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OILERS END WEEK ON HIGH NOTE, TRAVEL TO IDAHO FOR ROAD-TRIP TRIO

Monday, January 13th
OILERS END WEEK ON HIGH NOTE, TRAVEL TO IDAHO FOR ROAD-TRIP TRIO

OILERS END WEEK ON HIGH NOTE, TRAVEL TO IDAHO FOR ROAD-TRIP TRIO 

After losingback-to-back games to start the weekend, the Oilers earned their first shutoutof the season of Sunday.

OVERALL RECORD: 16-21-2-0  (35points, 7th in Mountain Division)

LAST WEEK:  1-2-0-0

RESULTS

Friday, Jan. 10 – KansasCity 5, Tulsa 1 (BOK Center – Tulsa, OK) | BoxScore

>> TULSA, OK — The Oilersdropped their second-straight contest on Friday, losing to Kansas City 5-1 atthe BOK Center. Adam Pleskach opened the scoring early,deflecting Miles Liberati’s point shot past Tyler Parsons 2:39into the game. The goal put Pleskach in a three-way tie forthe team lead in goals with 11, and the power-play tally gave Liberati ninepoints in his last eight outings. Kansas City’s captain Rocco Carzo deflected apoint shot from point-blank range, tying the game at 1-1 6:00 in. Former OilerTerrance Amarosa walked down to the left circle, popping another past OlleEriksson Ek, giving the Mavericks their eventual game-winning goal with1:14 remaining in the opening period. David Dziurzynski deposited his seventhof the season just 1:45 into the second period, extending the Kansas City leadto 3-1. Bryan Lemos walked into the slot 1:10 later and ripped a shotpast Eriksson Ek, giving the Mavericks a 4-1 stranglehold on thegame.  Rocco Carzo scored his second of the night in highlight-reel fashion,corralling a through pass from C.J. Eick before freezing and outwaiting ErikssonEk to close out the scoring. In total, Parsons stopped 33 of 34,cutting the season series to 3-2 in Tulsa’s favor. 

Saturday, Jan. 11– Utah 5,Tulsa 3 (BOK Center — Tulsa, OK)  BoxScore

>>Tulsa, OK — The Oilers hopped out to an early 3-0 lead, but eventually fell 5-3to Utah at the BOK Center on Saturday night. Utah’s Dalton Mills picked up thepuck on his own left-wing boards before attempting to spin it of the zone, butthe SPHL call-up lasered the puck to Oilers’ forward Ian McNulty’s stick,allowing the forward to snipe Martin Ouelette blocker side. The goal was thelone tally of a period that saw zero penalties and a 14-save performancefrom Devin Williams.

RobbyJackson gave Tulsa a two-goal lead, sniping thepuck past Ouelette on a five-minute power play, courtesy of a Garrett Klotzejection. Jackson’s St. Cloud teammate Jacob Benson scoredhis first as an Oiler 57 seconds later at the 2:42 mark, batting the puck outof the air and past Ouelette, pushing the game to 3-0. Griffen Molino wouldn’tallow his team to be buried, dancing through all five skaters before popping ashort-handed goal through the five hole of Devin Williams, bringingthe game to 3-1 at the 4:05 mark of the frame. Jack Jenkins cut the lead downto 3-2 with a power play tally of his own 4:12 later. Yuri Terao held the puckup at the point before cutting down to the slot and ripping one through Williams,tying the game 3-3 at the 8:39 mark of the period. Terao out did himself 6:01later, flying around the Oilers’ zone with the puck before roofing it in-tightover Williams. The goal was originally waved off, but Andrew Wilkreviewed the footage, giving the Grizzlies their rightful and first lead of thegame.

 TyLewis scored the lone goal of the final frame, receiving a pass as he exitedthe box before snapping the puck short side past Olle Eriksson Ek,who replaced Devin Williams during the second intermission.

Sunday,Jan. 12 – Wichita 0, Tulsa 1 (BOK Center — Tulsa, OK)| BoxScore

>>Tulsa, OK — The Oilers earned theirfirst shutout of the season, beating Wichita 1-0 at the BOK Center on Sunday tobring the season series 5-4 in Tulsa’s favor.  The opening frame wasdifferent than the last two games, with neither team finding the back of thenet. Evan Weninger turned aside all 13 shots, while Olle Eriksson Ek stoppedfive pucks. Both goalies steered aside double-digit chances in the secondperiod — Eriksson Ek saved 12, and Weninger stopped 13 out 13pucks sent his way. Both teams had two power-play opportunities, but neitherunit could strike the back of the net. The third period was more of the same,the Oilers couldn’t convert on the lone power play of the frame, and bothgoalies remained perfect through regulation. Ian McNulty, — who scoredthe opening goal in Saturday’s game — opened and closed the scoring 2:25 intoovertime, popping home a rebound created by a slot shot from Cam Knight.The goal gave the Oilers their first overtime win of the season, droppingWichita to 4-7 in the extra frame in the process.

THE WEEK AHEAD (all timesCST)

Wednesday, Jan. 15 – TulsaAT Idaho 8:05 p.m. – CenturyLink Arena (Boise, ID)

Friday, Jan. 17 – Tulsa ATIdaho 8:05 p.m. – CenturyLink Arena (Boise, ID)

Saturday, Jan. 18 – TulsaAT Idaho 8:05 p.m. – CenturyLink Arena (Boise, ID)

FAST FACTS

·    Miles Liberati has 10 points in his last 10 games

·     Ian McNulty scored the opening goal on Saturday and Sunday, givingthe forward his first point streak of the season.

 .No player on the Oilers has more than twogame-winning goals  

.  Adam Pleskach leads the ECHL with 150 shots

. Tulsawas the only team to score on Wichita this weekend, ending a 184-minute shutoutstreak.

TEAM TRENDS

·    Tulsa has reclaimed the league lead in shots on goal with36.54/game

.  Tulsa won in overtime for the first time this season on Sunday,improving to 1-2 in the extra frame.  

. Tulsa is 5-3-0-0 in 1-goal games thisseason.  

. The Oilers have an identical number of power plays and penalty kills (151) 

STATISTICAL LEADERS*

POINTS:               33- J.J. Piccinich

GOALS:                12 –Robby Jackson

ASSISTS:              24– J.J. Piccinich

PLUS/MINUS:    +9 – Charlie Sampair   

PIMS:                   96 – Mike McKee

PP GOALS:           3 – MilesLiberati, J.J. Piccinich, Adam Pleskach

SH GOALS:           1– JaredThomas, Mike McKee

GW GOALS:         2 – MilesLiberati, Ian McNulty, Cory Ward, Robby Jackson, Adam Pleskach

SHOTS:                 154–Adam Pleskach  

WINS:                   10 – Devin Williams

GAA:                     2.74– Devin Williams

SAVE %:               .905–Devin Williams

* – Among active players

SPECIAL TEAMS

POWER PLAY:    Overall – 23/151 (15.2%) – 17th inthe ECHL

                               Last Week – 3/10 (30%)

PENALTY KILL:   Overall – 124/151 (80.4%) – 14th inthe ECHL

                             Last Week – 6/8 (75%)

Upcoming Home Games

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