OILERS DROP FIRST OF THREEGAMES IN RAPID CITY
Tulsafalls to the Rapid City 2-1 at theRushmore Plaza Civic Center, despite outshooting the Rush 2-1.
TULSA, OK — The Oilers lost to Rapid City 2-1 on Wednesdayin the first of three matchups at Rushmore Plaza Civic Center this week.
Charlie Sampair started the scoring 10:43 into thegame, tucking the puck underneath the crossbar and over the shoulder of IvanProsvetov. The goal came in Sampair’s 200th professional game, andwas assisted by Brent Gates Jr. and Danny Moynihan. Gage Torrel answered withhis second of the year, tipping a point-shot from Eric Israel past DevinWiliams at the 14:29 mark of the opening frame.
Neither team found the back of the net in the secondperiod, but both teams could find the box. The Oilers took three trips to thebox, including a five-on-three in the final minutes of the period.
The final frame remained deadlocked until PeterQuenneville crammed a rebound into the net with 4:35 remaining to seal the Rushvictory.
Tulsa will return to the Rushmore Plaza Civic onFriday and Saturday for a pair of rematches against the Rush before heading toWichita on the 27th,