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January 20, 2018
OILERS’ COMEBACK TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE ON PINK NIGHT
Tulsa battled back from a 4-1 deficit in the third period, but fall 4-3 to the Idaho Steelheads.
TULSA, OK – The Tulsa Oilers scratched and clawed back from a 4-1 deficit Saturday, but came up short in a 4-3 loss to the Idaho Steelheads at the BOK Center.
The Oilers struck first on an early power play, when Garrett Ladd fired a wrist shot past Philippe Desrosiers from the top of the right circle 2:38 into the first period. But Idaho’s captain, Jefferson Dahl tallied two consecutive goals to put the Steelheads ahead 2-1 through 20 minutes, including a goal late in a 5-on-3 man-advantage.
After a long scoreless stretch in the second period, Justin Parizek put the Steelheads ahead 3-1 when he found the net on a 2-on-1 rush, before Charlie Dodero snuck a shot through a screen past Tulsa goaltender Jake Hildebrand to make it 4-1.
Hildebrand stopped all 16 shots in the third period, while Adam Pleskach contributed a power play goal and Justin Selman followed suit to make things interested late. Conner Bleackleyassisted on all three Oilers goals. Tulsa’s comeback came up short at the end, as the Steelheads hung on for the weekend sweep.
The Oilers finish off the weekend with a Sunday afternoon tilt at 4:05pm on the York Plumbing Ice at the BOK Center against the Colorado Eagles. Fans will opportunity to skate with the players after the game. A limited number of skates will be available for rent, but fans are encouraged to bring their own skates if they wish. Tickets are available by calling 918-632-7825 or visiting www.tulsaoilers.com.