OILERS ROUT RUSH IN 5-1 OUTING
Oilers extend win streak to four, hold Rapid City to single-digit shots in all three periods in biggest win of the season
RAPID CITY, SD — The Oilers picked up their fourth consecutive win, defeating Rapid City 5-1 at Rushmore Plaza Civic Center on Friday night.
The Oilers scored the opening goal in Rapid City for the second-straight night. Alex Brooks corralled a failed clearance at the top of the power-play umbrella before finding Garret Cockerill in the left circle, allowing the defenseman to blast his second goal of the season past Gordon Defiel 12:40 into the game. Charlie Sampair forced a turnover below the left circle of the Rush zone, finding Danny Moynihan who roofed an in-tight chance over Defiel, giving the Oilers a 2-0 lead into the first intermission.
Brooks wasted no time in extending the Oilers lead to three, depositing the puck behind Defiel just 1:01 into the middle frame. The quick goal forced a goaltending change from the Rush, introducing Adam Carlson to the game. 12:32 into the period, Tyler Kobryn picked off a pass between the circles, sniping Carlson for his first professional goal. Cockerill scored his second goal of the game 2:22 later, beating Carlson from the circle, bringing the game 5-0 in Tulsa’s favor.
The third period saw an early goal as well, this one courtesy of Tyler Coulter, closing the scoring out at 5-1 with 19:03 left in the game.
Tulsa close out a three-game week against the Rush tomorrow night at Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. The final game of the week will start at 8:05 p.m. CT. The Oilers will return to the BOK Center for three games next week, starting off on Wednesday, Feb. 17 against Kansas City at 7:05 p.m.
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