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Rush Secure Fourth-Consecutive Trip to Postseason Despite 4-2 Loss

March 15, 2013 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Rapid City Rush News Release

(Rapid City, SD) - Friday night, the Rapid City Rush hosted the Tulsa Oilers for the first time this season in the first of a three-game set at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. The Rush received goals from Jordan Behler and Rusty Masters, but a three-goal second frame would carry the Oilers to a 4-2 win. The Rush are back in action tomorrow, March 16th, at 7:05pm and tickets available by calling the Rush office at 716-7825 or online at gotmine.com.

The Rush would find the opening goal 16:21 into the game as Jordan Behler notched his fourth goal of the season off a centering pass from Jesse Schultz for the lone tally of the first.

Tulsa hit the ice firing in the second period as Michel Beausoleil would slip one in off the right post and in just 57 seconds in. Rusty Masters responded for the Rush while shorthanded with a breakaway goal assisted by captain Scott Wray to reclaim the lead, 2-1. Tulsa wouldn't be shaken as Michel Beausoleil tucked away his second goal of the night at 7:29. Ryan Cramer gave the Oilers their first lead of the night at 15:05 to close out the period, ending Danny Battochio's night.

With a hard fought battle on both ends of the ice in the third period, it would be Ryan Menei who would seal the 4-2 win for Tulsa potting an empty net goal in the final minute.

Rush have officially clinched a playoff berth for the fourth straight season with the Quad City Mallards defeating the Bloomington Blaze 5-3.


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