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Tulsa vanquishes Wichita in shootout, 4-3 (3-2 SO)
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The Tulsa Oilers and the Wichita Thunder both failed to score in overtime, but Tulsa won the game 4-3 (3-2 SO) after Blair Macaulay's deciding goal in the shootout.The shootout lasted for 10 attempts between the teams. Wichita's shootout goals were scored by Ian Lowe and RG Flath. The Oilers' other shootout goals were scored by Ryan Menei and Drew Fisher.
Tulsa came back from a three-goal deficit to capture the victory. The Oilers was down 3-0 after a short handed goal by the Thunder's Jon Booras at 13:35 in the second period. Tulsa knotted things up at 3-3 on a short handed goal by Michel Beausoleil at 13:11 in the third period.
Macaulay had one goal and one assist to lead the Oilers. Macaulay scored 13:59 into the second period to make the score 3-1 Wichita. Jarred Mohr assisted on the tally.
Tulsa put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Wichita to score on any of its five power plays. The Oilers could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 19 minutes in penalties during the game. Tulsa's offense was clicking better than usual and put 35 shots on goal during the game, better than the 24.4 shots per game it averages.
The Oilers were led by Macaulay, who registered one goal and one assist. Tulsa additionally got points from Beausoleil, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Tulsa also got a goal from Nathan Lutz as well. More assists for Tulsa came via Menei and Ben Gordon, who contributed one each.
The Thunder's penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on three Tulsa power plays.
Wichita was led by Jon Madden, who racked up one goal and one assist. Madden scored 10:43 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Wichita. Flath picked up the assist. Matt Summers also scored for Wichita. In addition, Wichita received assists from Tomas Klempa, who had two.
Shane Madolora made 25 saves for Tulsa on 28 shots. Taylor Nelson rejected 31 shots on goal for the Thunder. Wichita ended with 15 minutes in penalty time with five minors and one major.