Oil Drops: Tulsa Oilers Weekly Report - March 11
Tulsa travels to Allen Tuesday and Kansas City Saturday and is within striking distance of first place in tight division race.
OVERALL RECORD: 34-21-6 (74 points, 2nd in Mountain Division)
LAST WEEK: 0-1-0
Saturday, Mar. 9 - Allen 3, Tulsa 2 (Allen Event Center - Allen, TX) | Box Score
>> The Tulsa Oilers faced-off against the Allen Americans in the only game of the week Saturday at the Allen Event Center. While Tulsa jumped out to a 16-7 shots advantage in the opening frame, they fell behind when Allen scored with 2:49 left in the period. Adam Pleskach tied the score at 1-1 in the first seven minutes of the middle stanza when he deflected in a power play goal. But Allen went back ahead with a late power play goal of their own with 2:32 left. The Americans added a second power play tally midway through the third to make it 3-1. Eric Drapluk scored Tulsa's second goal on a man-advantage, but the Oilers couldn't find the equalizer in the last 4:56 of regulation.
THE WEEK AHEAD
Tuesday, Mar. 12 - Tulsa AT Allen, 7:05 p.m. - Allen Event Center (Allen, TX)
Saturday, Mar. 16 - Tulsa AT Kansas City, 7:05 p.m. - Silverstein Eye Centers Arena (Independence, MO)
- Eric Drapluk has scored 3 of his 6 goals this season against Allen.
- Adam Pleskach scored his 8th power play goal since the beginning of February Saturday night.
- Jared Thomas has a 4-game assist streak, with two more assists Saturday.
- The Oilers' magic number to clinch a playoff spot is 5 points (3 wins or Wichita losses).
- Tulsa is 10-3-0 against Allen this season with one game remaining against the Americans Tuesday.
- The Oilers have the best record (32-15-4) against Mountain division opponents.
POINTS: 62 - Adam Pleskach
GOALS: 32 - Adam Pleskach
ASSISTS: 33 - Jared Thomas
PLUS/MINUS: +19 - Steven Kaunisto
PIMS: 162 - Mike McKee
PP GOALS: 12 - Adam Pleskach
SH GOALS: 2 - Ryan Tesink, Jared Thomas
GW GOALS: 7 - Charlie Sampair
SHOTS: 264 - Adam Pleskach
WINS: 16 - Devin Williams
GAA: 1.95 - Ian Keserich
SAVE %: .929 - Ian Keserich
POWER PLAY: Overall - 38/269 (14.1%) - 23rd in the ECHL
Last Week - 2/6 (33.3%)
PENALTY KILL: Overall - 198/238 (83.2%) - 9th in the ECHL
Last Week - 4/6 (66.7%)
Adam Pleskach is 2nd in the ECHL with 32 goals, 4th with 62 points and tied for 2nd with 12 power play goals... Charlie Sampair is tied for 2nd with 7 game-winning goals... Ryan Tesink is 19th in points (54)... Devin Williams is 3rd in the ECHL in goals-against average (2.21)... Dylan Bredo is 5th among league defensemen in assists (30) and 10th in points (34)... Steven Kaunisto is 2nd among defensemen with 4 game-winning goals... Jared Thomas is tied for 3rd among rookies with 51 points and tied for 2nd in assists (33).
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