The Missouri Mavericks have lost three of their four games this season in the final period.

The Missouri Mavericks have lost three of their four games this season in the final period.

“Boy, it was sure nice to turn the tables on an opponent and get a late win ourselves,” Mavericks coach Scott Hillman said by phone late Friday night after his team scored a franchise-record four goals in the final 20 minutes to top Tulsa 5-2 at the BOK Center.

The two teams travel back to Independence and play each other again tonight in a 7:05 p.m. contest at the Independence Events Center.

“I told you before we left that we wanted four points this weekend, and we got the toughest points on the road tonight,” Hillman continued.

“We got in some penalty trouble in the second period and they took a (2-1) lead, but the boys came back strong in that third period. It was great to see.”

The only setback was an injury to defenseman Jared Lavender, who was knocked out of the game after a hit by former Mavs captain Tyler Fleck.

“Jared will be a game-time decision tomorrow,” Hillman said. “He got his cage rattled pretty good. Hopefully, he’ll be ready Saturday. If not, the boys will just have to step up their game without him.”

Toby Lafrance and Nick Sirota each scored a pair of goals and Robby Nolan stopped 24 of 26 shots as the Mavericks improved to 6-4-2.They also won their second game in a row for the first time this season.

 “Robby (Nolan) was great in net tonight,” Hillman said.  “We got ourselves in penalty trouble in the second, but stayed out of the box in the third.  It was a great response from our guys in the third period and a solid effort as guys played through some tough bumps and bruises and battled to the end.”

Just 3:13 into the opening period, Lafrance gave the Mavericks a 1-0 lead when he lifted the puck over the glove of Oilers goaltender Ian Keserich.

Mavericks defenseman Dominic D’Amour and forward Tab Lardner assisted on the goal.  The Mavs held on to the 1-0 lead for the remainder of the period and the teams were tied at nine shots each.

The Oilers earned four power play chances in the second period and Dilauro was whistled for three of the penalties.

Derek Eastman tied the game on a power play goal at the 13:52 mark on assists from Jack Combs and Chad Costello.  Tulsa outshot Missouri 13-7 overall in the period and the teams were tied heading into the second intermission.

Eastman scored his second power play goal of the game just seven seconds into the third period to give the Oilers a 2-1 lead, but the Mavericks offense woke up following the goal.

Sirota scored the first of his two goals at the 5:24 mark on a centering pass from Ryan Jardine to tie the game, 2-2.  Derek Pallardy scored his second goal in as many games, with a power play goal, at 11:36 when he buried a rebound to give the Mavericks a 3-2 lead.

Simon Watson assisted on Pallardy’s goal extending his scoring streak to three games.

Just 33 seconds later, Lafrance redirected a pass into the net for his second goal of the game on another power play.  Finally, at the 16:30 mark, Sirota lifted a shot top shelf to beat Keserich for his second goal and it put the game out of reach for the Oilers.

The Mavericks and Oilers each finished with two power play goals and Missouri outshot the Oilers 31-26.