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Week of December 5, 2016
OILERS TAKE THREE OF SIX POINTS LAST WEEK AGAINST ALLEN
Tulsa enjoys five days off before home-and-home weekend series with Missouri, including Oilers’ Teddy Bear Toss Friday.
OILERS RECORD: 15-6-2, 32 points (1st – Central Division, 1st – Western Conference)
LAST WEEK: 1-1-1
TUESDAY, NOV. 29 – ALLEN 1, TULSA 0 (OT) (BOK Center)
In a goaltender’s duel between Allen’s Riley Gill and Tulsa’s Colin Stevens, the two teams needed overtime to find a winner. After Stevens stopped two Americans’ breakaways in the extra period, Greger Hanson scored the game-winner to end the Oilers’ three-game winning streak.
FRIDAY, DEC. 2 – TULSA 4, ALLEN 2 (Allen Event Center – Allen, TX)
In the fourth meeting of the season and first in the Lone Star State, the Americans jumped out to a 1-0 lead after one, thanks to a power play goal by Spencer Asuchak. The Oilers scored three straight in the second period, as Ben Murphy started the scoring, and Dmitri Ognev and Chris Joyaux each tallied their first career goals. Allen added another power play goal late in the frame to cut Tulsa’s lead to 3-2. Goaltender Jamie Phillips and the Oilers’ penalty-killers stopped the Americans on two late power plays, and Danick Gauthier added an empty net goal to seal the win.
SATURDAY, DEC. 3 – ALLEN 4, TULSA 2 (Allen Event Center – Allen, TX)
Allen jumped out to a 2-0 first period lead Saturday, when Spencer Asuchak scored his second of the weekend, and Gary Steffes added a power play goal. Ben Murphy cut the Americans’ lead in half, which he would do again in the third period, after Jason Fram gave Allen a 3-1 lead on a wraparound goal before the second intermission. Murphy’s second goal made it 3-2 with 5:49 left in regulation, but Bryan Moore added an insurance goal for the Americans on a breakaway with 4:14 to play. Gill won his third game in the last four, while Stevens suffered the loss.
Friday, Dec. 9 – vs Missouri Mavericks, 7:05pm – Teddy Bear Toss/NWTF Jerseys (BOK Center)
Saturday, Dec. 10 – at Missouri Mavericks, 7:05pm – (Silverstein Eye Centers Arena – Independence, MO)
OIL PRODUCTION LEADERS
Goals: Adam Pleskach (10)
Assists: Christophe Lalancette (10)
Points: Pleskach (16)
Plus/Minus: Pleskach (+16)
Penalty Minutes: Emerson Clark** (57)
Shots on Goal: Pleskach (87)
Wins: Jamie Phillips (14)
GAA: Phillips (2.32)
Save %: Phillips (.925)
**- Returned to Chicago (AHL)
OILERS IN THE AHL
Dan DeSalvo is second on the Manitoba Moose with 14 points in just 11 games, and is tied for the team lead in goals (7). DeSalvo has points in six straight games and scored two goals, including the game-winner Sunday in Manitoba’s 5-4 victory over the Texas Stars…Kale Kessy picked up his first assist of the season for the Moose on Saturday against Texas. He has played in nine games for Manitoba…Emerson Clark has 1 assist in 4 games with the Chicago Wolves.
Goaltender Jamie Phillips has won his last three starts. His last regulation loss was November 16th against Rapid City…Phil Brewer, Eric Drapluk and Nolan Julseth-White are the only three Oilers who have played in all 23 games this season…Ben Murphy has 3 goals and a shootout winner in his last 5 games. He recorded his first multi-point game (2 goals) in Friday’s 4-2 loss at Allen…Phil Brewer has 3 assists in his last 2 games…Christophe Lalancette has a goal and 5 assists in his last 6 games.
Dennis Brown recorded his 50th ECHL assist Friday at Allen…Captain Nolan Julseth-White is 5 games from 250 as a pro, including his time in the ECHL, AHL and France…Danick Gauthier needs just 6 more ECHL games to reach 200 for his career…Dmitri Ognev and Chris Joyaux each recorded their first career ECHL goal Friday in Tulsa’s 4-2 win at Allen.
The Oilers are in first place in the Central Division and Western Conference with 32 points…Jamie Phillips leads all ECHL goaltenders in wins (14), minutes (1,035) and saves (495), and has the 9th best goals-against average (2.32)…Tulsa is 9-1-1 when scoring first and 10-2-0 when outshooting their opponent…The Oilers have the 5th fewest goals-against per game (2.74) and is 8-2-2 in 1-goal games…Tulsa’s power play (9.3%) and penalty kill (75%) are both 26th in the ECHL.
TEDDY BEAR TOSS – FRIDAY, DEC. 9
This Friday is the Oilers’ annual Teddy Bear Toss, when Tulsa hosts Missouri at 7:05pm at the BOK Center. Fans are encouraged to bring as many new teddy bears as they can carry to the game and can throw them onto the ice when the Oilers score their first goal. Teddy Bears will be donated to the Salvation Army.
NATIONAL WILD TURKEY FEDERATION JERSEYS – FRIDAY, DEC. 9
The Oilers will wear special jerseys Friday sponsored by the National Wild Turkey Federation. After the game, the jerseys will be auctioned off at the OneOK Club on the concourse level.