(TULSA, OK) – It took 56 games to accomplish, but Rush goaltender Tim Boron stood on his head for a solid 60 minutes, as the Rapid City Rush defeated the Tulsa Oilers in their final matchup of the season. On top of Boron’s stellar effort in net, nine Rush skaters made the scoresheet, led by Winston Day Chief’s three-point night on a goal and two assists.
Like the previous night, the Rush would start off scoring, but it would take less than twenty minutes to do so. Kevin Harvey scored his second of the season, completing a Winston Day Chief pass and five-holing Shane Madolora to give the Rush the early advantage once again by a 1-0 score 4:03 into the game. As time wound down in the first frame and the Rush killed off their first penalty, Jared Brown would storm off the bench and beat everyone on the ice, including Madolora to give the Rush a 2-0 lead after one period.
Building off of the momentum from the first period, Tim Boron would make an amazing stop to set up an offensive burst for the Rush. Led by Rush defenseman Brett Kostolansky, Anthony Perdicaro would snipe a rocket past Madolora to extend the Rush lead to 3-0 4:12 into the second. The Rush would maintain that lead going into the final period, and help their hard-working goaltender put the game away. Acting as interim captain of the Rush for the first time, Jesse Schultz would wrist a shot past Madolora off the post and in, giving the Rush a 4-0 lead 2:40 into the third. Winston Day Chief would cap off his team’s solid night with a shot through a screen that beat Madolora top shelf to give the Rush a 5-0 lead, and ultimately the win by that same score.
Tim Boron stopped 22 shots for the second night in a row, 13 in the third period, en route to his first shutout of the season (27-11-1). The Rush finished their series against the Oilers with two solid wins, winning each game by shooting 26 shots in both nights. The Rush power play unit had 11 opportunities in the night, tying a season high set in the second home game of the season back in October against the Brampton Beast. Tomorrow night the Wichita Thunder play host to the Rush, signifying the final game in their season series in INTRUST Bank Arena. Game is slated for 4:05 MST.
Other Rush News:
Season tickets for the 2013-14 season are available now by calling the Rush office at 716-7825.
Don’t forget to join Mark Binetti, “Voice of the Rush”, and Head Coach/GM Joe Ferras for “The Rush Hour with Coach Ferras”, presented by Miller Lite. The show returns to the air next on Wednesday March 19th for the FINAL TIME THIS REGULAR SEASON, and will be held at 6 PM at Boston’s Restaurant and Sports Bar. The show is broadcast on 100.3 The FOX, the official radio home of your Rapid City Rush.
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