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Tulsa outlasts Wichita, 4-2
Story by Narrative Science.
The Tulsa Oilers and the Wichita Thunder were evenly matched throughout their contest, but Tulsa made the most of its opportunities and won, 4-2.
Neither team gained more than a two-goal lead, and Drew Fisher's goal in the third period proved to be the difference maker.
The Oilers were led by Fisher, who tallied one goal and one assist. Fisher scored short handed 15:25 into the third period to make the score 3-2 Tulsa. Tulsa played down a man on Ryan Menei's tripping.
The 28 shots that the Oilers put on net surpassed Tulsa's average of 20.3 shots per game this season.
Tulsa also got points from Menei, who also racked up one goal and one assist and Michel Beausoleil, who also had one goal and one assist. Patrick Schafer also scored for Tulsa. More assists for Tulsa came via Ryan Cramer, who had one and Ben Gordon, who had two.
Wichita stifled the Oilers' power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man.
The Thunder were helped by Dustin Donaghy, who registered one goal. Donaghy scored 10:13 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Wichita. Kevin Young provided the assist. Wichita also got a goal from Matt Robinson as well. In addition, Wichita received assists from Ian Lowe, Les Reaney, and Andrew Martens, who each chipped in one.
Shane Madolora recorded 25 saves for Tulsa. The Oilers totaled 13 minutes in penalty time with four minors and one major and went 0-for-4 on the power play. Kevin Regan rejected 24 shots on goal for Wichita. The Thunder totaled 13 minutes in penalty time with four minors and one major and went 1-for-4 on the power play.