OILERS GRAB POINT IN OVERTIME LOSS
Michael McNicholas picks up his first goal as an Oiler while Hayden Hawkey stops 30 of 33 chances in 3-2 overtime loss at Allen
TULSA, OK — Tulsa picks up a point in a 3-2 overtime loss at the Allen Event Center on Tuesday night.
Spencer Asuchak struck on a short-handed breakaway 56 seconds before from the midway point of the opening period, scoring the lone goal of the first frame.
Michael McNicholas tied the game 1-1 33 seconds into the back half of the game, deflecting a backdoor feed from defenseman Curtis Leonard. The tally was McNicholas’ first as an Oiler and gives Leonard two assists in three appearances with Tulsa.
Zane Franklin set Allen up 2-1 with an early third-period goal, scoring 1:07 into the period. Adam Pleskach evened the game, powering from the half wall and snapping the puck past Jake Paterson for his second power-play goal in as many games.
Both goalies made big saves in the extra frame, including a pair of breakaway denials from Hayden Hawkey. Brett Neumann lifted a backhander into the top of the net with .08 seconds remaining in overtime, closing the game 3-2 in Allen’s favor.