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March 18, 2023
RUSH EDGE OILERS IN GOALTENDER DUEL
Riley Morris stops 37 of 39 in 3-1 loss to Rapid City
RAPID CITY, South Dakota —The Tulsa Oilers, proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks and the AHL’s San Diego Gulls, lost 3-1 to the Rapid City Rush at the Monument on Saturday night.
Zach Court scored the only goal of the opening period 8:33 in, slipping a chance through Riley Morris after a Logan Nelson crossbar denial caromed onto Court’s blade.
Blake Bennett notched his first professional goal 4:58 into the second, putting the Rush up 2-0. Eddie Matsushima halved Rapid City’s lead to 2-1, unleashing a wrister past Adam Carlson 2:43 into the back half of the game.
Marcinew netted his 28th of the season — an empty-net goal — to finalize the 3-1 Rush victory.
Tulsa looks to end the three-in-three weekend on a high note tomorrow, March 19 at the Monument at 5:05 p.m. CT.