OILERS FALL TO AMERICANS
The Allen Americans scored five unanswered goals en route to 5-2 final
TULSA, Okla. —The Tulsa Oilers, proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks and the AHL’s San Diego Gulls, lost 5-2 to the Allen Americans on Sunday evening at the BOK Center.
Alex Kromm kicked off the scoring with his 95th professional point, bouncing the puck off an Allen defenseman 8:51 in. Alex Gilmour set the Oilers up 2-0, beating Luke Peressini through the five hole 1:38 past the midway mark of the period. Hank Crone halved the score to 2-1, tucking a breakaway beyond Riley Morris for his league-leading 49th goal of the season. Colton Hargrove tied the game 2-2 heading into the intermission with a power-play goal with 1:09 left in the period.
Stefan Fournier scored his 12th goal of the season 5:44 into the second — the eventual game-winning goal. Jay Novak closed the second period, converting a turnover deep in the zone with 15.2 seconds remaining in the frame to put Allen up 4-2 heading into the third period.
Jack Combs scored an empty-net goal with 1:41 remaining to finalize the score line 5-2 in Allen’s favor.
The Oilers head on the road for the final three games of the season, starting with a battle against the Grizzlies, Wednesday, April 12 at 8:05 p.m. CT at the Maverik Center in West Valley City, Utah.