OILERS EXTEND SEASON-HIGHPOINT STREAK, FALL IN OVERTIME TO KALAMAZOO
MathesonIacopelli scored two huge goals to beat the Oilers 4-3 in overtime.
TULSA, OK — The Oilers went to overtime with the KalamazooWings for the third time this season, extending their point streak to six gamesbefore eventually came up short, falling 4-3 at the BOK Center on Saturday
Eric Kattelus ended the weekend’s special teamsdrought, tapping in Austin Farley’s feed on the back door just 6:51 into theframe. Robby Jackson collected the puck on the right wing half-wall,finding Steven Ruggiero, who caught and ripped the puck past JakeHildebrand to tie the game at the 14:16 mark of the first period.
Garret Ross scored his second of the weekend 2:26into the middle frame to give the Wings their second lead of the night, andMatt Van Voorhis orchestrated the goal, giving him assists on back-to-back Rossgoals. Charlie Sampair blew by the Kalamazoo defense before beating hisformer teammate Jake Hildebrand on the breakaway 2:49 past the halfway mark ofthe game.
CoryWardripped a shot from the slot into the roof of the net just 1:48 into the finalperiod to give the Oilers their first lead of the game. The Oilers only allowedthree shots in the period, but Matheson Iacopelli tied the game on thebreakaway with 5:57 remaining. The goal was the last of regulation, meaning allthree games between these two squads this season went to overtime.
Iacopelli was the Wings’ hero once again, scoring onthe breakaway just 40 seconds into overtime to give the Wings the win on thenight.
The Oilers will look to extend their season highsix-game point streak tomorrow against the Idaho Steelheads at the BOK Center.As with all Sunday games, the contest will start at 4:05 p.m., and fans will beable to skate with the players at the conclusion of the game.
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