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From Tulsa Oilers Press Release:
ALLEN, TX – A strong second period sparked the Tulsa Oilers to a 4-2 win Friday against the Allen Americans at Allen Event Center in the fourth of 14 meetings between the two teams.
The Americans outshot the Oilers 13-1 in the first 12 minutes of play, but Tulsa goaltender Jamie Phillips kept the puck out of the net during that stretch. Allen broke the scoreless tie on a late power play, when Spencer Asuchak put away a centering pass from low in the right circle.
Ben Murphy fired a wrist shot over Allen goaltender Riley Gill’s blocker 1:52 into the second period to tie the game at 1-1. Tulsa took its first lead, when Russian forward Dmitri Ognev stole the puck away from an Allen defender and snapped a shot into the top corner of the net. The Oilers made it 3-1, when Chris Joyaux scored his first career goal 1:07 after Ognev’s goal. But the Americans would add their second power play goal, off the stick of Chad Costello to cut the Oilers lead to 3-2 after two.
Tulsa killed off two more Allen power plays in the third period and four of six for the game, while Danick Gauthier added an empty-net power play goal in the waning seconds to seal the 4-2 win. Phillips stopped 30 Americans shots for his 14th win of the season.
The Oilers and Americans meet again Saturday night at the Allen Event Center at 7:05pm in what will be the fifth of 14 meetings this season. Catch the action on www.tulsaoilers.com, by clicking on “Listen Live”, or watch the game on ECHL.TV. Coverage starts at 6:50. Tulsa then returns home to host the Missouri Mavericks on Friday, December 9th at 7:05pm at the BOK Center for the team’s annual Teddy Bear Toss.
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ALLEN, TX – The Allen Americans reversed the score from Friday’s game to defeat the Tulsa Oilers 4-2 Saturday at the Allen Event Center to split the weekend series between the two rivals.
The Americans capitalized on a turnover, when Spencer Asuchak scored on a shot between the circles at 6:42 to break a scoreless tie. Allen received three first period power plays, and scored on the final one, when Gary Steffes tapped in a centering pass from Chad Costello, who assisted on both goals in the frame.
The Oilers cut the deficit to one late in the second period, when Ben Murphyscored his third goal in the last five games with 4:09 left in the stanza. Jason Fram, however, fooled Oilers goaltender Colin Stevens with a wraparound goal with 1:38 left in the period to give Allen a 3-1 lead after two.
Murphy added his second goal of the night with 5:49 left in the third to cut Allen’s lead to 3-2, but Bryan Moore blocked a Tulsa shot and took it the other way on a breakaway, before beating Stevens over the glove to give the Americans the 4-2 win.
The Oilers have five days off before their next game Friday against the Missouri Mavericks at 7:05pm at the BOK Center. Tulsa will be wearing special National Wild Turkey Federation jerseys that will be auctioned off after the game in the OneOK Club on the concourse level. It will also be the Oilers’ annual Teddy Bear Toss game, which benefits the Salvation Army. Bring new teddy bears to donate and throw them on the ice after the first Oilers goal.