WICHITA, Kan. (March 12) - Matt Lane scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner in overtime to help Tulsa get past Wichita by the final of 4-3 on Friday night at INTRUST Bank Arena.
Stefan Fournier returned to the line-up after serving a two-game suspension and had two points. Jay Dickman and John Albert also found the net.
Lane put the Oilers on the board at 17:16 of the first period. He found a soft spot in the zone and beat Evan Weninger for his third of the year. Wichita answered with less than a minute to go in the frame as Dickman got to a loose puck and beat Roman Durny.
In the second, Fournier gave the Thunder a 2-1 advantage as he stuffed home a rebound on the power play for his 12th of the year. Charlie Sampair answered five minutes later to knot things again, 2-2.
Albert gave Wichita a 3-2 lead at 14:04 of the third as he stole a loose puck in the slot and beat Durny with a shot to the glove side for his fourth of the season. At 15:59, Tyler Kobryn came across the goal line and banked a shot off a defenseman's skate to make it 3-3.
Lane scored the game-winner at 1:13 of the extra period when he got to his own rebound and popped the puck over Weninger for his fourth of the year and second overtime game-winner against the Thunder this season.
Wichita snapped a five-game drought without a power play goal and went 1-for-3 on the man advantage. Fournier had a goal and an assist. Matteo Gennaro and Anthony Beauregard each added helpers.
The Thunder remains at home tomorrow night against Tulsa at 7:05 p.m.
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