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Fort Worth uses shootout to best Tulsa, 5-4 (3-2 SO)
Story by Narrative Science.
Sy Nutkevitch netted the deciding goal for the Fort Worth Brahmas in the shootout as Brahmas prevailed over the Tulsa Oilers, 5-4 (3-2 SO).The shootout featured 12 attempts between both teams. Tulsa got shootout goals from Michel Beausoleil and Gary Steffes. Fort Worth's other shootout goals were scored by Brendon Hodge and Adam Hogg.
John Snowden had one goal and two assists to lead the Brahmas. Snowden scored 13:29 into the third period to make the score 4-4. Jake Morley picked up the assist.
Fort Worth excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in three chances. The Brahmas' goal total was higher than their season average. This season, Fort Worth averages 2.7 goals per contest. The Brahmas' defensemen bolstered Fort Worth's offensive attack, as they bombarded Shane Madolora with 16 shots. The Brahmas' offense was clicking better than usual and put 33 shots on goal during the game, better than the 18.8 shots per game they average.
Fort Worth additionally got points from Daniel Spivak, who also had one goal and two assists. Tomas Klempa also scored for Fort Worth. Other players who recorded assists for Fort Worth were Calin Wild, who had one.
The Oilers stifled Fort Worth's power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. By firing 33 shots on goal, Tulsa exceeded the 23.1 shots it averages per game this year.
The Oilers were helped by Beausoleil, who finished with one goal. Beausoleil scored 5:25 into the third period to make the score 4-3 Tulsa. Jeff Buvinow assisted on the tally. Tulsa also got points from Mike Ullrich, who also tallied one goal and one assist and Ryan Menei, who also grabbed one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Tulsa also got a goal from Ben Gordon as well. In addition, Tulsa received assists from Tyler Fleck, Drew Fisher, and Steffes, who each chipped in one.
Kristofer Westblom rejected 29 shots on goal for the Brahmas. Fort Worth incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors. Dan Bakala made 11 saves before being replaced by Madolora, who took the otl and made 17 saves. Tulsa incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors.