TULSA, OK (May 28) – Curtis Leonard scored with seven seconds left in regulation to help Tulsa get by Wichita on Friday night, 4-3, at the BOK Center.
Bobby McMann, Jay Dickman and Cam Clarke scored while Gordie Green had two assists.
Just 4:15 into the first, McMann gave the Thunder a 1-0 lead. He came up the left wing and fired a shot from the edge of the left circle that got through Roman Durny for his sixth of the season. Dickman made it 2-0 at 7:54 when he stole a pass near the right post and beat Durny for his 19th of the season.
Tulsa scored twice in the second to pull even at two. Garrett Cockerill fired a one-timer at 8:22 on the power play and cut the lead to 2-1. With one second left in the frame, Adam Pleskach got through a check on the right wall and beat Evan Weninger from a sharp angle to tie the game.
Conlan Keenan gave Tulsa its first lead with six minutes to go in the third. He redirected a shot from the blue line that got through Weninger to make it 3-2. Clarke tied the game at 18:06, putting home a rebound from an Alex Peters shot to make it 3-3.
Tulsa pulled Durny in hopes of winning in regulation. After an icing call went in favor of the Oilers, Leonard scored the game-winner at 19:53. Tulsa won the next faceoff and he fired a shot from the right circle past Weninger to make it 4-3.
Green has points in all three games since his return and extended his point-streak to seven games. McMann recorded his first point since returning to Wichita. Clarke has points in three-straight games.
Wichita returns home on Saturday night to host Tulsa at 7:05 p.m.
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