OILERS DOWN KOMETS THANKS TO PLESKACH HAT TRICK
TwoOilers accounted for five of six goals in a 6-3 victory in Fort Wayne.
Fort Wayne, IN — RobbyJackson and Adam Pleskachcombined to score five goals in what was a 6-3 victory for the Oilers atMemorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, IN on Saturday.
Tulsa hung the first and last goal of the openingperiod 4:46 into the game. Robby Jackson snagged a stretch pass from JakeClifford before cutting into the Fort Wayne zone and pulling a beautifulbackhand-forehand move to beat Patrick Munson.
Adam Pleskach forced a turnover in the neutral zone,creating a two-on-one with Jack Nevins. Pleskach held onto thepuck, looking off Munson before rifling home his 14th of the year 2:51 into thesecond period. Drake Rymsha blasted a low puck past Olle Eriksson Ek tocut the Oilers lead down to 2-1 8:43 into the middle frame. Determined torestore their initial lead, the Oilers pulled ahead by two goals with just 1:07left in the second period. Deven Sideroff tapped home the final leg of atic-tac-toe play that was started by Miles Liberati and was bridged by RobbyJackson.
The third period saw tons of action. Jacksongave the Oilers a three-goal lead when he batted the puck over Munson 6:12 intothe final period. Pleskach joined the two-goal club at the 10:55 mark ofthe period when Ian McNulty forced a turnover before serving the puck tothe Oilers’ captain on a tee. Brett McKenzie answered just 19 seconds laterwith his 17th of the season, tucking the puck inside the post and past ErikssonEk to bring the game to 5-2. The Komets found the back of the net on theirnext shot as well. Taylor Doherty ripped a blast from the point 11:36 into thethird period to cut the Oilers lead to 5-3. Pleskach completed his hat trick with less than five minutesremaining to close out the scoring. Liberati hit the post from the blueline, which allowed Pleskach to tap the puck over the line.
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