KC Comeback Falls Short at Tulsa
TULSA, Okla. - The Kansas City Mavericks (30-28-2-2) dropped the front end of a Friday-Saturday home-and-home to the Tulsa Oilers (28-24-3-8) by a 5-3 final score Friday night at the B.O.K. Center.
Down 3-0 after two periods, the Mavericks scored the first two goals of the third to put pressure on the home team, but Tulsa responded with two of their own to put the game out of reach in the late stages.
After a scoreless first frame, the Oilers burst for three goals in the middle period, including their first two coming just 80 seconds apart. Dylan Hubbs lit the lamp at 5:12 followed by Joey Sides at 6:32. Eric Drapluk scored the third to claim a commanding 3-0 edge.
The Mavericks struck back to start the third period, Nate Widman claiming his fourth of the campaign to cut the deficit to two. Jared VanWormer followed suit nearly 10 minutes later, cutting the 3-1 deficit in half.
Sam Wilbur responded, scoring his first professional goal with four minutes remaining in the game to put it out of reach, and a lamp lighter from Charlie Sampair on an empty net sealed the win for Tulsa before Mark Cooper tickled the twine to produce the 5-3 final score.
The Mavericks return to action Saturday night as they host the Oilers at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena for Fan Appreciation Night at 7:05. Tickets for the game are still available.
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