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Tulsa holds on for 6-4 win against Missouri
Story by Narrative Science.
The Tulsa Oilers survived a determined comeback attempt by the Missouri Mavericks on the way to a 6-4 win.
The Oilers got the win thanks to a great game by Ben Gordon, who had one goal and five assists. Gordon scored on the power play 15:25 into the first period to make the score 3-1 Missouri. A slashing penalty on David Simoes had put Tulsa on the power play. Erickson assisted on the tally.
With 30 shots on target during the contest, the Oilers exceeded the 19.3 shots they average per game this year. Tulsa outdid its season average for goals scored. The Oilers have scored at the pace of 2.9 goals per game during the current campaign. Tulsa got an offensive boost from its blueliners, who contributed three goals during the game. The Oilers were forced to rely heavily on their penalty kill unit throughout the game, as they racked up 28 penalty minutes.
Tulsa additionally got points from Ryan Menei, who also tallied two goals and two assists and Erickson, who also registered one goal and one assist. Tulsa also got a goal from Jeff Buvinow as well. In addition, Tulsa received assists from Ryan Cramer and Ryan Barlock, who each chipped in one.
The Mavericks put 39 shots on net during the contest, more than the 23.5 they average per game. Missouri could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 22 minutes in penalties during the game.
The Mavericks were helped by Sebastien Thinel, who racked up one goal. Thinel scored on the power play 11:44 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Missouri. Missouri had taken the advantage when Tulsa's Menei got sent off for unsportsmanlike conduct. Kyle Hood picked up the assist. Missouri also got points from Courtney, who also had one goal and one assist. Kellen Tochkin also scored for Missouri. Other players who recorded assists for Missouri were Trevor Kell, Evan Vossen, and Mike Clemente, who contributed one a piece.
Shane Madolora rejected 35 shots on goal for the Oilers. Tulsa registered four goals on nine power play opportunities. The Mavericks' Clemente stopped 24 shots out of the 30 that he faced. Missouri registered two goals on eight power play opportunities.