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Game Day Capsule: Tulsa at Wichita

Monday, February 1st
Game Day Capsule: Tulsa at Wichita

Wichita, KS (Feb. 21st) - Wichita continues its five-game home-stand tonight against the Tulsa Oilers. Get ready for tonight's action with today's Game Day Capsule below:

TONIGHT'S MATCH-UPTulsa at Wichita - 7:05 p.m., INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita, KS WICHITAHOME: 12-8-0-3AWAY: 12-11-2-2OVERALL: 24-19-2-5 LEADING SCORERSLowe, 45 pts (16g, 29a)Gauthier, 44 pts (20g, 24a)Miller, 38 pts (15g, 23a) TULSAHOME: 14-13-1-1AWAY: 10-10-0-2OVERALL: 24-23-1-3 LEADING SCORERSFisher, 53 pts (16g, 37a)Booras, 50 pts (20g, 30a)Pleskach, 50 pts (27g, 23a) SEASON-SERIESOct. 26 BOK 6-5, L (OT)Oct. 29 INTRUST 2-0, WNov. 2 BOK 3-2, L (SO)Nov. 18 BOK 4-3, L (SO)Nov. 23 BOK 3-2, LNov. 30 INTRUST 3-2, L (SO)Dec. 10 BOK 7-4, LDec. 17 BOK 2-1, WFeb. 21 INTRUST 7:05 p.m.

**Wichita is 2-2-1-3 vs. Tulsa

HEAD TO HEAD - This is the ninth of 14 meetings between the Thunder and the Oilers. Wichita is 2-2-1-3 this season vs. Tulsa. All-time, Wichita is 131-105-22 and 73-45-11 at home against the Oilers.

TODAY - Wichita and Tulsa meet for the first time since December 17th. The Thunder are coming off a loss last night at home against Rapid City while the Oilers won a pair of games in Brampton last weekend and were off last night. Tonight's installment is the 259th all-time meeting between Wichita and Tulsa. The Oilers lead the StoneWolf Casino Cup Series, having won four games past regulation. This will be just the Oilers third trip of the season to INTRUST Bank Arena and first since November 30th. Three Oilers have 50 points with Drew Fisher recording 53 while Jon Booras and Adam Pleskach have 50 each. Ian Lowe continues to lead Wichita with 45 points and Danick Gauthier is right behind him with 44.

CLIPPED - Wichita had a 2-1 lead heading into the third period last night before Dylan Clarke and Cody Ferriero combined for two in the final frame for the Rush. The Thunder had one last charge, but couldn't find the back of the net and lost 3-2. With the loss, the Thunder are just two points ahead of Rapid City for third place in the Central Division.

200 - Mike Wilson finished with a goal and an assist, putting him six points from reaching 200 for his career. He also extended his point-streak to six games, tallying nine points over that span (2g, 7a). In 115 games in a Thunder uniform, the seven-year pro out of North Vancouver, BC has 74 points (18g, 56a).

GO TIME - Danick Gauthier made a great play in the neutral zone and set up Mike Wilson on Wichita's first goal last night. He extended his point-streak to four games since returning from a brief stint with the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL, piling up seven points (3g, 4a) in that span. The third-year pro out of Brossard, PQ has 84 points (36g, 47a) in 139 games.

WORKHORSE - Tim Boron has appeared in seven straight and 11 of the last 13 games. He has gone 4-2-0-1 over that span and is tied for sixth in the league with 18 wins. The Thunder has had to ride the nine-year pro from Winnipeg, MB with Tyler Bunz up with the Oklahoma City Barons of the AHL. He is 2-1-1-1 in five starts against Tulsa with a goals against of 3.30 and a .887 save percentage.

ONE TIME - Last night's loss in regulation stopped a three-game streak that saw Wichita play into overtime or a shootout. It was also the fourth-straight game against the Rush that was decided by one goal. In fact, it was the fifth-straight game decided by that margin. Wichita is 13-5-2-5 in one-goal games.

VERSUS - Jon Booras and Nathan Lutz will face their old teams today. Booras has seven points against Wichita, finding the net four times in seven games. Lutz has two assists and 20 penalty minutes in the season-series. Drew Fisher has one goal and six assists against the Thunder. Adam Pleskach has four goals and two assists. Ian Lowe leads the way for the Thunder with eight points in eight games against Tulsa.

THUNDERBOLTS… Danick Gauthier and Ian Lowe are tied for third in power play goals (8)...Mike Wilson is tied for 12th in power play assists (11)…Kenton Miller is in 10th place for shots on goal (159) while Ian Lowe is in 11th (157)…Wichita is second in the ECHL in penalty minutes (1,135) and average per game (22.70)… Tyler Bunz and Tim Boron are tied for eighth in shutouts (2)…Wichita is 14th in shots for per game (31.16) and fourth in shots against per game (27.56)…Wichita is 9-2-0-1 when leading after one...Wichita is 12-10-0-0 when tied after one…Wichita is 7-3-1-1 when tied after two periods…Wichita is 16-11-1-3 when outshooting the opponent….

TULSA NOTES - Adam Pleskach leads the league in shots on net (235) and second in goals (27)…Kevin Carr has allowed only five goals in his last four starts, giving him a 1.25 goals against average and a .956 save percentage… In the last two games, the line of Jon Booras, T.J. Caig, and Tommy Mele has produced 10 points (4 goals, 6 assists) and a +10 rating…Tulsa is in the middle of a season-long eight-game road trip… Caig is on a seven-game point streak (1g, 6a), the second-longest point streak of any Oiler this season…

AROUND THE ECHL - There are 11 other games today in the ECHL. Orlando takes on Florida. Indy heads to Elmira. Greenville goes to South Carolina. Wheeling plays at Toledo. Gwinnett travels to Fort Wayne. Evansville goes to Kalamazoo. Reading plays at Cincinnati. Rapid City plays at Missouri. Colorado is at Bakersfield. Idaho goes to Stockton. Utah stays in Alaska.

UP NEXT - Wichita continues its five-game home-stand next Friday against Brampton starting at 7:05 p.m.

Individual tickets are on sale now. Don't delay! Tickets can be purchased at the INTRUST Arena Box office, by calling 755-SEAT or go online at www.selectaseat.com. Stay up-to-date on all the news during the season by visiting www.wichitathunder.com. About the ECHL The ECHL began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states and has grown into a coast-to-coast league with 28 teams in 20 states and one Canadian province for its 27th season in 2014-15. There have been 541 players who have started their career in the ECHL have gone on to play in the National Hockey League, including 29 who made their NHL debuts in the 2013-14 season. The ECHL had affiliations with 26 of the 30 NHL teams in 2013-14, marking the 17th consecutive season that the league had affiliations with at least 20 teams in the NHL. Further information on the ECHL is available on its website at ECHL.com, as well as on Twitter and Facebook.