BRAMPTON – Goaltender Kevin Carr was outstanding as the Tulsa Oilers defeated the Brampton Beast 4-0 in a physical affair at the Powerade Centre in ECHL action on Monday afternoon.
Carr (19-13-1-2) was stellar on Monday afternoon, as he made a huge splits save on a Beast’s breakaway and just minutes later stopped a 2-on-1 to maintain the Oilers lead, one they wouldn’t relinquish.
Carr stood tall on multiple occasions and was outstanding while killing a Beast 5-on-3 power play that lasted for 1:49 late in the second period.
The Beast chances came off the rush and Carr was more than up to the challenge, he was calm, cool and collected in the net.
Animosity between the Beast (15-29-3-0) and the Oilers was felt very early on, as Brampton’s Tyson Fawcett and Tulsa’s Brady Ramsay dropped the gloves right at centre less than a minute into the game.
First goal of the game came off a giveaway in the neutral zone. Oiler Kyle Bochek rifled a shot past Beast goaltender Grant Rollheiser’s glove at 1:16 of the first period, the goal ended Rollheiser’s shutout streak at 122:04.
Oilers forward Jon Booris scored the second goal of the game off a 2-1 rush with his own wrist shot from the left circle that beat Brampton’s Rollheiser again over his glove. Booris also tallied the fourth Oilers goal that was scored at 15:50 in the third period
Tulsa scored at 4:17 of the third period to improve its lead to 3-0, as Jeff Jubanville scored off a slap shot off the left circle.
Brampton goaltender Rollheiser (6-16-0-0) was coming off a shutout against the Rapid City Rush on Saturday night. The Beast goaltender absolutely stoned the Oilers on multiple occasions in the second period with a massive glove and a huge left pad stop to keep Tulsa’s lead to one.
The former Toronto Maple Leafs’ sixth-round pick did allow two shaky goals early on, but was able to rebound and keep the Beast in the game until the third period.
Oilers (23-23-1-3) were in the driver seat as they outskated, outmuscled, and outworked the Beast. Brampton came off a three game stint in Rapid City where they rattled off back-to-back 5-0 shutout wins versus the Rush.
However, the momentum didn’t carry over in their first-of-two home games against Tulsa.
The Oilers improved to (5-0-0) this season against the Beast. The home shutout loss was also the first in Brampton’s history, since arriving at the Powerade Centre.
NOTES: Monday afternoon’s contest was mascot day, where fans had a chance to interact with mascots and to skate with a number of players after the game. … The Beast also wore Team Canada inspired jerseys to commemorate the Canadian flag’s 50th anniversary. … Brampton came off back to back 5-0 wins against Rapid City. … Chad Painchaud has scored nine goals in his last three-games. … Painchaud had the opportunity to be the fifth player in ECHL history to record three straight hat-tricks in three consecutive games. … Rollheiser’s shutout streak going into the Beast’s game against the Oilers was 120:48. … Oilers captain Nathan Lutz scored his 100th pro career goal on Saturday against Quad City.