OILERS WIN LONEPRESEASON GAME IN OVERTIME
Tulsa picks up avictory in their lone preseason contest, winning a 2-1 overtime thriller
TULSA, OK — Tulsa fended off a comeback effort from MountainDivisional rival Wichita, winning 2-1 in overtime on Saturday night in Wichita,Kanas.
The opening frame saw zero goals, but did host a pair of fights.Oilers’ forward Connor Moynihandropped the gloves with Sean Allen at the 5:42 mark. Mike McKee would follow up with a scrap against Michael Turner lessthan a minute later.
Robby Jackson opened the scoring, giving the Oilers thelead just 2:49 into the second period. Jacksonmade himself available in front of the net, burying a laser-guided pass from J.J. Piccinich. Goaltender Olle Eriksson Ek entered the gamewith 10:12 left in the period, replacing EvanFitzpatrick, who stopped every shot he faced.
The third period didn’t see any early scoring, but saw plenty ofdrama. Wichita’s Peter Crinella crammed home a goal with 1:49 remaining.Crinella’s goal, which was assisted by Brandon De Jong, was the lone goal ofthe frame, forcing the contest into overtime.
Tulsa didn’t need the extra two minutes of overtime that comeswith the ECHL’s new seven-minute overtime format. Rookie defenseman Jake Clifford finished a feed from Danny Moynihan with 2:15 left in theopening frame. Clifford’s goal gives Tulsa three straight preseason victoriesover the Thunder.
The Oilers host the Kansas City Mavericks to open the regular seasonon Friday, October 11th at 7:05 p.m. at the BOK Center. Opening weekend willthen see the Allen Americans come to town on Saturday, October 12th, before theOilers close out the weekend with a Sunday matinee game against the Rapid CityRush at 4:05 p.m.
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