The Tulsa Oilers defeated the Utah Grizzlies, 5-4, in overtime Saturday night at the BOK Center.
Utah rallied from down 3-0 after one period and down 4-2 in the third period to earn the standings point and go to 5-1-1-0 in its last seven games and 2-0-1-0 on this current trip.
“Really proud of the group for coming back and earning a point,” said head coach and General Manager Tim Branham. “We played a pretty good game.”
Tulsa took a lead in the first minute and added two goals in less than two minutes around the halfway point of the first period to build the 3-0 lead.
Utah came back in the second period with two goals from Brendan Harms as it outshot Tulsa, 19-13. Harms picked up a puck after a battle at the blue line and walked in for the backhanded flip 8:37 into the period. Harms then tipped in a Mitch Jones shot after Utah came up with a loose puck in the neutral zone with 3:48 left in the second period.
After Tulsa scored early in the third period, the Grizzlies came back to tie down 4-2. Ryan Olsen (two) slammed in a loose puck on the power play from Cliff Watson and Ryan Walters to make it 4-3, 9:54 into the frame before Ryan Misiak tied it 2:23 later with 7:43 left in regulation with Kyle Thomas and Michael Pelech adding assists.
Walters finished with three points in the game, assisting on three of Utah’s four goals.
Tulsa scored on a two-on-one up ice to complete the win 28 seconds into overtime.
In the battle of the backup goaltenders, Anaheim Ducks prospect Angus Redmond stopped 33-of-38 shots for Utah, while Jake Hildebrand turned aside 38-of-42 for Tulsa.
The Grizzlies wrap up their road trip Sunday in Wichita at 3 p.m. The game can be heard on ESPN 700 with the Salt Lake Express Grizzlies Road Show beginning at 2:45 p.m.
The Grizzlies return home Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10 and 11.