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October 29, 2018
OILERS SWEEP KANSAS CITY AND WICHITA
Tulsa enters final week of eight-game home stand 4-0-1 to start the season after wins over Mavericks and Thunder.
OVERALL RECORD: 4-0-1
LAST WEEK: 2-0-0
Friday, Oct. 26 – Tulsa 4, Kansas City 1 (BOK Center) | Box Score
>> The Tulsa Oilers stayed unbeaten in regulation by knocking off the Kansas City Mavericks 4-1 in the first meeting of the season between the two rivals. After a scoreless opening frame, Tulsa scored back-to-back second period goals. Rookie defenseman Kyle Rhodes gave the Oilers a 1-0, followed by the eventual game-winner from captain Adam Pleskach. The Mavericks only goal came on a late power play in the middle frame, but Tulsa added some insurance when Roman Ammirato scored 1:46 into the final stanza. Alex Kromm made it 4-1 late in the game when he forced Kansas City into an own goal on a clearing attempt that went off a Mavericks skate.
Saturday, Oct. 27 – Tulsa 2, Wichita 1 (OT) (BOK Center) | Box Score
>> The Oilers returned to the BOK Center the next night and thoroughly manhandled the Wichita Thunder in a game where it didn’t reflect on the scoreboard. Tulsa outshot Wichita 17-5 in the opening period, but the Thunder led 1-0 after one thanks to a short-handed goal. The Oilers tied the game at 1-1 on a delayed penalty when Jared Thomas blasted a shot from the point through a screen. Wichita stole a single point when the game went to overtime after a scoreless third period due to a 53-save outing from goaltender Shane Starrett, but Tulsa got the last laugh when Charlie Sampair scored 15 seconds into the extra period. Rookie goalie Evan Fitzpatrick stopped 15 of 16 shots for his first pro win.
THE WEEK AHEAD
Thursday, Nov. 1 – Rapid City vs. Tulsa, 7:05pm – BOK Center (Tulsa, OK)
Friday, Nov. 2 – Rapid City vs. Tulsa, 7:05pm – BOK Center (Tulsa, OK)
Saturday, Nov. 3 – Rapid City vs. Tulsa, 7:05pm – BOK Center (Tulsa, OK)
- Stephen Perfetto picked up two assists on Tulsa’s two goals Saturday in his debut.
- Scott Moldenhauer is first among ECHL rookie defenseman with a +7 rating.
- Devin Williams won his first three starts (3-0-0) for the second straight season.
- Tulsa has allowed just one goal in three of the team’s first five games.
- The Oilers outshot Wichita 22-2 in the second period Saturday and 54-16 in the game.
- Tulsa is one of three ECHL teams (Jacksonville and Utah) without a regulation loss.
POINTS: 6 – Adam Pleskach, Ryan Tesink
GOALS: 3 – Peter Sivak, Jared Thomas
ASSISTS: 5 – Ryan Tesink
PLUS/MINUS: +7 – Scott Moldenhauer
PIMS: 8 – Alex Kromm
PP GOALS: 1 – Ryan Tesink
SH GOALS: 1 – Peter Sivak
GW GOALS: 1 – Adam Pleskach, Charlie Sampair, Peter Sivak, Jared Thomas
SHOTS: 26 – Adam Pleskach
WINS: 3 – Devin Williams
GAA: 2.00 – Devin Williams
SAVE %: .933 – Devin Williams
POWER PLAY: Overall – 1/22 (4.5%)
Last Week – 0/11 (0%)
PENALTY KILL: Overall – 14/18 (77.8%)
Last Week – 7/8 (87.5%)
Six Oilers players have started the season on a point-per-game pace, including Adam Pleskach (2g, 4a in 5 games), Ryan Tesink (1g, 5a in 5 games), Peter Sivak (3g, 2a in 5 games), Jared Thomas (3g, 2a in 5 games), Alex Kromm (2g, 2a in 4 games), and Stephen Perfetto (2a in 1 game)…Thursday is $1 Beer Night at the BOK Center when the Oilers host Rapid City at 7:05pm. $1 beers will be sold at designated concession stands on the concourse…Saturday is St. Louis Blues Affiliation Night, as the Oilers will wear special Blues-themed jerseys in the series finale against the Rush.