TULSA, OK (Nov. 26) – Wichita jumped out to a two-goal lead, but fell in overtime to Tulsa, 3-2, on Sunday afternoon at the BOK Center.
Kelly Bent and Jay Dickman provided the offense while Trevor Gorsuch made 43 saves in the losing effort.
Bent gave the Thunder a 1-0 lead at 8:48 of the first. He picked off a pass in the middle of the Oilers zone, made a move around Kristian Stead and scored his first of the season.
At 13:48, Wichita capitalized on a power play. Dickman put home a rebound in the blue paint and made it 2-0.
Mike McKee cut the lead to one at 17:53. He stepped down the left wall and fired a sharp-angle shot from the edge of the circle through Gorsuch for his first of the year to make it 2-1.
In the second, Kylor Wall tied the contest at two. Andy Willis blocked a shot from the blueline and was down along the ice. The play was allowed to continue and Wall put home a loose puck for his first of the year.
Tulsa outshot the Thunder in the third period, 13-11, but the game would head to overtime.
In extra session, Michal Stinil was assessed a penalty at 1:39 for tripping after he broke his stick. Luka Profaca scored the game-winner at 3:01 on the power play. Wall fired a shot from the left circle that hit off of Gorsuch's leg pad. Profaca beat a Thunder defender to the front of the net and put home a rebound.
Wichita was 1-for-3 on the power play. Tulsa was 1-for-2 with the man advantage.
Bates added an assist, giving him seven points over his last three games. Dickman extended his point-streak to five games (2g, 4a). Moore added another power play assist. Gorsuch has seen 30 or more shots in six-straight games and has made 40 or more saves in two of his last three starts.
The Thunder returns home on Wednesday night at 7:05 p.m. to host Tulsa at INTRUST Bank Arena.
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