OILERS TIE GAME IN FINALMINUTE BEFORE FALLING IN OVERTIME
TheOilers forced overtime with 45 seconds left before losing to Kansas City 2-1.
INDEPENDENCE, MO — The Oilers lost 2-1 in overtime atSilverstein Eye Centers Arena on Friday. The Oilers tied the contest in thefinal minute, but allowed the game-winning goal with 13 seconds remaining inovertime.
Mavericks newcomer Matt Schmalz opened the scoringearly in the game, tipping home a Rocco Carzo power play chance just 3:38 intothe game. Kansas City dominated the shots early in the contest under new headcoach Kohl Schultz, but the Oilers exited the frame out shooting Kansas City9-8.
Both goaltenders had a light load in the secondperiod. Parsons stopped six of six shots, and Olle Eriksson Ek saved all sevenchances thrown his way.
Parsons looked destined for the shutout, but AdamPleskach tipped a point shot from J.J. Piccinich on a six-on-four power playwith 45 seconds remaining. The goal was Tulsa’s first power play goal sinceJan. 12, and it gave Tulsa points in eight of their last nine games.
The goalies shined once again in the overtimeperiod. Eriksson Ek was especially impressive, stopping eight of nine shotsbefore being foiled by a back-door tap in from rookie forward Bryan Lemos withjust 13.3 seconds until a shootout.
Tulsa returns to Silverstein Eye Centers Arenatomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 1 for a rematch against the Mavericks.
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