THREE UNANSWERED GOALS PROPEL OILERS TO OVERTIME WIN OVER GRIZZLIES
Oilers win third-straight game, Gage Alexander earns second win in as many starts
TULSA, Okla. —The Tulsa Oilers, proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks and the AHL’s San Diego Gulls and powered by Community Care, collected their third-straight win on Friday Night at the BOK Center, defeating the Utah Grizzlies 3-2 in overtime.
The first period saw a combined 26 shots, with the Oilers leading 16-10. However, neither team produced a goal.
Nathan Burke broke the deadlock, finishing a breakaway backhander to put Utah up 1-0 just 25 seconds into the frame. Brett Stapley picked up his 10th of the campaign — wiring a shot from the slot to put the Grizzlies up 2-0. Jarod Hilderman cut the score to 2-1, blasting a right-point, power-play one timer past Will Cranley with 4:53 left in the second period.
Carson Focht leveled the game 2-2 1:49 into the third period, following up on a chance from Dallas Comeau and Anthony Costantini. Neither team would find another third-frame tally, forcing overtime.
Eddie Matsushima and Costantini linked up for the overtime game winner 3:14 into the bonus frame, giving the Oilers three unanswered goals to secure three consecutive wins.
The Oilers host the Grizzlies again tomorrow, Feb. 3 at 7:05 p.m. at the BOK Center.
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