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February 27, 2007 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Tulsa Oilers News Release

Getting To Know You: The Tulsa Oilers and Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs will get to see plenty of each other over the next week as they begin a series of four straight games against each other tonight.

Records: Oilers are 20-23-7 with 47 points in fourth place in the Northeast Division. Bossier-Shreveport is 33-12-6 with 72 points tied for first place in the Northeast Division.

Recent Action: Both of these teams are coming off one goal losses. The Oilers stormed back from a 6-2 deficit and saw a rally come up short in a 6-5 loss to Oklahoma City on Saturday. Bossier-Shreveport lost 3-2 in a shootout to Youngstown on Saturday night.

Season Series: In a quirky schedule these two teams have faced each other only three times this season and will play each other six times before the end of the regular season, including this unusual four straight game set, starting tonight. The Mudbugs lead the season series, 2-1. The Oilers won the first game between the two teams, 5-2 on November 3rd. Bossier-Shreveport won 3-2 on December 3rd, and won 5-1 on January 5th.

Two By Two: The Oilers had two players score two goals against Oklahoma City. David Rattray scored the Oilers first and fifth goal. Bill Newson had the Oilers second and third goals in the game.

Powerful Stuff: It's an interesting match up of special teams tonight. The Oilers were 4-for-10 on the power play against Oklahoma City Saturday ngiht, boosting them to fourth in the CHL at 18.3%. Meanwhile, Bossier-Shreveport boasts the league's best penalty killing unit at 88.0%.

Next Up: This four game set switches to Bossier-Shreveport Friday and Saturday, each night starting at 7:05 p.m. Each of those games can be heard on KRVT AM 1270 and via the internet at www.tulsaoilers.com . The Oilers next home game is next Tuesday morning at 10:05 against the Mudbugs. It's the second annual American Airlines/Transport Workers Union Local 514 Tulsa Public Schools Day game with the Oilers.


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