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Tulsa downs Wichita, 7-4
Story by Narrative Science.
The Tulsa Oilers won 7-4 over the Wichita Thunder.
Tulsa surpassed its usual scoring output this season. The Oilers have scored at the pace of 3.2 goals per game during the current campaign. By firing 31 shots on goal, Tulsa exceeded the 26.1 shots it averages per game this year.
The Oilers were led by Brandon Coccimiglio, who finished with two goals and one assist. Coccimiglio scored the first of his two goals at 13:26 into the second period to make the score 3-1 Wichita. Adam Pleskach picked up the assist. Coccimiglio's next tally made the score 7-4 Tulsa with 13 seconds left in the third period. Kyle Bochek provided the assist. Tulsa additionally got points from Bochek, who also tallied one goal and two assists, Todd Robinson, who also had one goal and one assist, and Michel Beausoleil, who also registered one goal and one assist. Tulsa also got a goal from Eric Tallent as well. Other players who recorded assists for Tulsa were B Macaulay, who had two and Macaulay, Jake Obermeyer, Drew Fisher, Shane Madolora, and Craig Cescon, who each chipped in one.
Wichita's offense was clicking better than usual and put 29 shots on goal during the game, better than the 24.3 shots per game it averages. Team's forwards weren't the only contributers offensively, and the team's defensemen showcased their scoring touch with two goals.
The Thunder were led by Tomas Klempa, who tallied one goal and two assists. Klempa scored 17:43 into the second period to make the score 4-2 Wichita. Jon Booras picked up the assist. Wichita also had goals scored by RG Flath, who had one and Andrew Martens, who had two. In addition, Wichita received assists from Nick McParland, who had one and Jesse Dudas and Thomas Beauregard, who each chipped in two.
Tulsa took out Ross MacKinnon after he had made five saves and installed Madolora in goal, where he finished with 20 saves and the win. The Oilers totaled 15 minutes in penalty time with five minors and one major and went 2-for-4 on the power play. Wichita's starting goalie, Taylor Nelson, made 23 saves and finished with the loss before he was taken out in favor of Torrie Jung, who stopped one shot. The Thunder totaled 15 minutes in penalty time with five minors and one major and went 1-for-4 on the power play.