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OIL DROPS TULSA OILERS WEEKLY REPORT — Jan. 8

Monday, January 8th
OIL DROPS TULSA OILERS WEEKLY REPORT — Jan. 8

OILERS STEADY SHIP WITH PAIR OF WINS AGAINST RAPID CITY BEFORE HOSTING IOWA HEARTLANDERS NEXT WEEK 

The Oilers snapped a seven-game losing streak by winning back-to-back games against the Rush in a four-game week, including a 3-0 shutout win in front of the largest ECHL crowd of the season and third-largest in league history. The Oilers now host Iowa for the first time in franchise history on Friday and Saturday


 

OVERALL RECORD: 15-15-3-0 (33 points, Fourth in Mountain Division, third on percentage)
 

LAST WEEK:  2-2-0-0 


 

FAST FACTS

 

·  Eddie Matsushima is on a three-game point streak (3G, 2A) since returning from injury 

. Karl Boudrias recorded a Gordie Howe Hattrick on Jan. 5

. Calle Clang earned the Oilers first shutout since April 15, 2022 on Jan. 6
. Brayden Sherbinin scored his first goal as an Oiler on Jan. 7 

. Michael Farren has four assists in his last four games 

. Duggie Lagrone has points in back-to-back games (1G, 1A), including the GWG on Jan. 6

. Mike McKee recorded his 100th professional point on Jan. 6

. Tyler Poulsen has three goals in his last three games  

. Anthony Costantini scored his first professional goal on Jan. 5

. Jarod Hilderman picked up his 50th professional point (SPHL included) on Jan. 6

. Dallas Comeau recorded his first two Oilers assists on the week 

. Kalvyn Watson scored goals in back-to-back games (Jan. 3, Jan. 5)

. Dante Sheriff logged his first multi-assist game of the season on Jan. 5

. Kyle Crnkovic earned two points (1G, 1A) on Jan. 7 

. Luka Profaca will represent the Oilers at the 2024 Warrior/ECHL All-Star Classic on Jan. 15

. The Oilers host the Iowa Heartlanders for the first time in franchise history on Jan. 12, 13.


 

TEAM TRENDS

 

. The Oilers are 3-1-0-0 against Rapid City this season. 

. The Oilers are 11-1-3-0 when scoring four or more goals 

. The Oilers are 8-2-2-0 when leading after one period 

. Tulsa is 15-7-3-0 when scoring three or more goals 

Tulsa has not lost in regulation when leading after two periods (11-0-2-0)

. The Oilers average 36.27 shots per game, ranking third in the league
 

LAST WEEK’S GAMES

 

            Wednesday, Jan. 3—CUTX Event Center — Allen Americans

·     Americans won 5-2  

·     The Oilers outshot the Americans 38-27 

·     The game entered the third period tied 2-2 

·     Dallas Comeau earned his first point as on Oiler, assisting Alec Butcher's goal 19:30 into the first period

·      Kalvyn Watson scored on the power play 

.    Easton Brodzinski scored twice for Allen 

.    Both teams went 1/4 on the power play and 3/4 on the penalty kill

 

Friday, Jan. 5— BOK Center —Rapid City Rush

·       Oilers won 6-3

·       Tulsa outshot Rapid City 49-24

.     Tyler Poulsen scored two goals 

·       Anthony Costantini scored his first professional goal 

·       Kalvyn Watson scored his second goal in as many games 

·       Karl Boudrias recorded a Gordie Howe Hat Trick 

.     Eddie Matsushima tallied two points (1G, 1A) in his first game back since Nov. 26. 

.     Dante Sheriff recorded his first two-assist game of the season 

·       Tulsa went 0/3 on the power play and 1/2 on the penalty kill 

 

Saturday, Jan. 6— BOK Center — Rapid City Rush 

·       Oilers won 3-0, the fifth-straight three-goal win against the Rush 

.     The 16,709 fans in attendance were the third-most in ECHL history, the most in the league this season and the second-largest at the BOK Center in the Oilers era (16,759) (Note, the BOK Center no longer seats 16,759 when configured for hockey) 
 

·     The Oilers outshot Rapid City 44-32

.     Anaheim Ducks prospect Calle Clang recorded a 32-save shutout in his Oilers debut, the first for Tulsa since April 15, 2022 
 

·       Duggie Lagrone scored the game-winning goal 

·       Mike McKee recorded his 100th career point

·       Eddie Matsushima scored two goals 
.    Yaroslav Yevdokimov recorded and assist for the second consecutive game
.     Michael Farren recorded his fourth assist of the week 

 

·       Tulsa went 0/5 on the power play and 2/2 on the penalty kill


 

Sunday, Jan. 7— BOK Center —Rapid City Rush

·       The Rush won 4-3

·       Tulsa outshot Rapid City 42-26

.     Tyler Poulsen scored his third game of the week 

·       Kyle Crnkovic recorded a two-point game (1G, 1A)

·       Alec Butcher reached a four-game point streak with an assist 

·       Eddie Matsushima earned one assist to give him a three-game point streak 

.    Blake Bennett scored two goals, including the game winner for Rapid City 

. Matt Radomsky made 39 saves on 42 shots for the Rush 

.     The Oilers found the back of the net as time expired, but the goal was waved off 

·       Tulsa went 0/5 on the power play and 4/4 on the penalty kill 


 


 


 

THIS WEEK’S GAMES (All Times CT) 

 

Friday, Jan. 12 vs Iowa — BOK Center — 7:05 p.m.
 

 

Saturday, Jan.13 vs Iowa— BOK Center —  7:05 p.m. 

 



 

STATISTICAL LEADERS 
 

 

POINTS:               25 - Kyle Crnkovic 

GOALS:                 14–  Tyler Poulsen

ASSISTS:               17 - Kyle Crnkovic 

PLUS/MINUS:    +13 - Mike McKee 

PIMS:                   34 – Mike McKee, Kylor Wall  

PP GOALS:           3 - Luka Profaca 

SH GOALS:           1 - Michael Farren, Eddie Matsushima, Jaxsen Wiebe 

GW GOALS:         2 - Eddie Matsushima, Kishaun Gervais, Jimmy Lodge  

SHOTS:                 95 – Carson Focht 

WINS:                   7 -  Julian Junca  

GAA:                     2.05 – Calle Clang 

SAVE %:               .931 –  Calle Clang 

 

SPECIAL TEAMS

 

POWER PLAY:    Overall —  17/106 (16%) (24th) 

                                Last Week –1/16 (6.25%)

 

PENALTY KILL:   Overall – 84/108 (77.8%) (19th)

                              Last Week – 11/13 (84.6%)

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