Game #50 at Tulsa
2/24/23 | BOK Center | 7:05 p.m. CT
LAST TIME OUT: Adam Carlson made 36 saves on 38 shots but the Rush were shut out by the Toledo Walleye 3-0 on Saturday night at The Monument Ice Arena. It was the second consecutive shutout loss for Rapid City.
GOALS WANTED: The Rush lost all three of their games last week at home against Toledo and were outscored a combined 14-1 during the three setbacks. Rapid City scored on its first shot of the game in the 5-1 loss on Wednesday morning and has since had 80 consecutive shots stopped. The Rush have gone 178:25 of game time without scoring a goal.
A WELCOME SIGHT: Rapid City arrives in Tulsa for three games this weekend, its final three in Tulsa this season. The Rush are 5-2-1-0 against the Oilers this season and 3-1-1-0 at the BOK Center. Rapid City has a total of six games remaining against the Oilers, three in Tulsa and three at home at The Monument Ice Arena.
REMEMBER HIM?: Rush forward Jimmy Soper returns to Tulsa this weekend for the first time since the Oilers traded him to the Norfolk Admirals in January. Since being acquired by the Rush from Norfolk, Soper has two goals, one assist, a fighting major and a +3 plus/minus rating in five games played. Over 105 games during parts of two seasons for Tulsa, Soper scored 29 goals and had 42 assists.
POWER OUTAGE: The Rush went 0-for-3 on the power play on Saturday night and are now without a power play goal in their last four games. Rapid City is 0-for-14 with a man advantage in those four games, coming immediately after it had scored power play goals in five straight games.
THE CENTURY MARK: Rush forwards Calder Brooks and Brett Gravelle are each set to play their 100th career ECHL games on Friday night. Over 99 games in the league, Brooks has 44 goals, 36 assists and a +8 plus/minus rating. In his 99 career ECHL games, Gravelle has 37 goals, 38 assists and is +13.
ODDS AND ENDS: Friday is the first of five consecutive games away from home for Rapid City. The Rush are 8-16-1-0 on the road this season and have lost five straight road games...Alex Aleardi leads the Rush with 12 points in eight games against the Oilers...Tulsa’s Max Golod is the reigning ECHL player of the week. Golod scored five goals and had two assists in two wins over the Wichita Thunder last week.
UP NEXT: The Rush and Oilers will meet again on Saturday night in Tulsa. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. at the BOK Center.