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Oilers Beat Bugs 5-3

February 27, 2007 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs News Release

TULSA, OK -- The Oiler's power play set the tone scoring four goals as they beat the Mudbugs 5-3, handing the Bugs their first outright loss since February 9th. There were 296 minutes in penalties along with a line brawl, setting the stage for next Friday's game between the two teams.

The Oilers brought plenty of momentum in the first period but it was the Mudbugs who struck first. Bryan Sutherland one-timed a shot right off the face off for his second goal of the year. The Mudbugs killed off three power plays to preserve th lead going in to the first intermission.

Tulsa kick started their power player in the second period with Mike Wiggins and Jamie Lovell scoring on the man advantage to gain the lead. Chris Abbott's wrap around effort paid off when he scored with a backhander on a rebound to tie it back up at 8:04. Jamie Lovell would strike again, blasting a slap shot past a screened John DeCaro to reclaim the lead for Tulsa.

Kyle Musselman scored at 9:52 in third to tie the game on beautiful backhand deke. Tulsa would run away with it after David Beauregard scored twice to give Tulsa a two goal lead and eventually the win. A line brawl ensued with only one minute left that featured multiple players tossed out of the game including both goaltenders.

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