten minutes of the opening period went bywithout a goal, but Kansas City’s Corey Durocher buried a rebound on hisbackhand to put the Mavericks in front with 7:54 left in the period. Then on adelayed penalty, Oilers captain AdamPleskach fired a shot through the legs of Mason McDonald from the top ofthe left circle. Tulsa went ahead with 2:47 left in the frame when Alex Dostie fooled McDonald on a 2-on-1rush and tucked in a shot from his forehand, as the Oilers led 2-1 after one.
The Mavericks tied the score early in the second periodwhen Durocher scored on a breakaway 70 seconds into the stanza. Tulsa went backin front when Steven Kaunistobackhanded a rebound into the net on an Oilers power play. Then after killingoff a late second period penalty, Tulsa added to its lead when Alex Dostie fired home his second goalfrom high in the slot to make it 4-2.
The Oilers fended off Kansas City in a scoreless thirdperiod to win 4-2, behind 23 saves from DevinWilliams, including six in the final frame.
The Oilers and Mavericks nowface-off in a winner-take-all Game 7 Wednesday at 7:05pm at the BOK Center. IfTulsa wins, the Oilers would host the Idaho Steelheads in the Mountain DivisionFinals, starting with Game 1 Friday at 7:05pm at the BOK Center. Catch all theaction on the Sports Animal Radio Network, www.tulsaoilers.com or ECHL.TV, with pregame coveragestarting at 6:45pm.
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