TULSA, Okla. – The Allen Americans made the trek to Tulsa, Oklahoma Saturday night looking to complete the sweep of their three-game set with the Oilers following a pair of wins at home earlier this week.
Allen got on the board first late in the opening period when Jarret Lukin netted his first of two goals on the night at 15:03, assisted by Jamie Schaafsma and Adam Pineault. Lukin’s was the only goal of the period as the Americans finished the first period with a strong lead in shots on goal at 11-6.
Tulsa started off with a pair of unanswered goals in the 2nd period to claim their only lead of the night. First to score for was Ben Gordon, assisted by Ryan Menei at 2:15 followed by Michel Beausoleil at 9:25 with the lone assist going to David Beauregard.
A little over a minute later, Jarret Lukin knotted the score with his second marker at 10:48 with Adam Pineault earning the helper. The Americans added a pair of power play goals to close out the middle frame from Jason Deitsch and Jamie Schaafsma at 13:27 and 18:32 respectively. Tyler Ludwig contributed with assists on both goals alongside Adam Pineault and Brett Skinner.
Tulsa had their best offensive effort of the night through the period, outshooting Allen 13-7 for a two period total of 19-18 in Tulsa’s favor.
The Americans once again opened the scoring in the 3rd period when Brian McMillin caught Ian Keserich off guard with a drive off the faceoff, extending the Allen lead to 5-2 at 1:26.
The Oilers felt some life when Gary Steffes cut into the Americans’ lead with a goal at 2:43, assisted by David Beauregard and Michel Beausoleil, but it was to be short lived.
The Americans again extended their lead back to three goals when Jarret Lukin found the back of the net at 5:03 on the power play, earning the hat trick and Tyler Ludwig getting his third assist for the night, Brett Skinner earning the final helper.
The score remained unchanged through regulation with the Americans coming out on top, 6-3. Allen outshot Tulsa 11-7 in the final period and through the game 29-26.
The Americans head out on the road next weekend to Moline, Illinois to take on the Quad City Mallards for a pair of games next Friday and Saturday night. The following images were recorded at the BOK Center on Saturday evening.
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