OILERS WIN FIFTH-STRAIGHT GAME, DEFEAT RAPID CITY 4-1
Tulsa wins their league-leading, fifth-straight game, remaining undefeated in 2021 with a 4-1 win in Rapid City
RAPID CITY, SD— The Oilers continued their hot roll in 2021, defeating Rapid City 4-1 at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center on Friday.
The Oilers played another opening period without scoring or allowing a goal. The opening half of the frame saw three total penalties, with Rapid City going 0/2 on the man advantage, and Tulsa failing to find the back of the net on their lone power play. The Oilers won the shots battle 12-7.
Danny Moynihan scored the first goal of the contest, collecting his team-leading sixth goal of the year 51 seconds into the middle period. Rookie Max Golod worked his pointstreak to three-straight games with the primary assist on the goal. Gregg Burmaster found his fourth goal of the season, tucking the puck inside the right post and past Gordon Defiel. At the 13:27 mark, bringing the game to
2-0. Charlie Sampair extended the Oilers’ lead to 3-0 18:20 into the second period, tipping a point shot for his 150th career ECHL point.
Tyler Coulter stuffed home a loose puck during a frantic, net-mouth scramble on the power play, bringing the game to 3-1 — ending the Rush’s scoring drought with 3:51 left in the contest. Tulsa restored their three-goal lead with 91 seconds remaining when Darby Llewellyn potted an empty-net goal against his former team to close out the scoring at 4-1.
The reigning Warrior Hockey/ECHL Goaltender of the Week, Roman Durny, steered aside 24 of 25 shots to pick up his third-straight win. Burmaster earned first-star honors, tallying the game-winning goal and two assists.
The Oilers continue their three-in-three weekend in the Black Hills, squaring off against the Rush at 8:05 p.m. CT tomorrow. Tulsa will close out the weekend with a 5:05 p.m. matinee game at Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.