STRONG SECOND PERIOD HELPS AMERICANS TOP OILERS

Tulsa falls to Allen for the second-consecutive night after a strong middle frame from Allen

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ALLEN, TX— The Tulsa Oilers lose 5-1 to the Allen Americans on Sunday night at the Allen Event Center — a fourth consecutive win for the Americans.

Allen opened the scoring for the second-straight night, scoring the lone goal of the opening frame. Jake McGrew received a pass into the slot before sniping one past Roman Durny six minutes into the contest. The goal was McGrew’s fourth goal this season — all of which have come against the Oilers.

Allen healthily extended their lead in the second period. Defenseman Nolan Kneen ripped a shot from the point that found its way through the pillows of  Durny at the 13:53 mark of the second period. Zane Franklin added his second tally of the season, streaking down the left-wing wall before depositing the puck in the top of the net with 1:20 seconds remaining in the second period. Twenty-five seconds is all it took for the Americans to extend their lead to four goals. Corey Mackin picked up his second point of the night, tapping in a feed off a two-on-one opportunity with 55 seconds left in the period.

Tulsa answered with their lone goal of the game at the 9:55 mark of the final period. Danny Moynihan was able to roof an in-tight chance after Zach Sawchenko made the initial two saves, giving the forward his third goal of the season, with all three coming against Allen. The Oilers celebration didn’t last long, as Jesse Mychan scored his team-leading fifth goal of the season just 29 seconds later. Sawchenko finished the game with a staggering 46 saves on 47 shots, winning first-star honors for the second-straight game. 

Tulsa will be back in action on New Year’s Eve, facing the Kansas City Mavericks in Independence, Missouri at Cable Dahmer Arena.

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