LATE FLURRY NOT ENOUGH FOR COMEBACK
Oilers fall 4-3 to first-place Idaho
TULSA, Okla. —The Tulsa Oilers, proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks and the AHL’s San Diego Gulls, lost 4-3 to the Idaho Steelheads on Friday night at the BOK Center
Neither team found the back of the net in the first period.
A.J. White deflected a Matt Register changeup 3:27 into the middle frame on the power play to open the scoring. Wade Murphy added his 10th of the season with 1:42 remaining in the second, setting the score 2-0 in Idaho’s favor through two periods.
Idaho scored its third deflection goal of the game via Ryan Dmowski 11:13 into the final frame, bringing the Steelheads ahead by three goals. Zane Franklin sniped home the eventual game-winning goal 12:28 into the third. Tag Bertuzzi answered with the Oilers first goal, a powerful jam play on the power play to make it 4-1 in Idaho’s favor. Eddie Matsushima cut Idaho’s lead in half 1:41 after, roofing an in-tight chance over Remi Porier. Justin Bean followed up 39 seconds later with the final goal of the night, closing the Steelheads’ 4-3 victory.
The Oilers host Idaho again tomorrow, Feb. 4 for Pink in the Rink Night, presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma and benefiting Joy in the Cause at 7:05 p.m.
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