Full Game Notes
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. – The Kansas City Mavericks and Tulsa Oilers meet for the second time this season when the puck drops at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday.
The Mavericks are seeking to put an end to a three-game losing streak and to build momentum against a familiar opponent. Kansas City has won six consecutive games over Tulsa dating back to February of last season.
Kansas City Mavericks (4-6-0-0) vs. Tulsa Oilers (5-3-2-2)
Silverstein Eye Centers Arena | Independence, Mo.
We’ve Struck Oil
Mavericks enter Tuesday’s game with a six-game winning streak against the Tulsa Oilers, dating back to February of last season. Earlier this year the Mavs beat Tulsa by a 5-3 final score on opening night. Matt Robertson scored two goals in the game and goalie Tyler Parsons made 39 saves in his pro debut.
Won’t Get Fooled Again
The Mavericks are tied for 21st in the ECHL in shorthanded goals against with three in 10 games this season. That is a stat the Mavs should be wary of heading into Tuesday’s game against Tulsa as the Oilers are tops in the ECHL with five shorthanded goals on the year. Tulsa did not claim a shorthanded goal in the teams’ meeting on opening night but did score on the power play in the third period.
Looking For The First
The Kansas City Mavericks enter Tuesday’s game looking for their first home win of the campaign. KC is winless in three games at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena this season, all against the Wichita Thunder. The Mavs are also scoreless on the power play at home, 0-for-8 so far this season.
Tough Sledding Early
The Mavericks find themselves three points out of playoff position through 10 games of the young season. Kansas City has played a difficult schedule to date, with every team they have played so far either in playoff position or tied for the final playoff spot within their division. The game against Tulsa continues this trend as the Oilers are tied for fourth in the Mountain Division and are riding a seven-game point streak into Tuesday’s contest.
Trouble At Home
The Mavericks have started 0-2 at home only once prior to this season - 2012-13. While a down home record is typically a sign of trouble, the Mavs made their deepest-ever run in the playoffs in the 12-13 season. Now sitting at 0-3 on the year inside of Silverstein Eye Centers Arena (all coming against Wichita), the Mavericks look to right the ship against Tulsa.
Matchup To Watch: Mavs PP vs. Oilers PK
The matchup to watch in Tuesday’s game will be when the Mavericks are on the power play. Kansas City is looking for its first PPG of the year at home, but the situation becomes higher-leverage when factoring in shorthanded goals. The Mavericks have allowed the second-most shorties in the ECHL this season with three through 10 games while the Oilers have tied for the most SHG scored with five on the year. Three of those have come from former Maverick Conner Bleackley.
How To Follow
For lines, goals and period recaps, follow the Mavericks’ official team Twitter account, @KC_Mavericks. For more up-to-the-second news, follow the team’s play-by-play account, @KCMavsGameday. The game will also be broadcast live via the team’s free mobile app, Kansas City Mavericks, and will air on 100.1 FM radio in Kansas City.
The Mavericks meet the Wichita Thunder for the fourth Independence Cup meeting of the season Wednesday night at 7:05 p.m.
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