FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Week of February 13, 2017
OILERS CONTINUE PIVOTAL EIGHT-GAME HOME STAND THIS WEEKEND
Tulsa prepares for three games in three days this weekend against Rapid City, Indy and Wichita as playoff race heats up.
OILERS RECORD: 24-24-5, 53 points (4th – Central Division, 9th – Western Conference)
LAST WEEK: 0-1-1
FRIDAY, FEB. 10 – MISSOURI 3, TULSA 0 (BOK Center)
The Oilers generated a season-high 53 shots Friday in the first of two meetings with the Mavericks last weekend, including a season-best 28 in the second period, but were shutout by Missouri goaltender Eamon McAdam. Tulsa goaltender Colin Stevens was on his game as well, as the only shot that beat him was a Mavericks power play goal from Dane Fox 5:45 into the third period that deflected in off of a skate. Fox and Reed Seckel each added late empty-net goals for Missouri.
SATURDAY, FEB. 11 – MISSOURI 4, TULSA 3, OT (BOK Center)
In a game that saw several lead changes, Missouri struck first with 15 seconds left in the first period when the puck went off of a skate and into the net behind a net-mouth collision. Tulsa scored twice in the latter half of the second period to jump in front 2-1. Christophe Lalancette provided the first goal, before Kale Kessy tallied the go-ahead goal with 1:19 left in the frame. The Mavericks received back-to-back goals in the third period from Radoslav Illo, to move back into the lead 3-2, before Tulsa’s Danick Paquette tied the score on a scramble in front of the net with 1:12 left in regulation to force overtime. In the extra period, Dane Fox snapped a shot over the glove of Colin Stevens with 1:05 left to win it for Missouri.
Friday, Feb. 17 – vs. Rapid City Rush, 7:05pm – Safelite Adult Jersey Giveaway (BOK Center)
Saturday, Feb. 18 – vs. Indy Fuel, 7:05pm – (BOK Center)
Sunday, Feb. 19 – vs. Wichita Thunder, 4:05pm – Postgame Skate with the Players (BOK Center)
OIL PRODUCTION LEADERS
Goals: Emerson Clark (15)*
Assists: Phil Brewer (20)
Points: Brewer (31)
Plus/Minus: Nolan Julseth-White (+9)
Penalty Minutes: Clark (158)*
Power Play Goals: Wes Cunningham, Darcy Murphy, Garrett Ladd (3)
Short Handed Goals: Clark (3)*
Game Winning Goals: Pleskach, Ladd, Tyson Wilson, Danick Gauthier (2)
Shots on Goal: Brewer (136)
Wins: Jamie Phillips (19)**
GAA: Phillips (2.63)**
Save %: Phillips (.913)**
* Recalled to Chicago (AHL)
** Recalled to Manitoba (AHL)
OILERS IN THE AHL
Manitoba Moose forward Dan DeSalvo scored the winning shootout goal in a 2-1 victory at Cleveland on Sunday afternoon. DeSalvo leads the Moose with 12 goals in 38 games, and is second with 23 points (12g, 11a)… Goaltender Jamie Phillips has appeared in one game since his call-up to Manitoba, a 5-4 loss February 4th vs San Jose, where he stopped 34 of 38 shots he faced… Forward Alexandre Ranger has one goal in six games since signing a tryout agreement with the St. John’s IceCaps on January 6th.
Veteran defenseman Wes Cunningham has recorded points in four of his last five games (2g, 3a)… Garrett Ladd has 22 shots on goal over the last five games, averaging over four per game… Tyson Fawcett has points in four of his last six games (2g, 3a)… Danick Paquette has four points (2g, 2a) in the last three games… Colin Stevens has made five consecutive starts for Tulsa, his longest such streak since joining the Oilers.
Of the Oilers next nine games, only one is against a team currently in a playoff spot (February 24th vs Allen)… 14 of Tulsa’s last 19 games in the regular season will be played against Allen, Missouri or Wichita… The Oilers have the 3rd best average attendance in the ECHL (5,530)… Forward Reid Halabi is tops among ECHL rookies with 150 penalty minutes in just 18 games… Tulsa is 12-4-1 against Central Division opponents this season, but 9-17-4 against teams from the West’s Mountain Division… Saturday’s overtime loss to Missouri was just the second time all season that the Oilers have been defeated when leading after two periods (16-0-2).
SAFELITE ADULT JERSEY GIVEAWAY – FRIDAY, FEB. 17
The first 1,000 adults into the BOK Center on Friday to see the Oilers take on the Rapid City Rush will receive a Replica Tulsa Oilers Jersey, presented by Safelite Auto Glass. The gates open at 6pm, with game time scheduled for 7:05. Safelite will also be hosting a food drive to benefit the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. Each food item donated will earn a raffle ticket for a drawing to win a team autographed Oilers jersey. There will also be limited edition special event pucks available for purchase, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Food Bank.