For the second game in two nights, the Tulsa Oilers welcomed the Brampton Beast to the BOK Center. After a 3-1 win the night before, the Oilers looked to continue their winning ways as they jostle for a playoff position in the ECHL’s Central Division.
Both teams kept the same goaltenders in net for the second contest with Kevin Carr in net for Tulsa, and Ryan DeMelo in net for the Beast.
The Oilers jumped out to an early lead as Jeff Jubinville scored two goals in the midst of 21 seconds as both times he re-directed centering passes by Drew Fisher to give the Oilers a 2-0 lead at the 7:20 mark of the first. Justin Donati brought the Beast to within one at 10:23 while on a power play, picking up a rebound and scoring his eleventh goal of the season.
Stephon Thome got called for a rough and then added a double-minor for high-sticking, creating a six minute power play for the Oilers. T.J Caig added a goal on the power play at 12:35 of the period, sending a slap shot past DeMelo to make it 3-1 Tulsa. Then Jubinville added another on the same man-advantage, completing the hat trick at 14:50. Tulsa scored four goals on twelve shots in first, giving them the 4-1 lead after twenty minutes.
Kevin Carr stood tall in net in the second period as the Beast outshot the Oilers 11-10 in the frame, but goals by Nathan Lutz and Jon Booras in the first six minutes of the period gave the Oilers a 6-1 lead. Jubinville would score his fourth goal of the game in the waning moments of the second period, scoring at 19:17 to make it 7-1, and earning his first career four-point game.
Dalton McGrath replaced DeMelo in net for the third period, and he would make six saves in his twenty minutes in net. But the Oilers still broke through once at 8:17 with Brady Ramsay making it an 8-1 game, which would end up the final as the Oilers stay perfect against the Beast this season.
Carr earned his 25th win of the season in the contest. Against the Beast this season, Carr is 5-0-0 with a 1.58 GAA and a .946 SV%.
Tulsa now sits alone in fourth place in the division, two points ahead of fifth-place Wichita. Just ahead are the Rapid City Rush who are one point ahead, and the Quad City Mallards who are three points ahead. The Oilers have two games in hand on both the Rush and Mallards.
The Oilers are back in action on Wednesday as they travel to take on the aforementioned Mallards. Puck drops at 7:05 Central time.