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High Scoring Affair Goes to Tulsa, 6-4

Monday, February 1st
High Scoring Affair Goes to Tulsa, 6-4

Tulsa, OK (Jan. 9th) - Wichita and Tulsa have played in some low scoring, tight contests this season. Saturday night's meeting was far from that as the Oilers claimed a 6-4 victory over the Thunder at the BOK Center. Wichita fought back late with two-third period goals only to see Tulsa answer with two more down the stretch. TheThunder drops to 3-3-0-3 in the StoneWolf Casino Cup Series.

Each team found the back of the net in the first period. Christian Isackson gave Wichita a 1-0 lead with a wrist shot from the slot at 7:29. The Oilers pulled even with 28 seconds left in the frame as Dan DeSalvo scored his first of two in the contest.

In the second, Wichita received an early power play and cashed in with a goal from Landon Oslanski at 38 seconds that gave the Thunder a 2-1 advantage. Tulsa jumped out to a two-goal advantage, scoring three times in six minutes to take a 4-2 lead. DeSalvo punched home a power play goal at 1:19 to tie it at two. Dennis Brown gave the Oilers their first lead with his third of the season at 5:02. Christophe Lalancette added another at 6:32 for a 4-2 lead.

Wichita fought back into the contest with two third-period goals. Kerbashian scored from the top of the left circle to make it 4-3. At 12:29, Reum blasted one through Matt Grogan from the right circle and tied it at four. The Oilers re-took the lead just over two minutes later as Emerson Clark got open down the left seam and beat Rollheiser to make it 5-4. Phil Brewer tacked on an empty-netter at 18:19 that finished the scoring with Tulsa taking a 6-4 victory.

Kerbashian finished with a goal and an assist to lead the way for the Thunder. Lowe had two assists. Isackson recorded his first goal in a Thunder uniform. Rollheiser suffers the loss, stopping 39 of 44 shots. Grogan earns the victory, stopping 30 of 34 shots he faced.

Both teams were 1-for-4 on the power play.

The Thunder returns home on Tuesday night to host the Missouri Mavericks at 7:05 p.m.

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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.