FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 11, 2019

OILERS CLOSE IN ON PLAYOFF SPOT

Tulsa travels to Allen Tuesday and Kansas City Saturday and is within striking distance of first place in tight division race.

OVERALL RECORD:  34-21-6  (74 points, 2ndin Mountain Division)

LAST WEEK:  0-1-0

RESULTS

Saturday, Mar. 9 – Allen 3, Tulsa 2  (Allen Event Center – Allen, TX)Box Score

>> The Tulsa Oilers faced-off against the Allen Americans in the only game of the week Saturday at the Allen Event Center. While Tulsa jumped out to a 16-7 shots advantage in the opening frame, they fell behind when Allen scored with 2:49 left in the period. Adam Pleskachtied the score at 1-1 in the first seven minutes of the middle stanza when he deflected in a power play goal. But Allen went back ahead with a late power play goal of their own with 2:32 left. The Americans added a second power play tally midway through the third to make it 3-1. Eric Draplukscored Tulsa’s second goal on a man-advantage, but the Oilers couldn’t find the equalizer in the last 4:56 of regulation.

THE WEEK AHEAD

Tuesday, Mar. 12– Tulsa AT Allen, 7:05 p.m. – Allen Event Center (Allen, TX)

Saturday, Mar. 16– Tulsa AT Kansas City, 7:05 p.m. – Silverstein Eye Centers Arena (Independence, MO)

FAST FACTS

  • Eric Drapluk has scored 3 of his 6 goals this season against Allen.
  • Adam Pleskachscored his 8thpower play goal since the beginning of February Saturday night.
  • Jared Thomashas a 4-game assist streak, with two more assists Saturday.

TEAM TRENDS

  • The Oilers’ magic number to clinch a playoff spot is 5 points (3 wins or Wichita losses).
  • Tulsa is 10-3-0 against Allen this season with one game remaining against the Americans Tuesday.
  • The Oilers have the best record (32-15-4) against Mountain division opponents.

STATISTICAL LEADERS

POINTS:               62 – Adam Pleskach

GOALS:                 32 – Adam Pleskach

ASSISTS:               33 – Jared Thomas

PLUS/MINUS:    +19 – Steven Kaunisto

PIMS:                   162 – Mike McKee

PP GOALS:          12 – Adam Pleskach

SH GOALS:          2 – Ryan Tesink, Jared Thomas

GW GOALS:        7 – Charlie Sampair

SHOTS:                 264 – Adam Pleskach

WINS:                   16 – Devin Williams

GAA:                     1.95 – Ian Keserich

SAVE %:               .929 – Ian Keserich

SPECIAL TEAMS

POWER PLAY:    Overall – 38/269 (14.1%) – 23rdin the ECHL

                                Last Week – 2/6  (33.3%)

PENALTY KILL:   Overall – 198/238  (83.2%) – 9thin the ECHL

                                Last Week – 4/6  (66.7%)

LAST DROPS

Adam Pleskachis 2ndin the ECHL with 32 goals, 4thwith 62 points and tied for 2ndwith 12 power play goals… Charlie Sampairiis tied for 2ndwith 7 game-winning goals… Ryan Tesink is 19thin points (54)… Devin Williams is 3rdin the ECHL in goals-against average (2.21)… Dylan Bredois 5thamong league defensemen in assists (30) and 10thin points (34)… Steven Kaunisto is 2ndamong defensemen with 4 game-winning goals… Jared Thomasis tied for 3rdamong rookies with 51 points and tied for 2ndin assists (33).

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