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Oilers Fall to Missouri in Overtime

The Oilers came back from an early deficit, but it wasn't enough to overtake the Mavericks. The Oilers came back from an early deficit, but it wasn't enough to overtake the Mavericks.

Originally Published: Feb 16, 2010 10:17 PM CDT

Bobby Lewis
Oklahoma Sports Mobile Journalist

TULSA, Oklahoma – The Oilers overcame a slow start to the Missouri Mavericks but couldn’t seal the deal Tuesday night at the BOK Center. Tulsa got two power play goals and a shorthanded goal to tie the game, but lost in overtime in a shootout, 4-3.

Missouri opened the scoring just 12 seconds into the game after a Nick Sirota goal. The veteran slipped the puck under Marty Magers’ pads for the opening goal. Eleven minutes later Braden Walls scored against for the Mavericks. Missouri took at 2-0 lead into the first intermission.

Jake Riddle came alive in the second period for Tulsa. He scored two power play goals to give the Oilers the advantage back. Troy Riddle scored a shorthanded goal between Jake’s goals. The score was his 32nd point of the season.

Tom Maldonado snuck a shot past the Oilers’ goalie in the third period to tie the game, and Jordan Foreman scored a shootout goal to win it for the Mavericks.

Magers made 29 saves on 32 shots, but couldn’t block the crucial shootout shots. Charlie Effinger stopped 27 of 30 shots for Missouri.

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