WICHITA, Kan. – For the second game in a row on the Mavericks’ current road swing, coach Scott Hillman's team found a way to avoid a regulation loss and claim a point in the standings.

WICHITA, Kan. – For the second game in a row on the Mavericks’ current road swing, coach Scott Hillman's team found a way to avoid a regulation loss and claim a point in the standings.

Sebastien Thinel scored two third-period goals to tie the game at 3-all and Kenton Miller scored what appeared to be the game-winner, only to have Wichita's Ian Lowe knot the score at 4-all on a power play goal with just 1:48 remaining in regulation.

The Thunder then claimed a 5-4 win on Greger Hansen's goal 11 seconds into the overtime period.

“We really shut them down in the second period, as they had just three shots on goal,” Hillman said, “and we finally got out power play going with Miller and Chezzy (Dave Pszenyczny) scoring two big goals.”

Hillman said his team has been working on power-play production at each recent practice.

“We would have liked to have come out of here with two points, but getting a point in one of the toughest buildings in the league – especially when you're down 3-1 going into the final period, tells me a lot about our team,” Hillman added.

“Neither team had a lot of shots (23 for Missouri, 27 for Wichita), and we came back and really made it exciting in the third period. We made some mistakes that led to (Wichita) goals, but that happens at all levels.

“We're improving night by night, now, we need to go into Tulsa (7:30 p.m. Saturday) and get two points.”

The Mavericks scored the game-tying goal with less than a second left Wednesday at Quad City before losing in a shootout and came back to score the three goals in the third period to claim a point against Wichita and improve to 14-11-4 - which was good for a fourth-place tie at press time.

Former Maverick defenseman Jared Lavender, who rejoined his former team on Friday, was a standout in the Wichita game.

“Lavie did a great job,” Hillman said. “He was just incredible out there. Illness and injuries have hurt our defense, and Lavie came in and gave us just what we needed.”

MAVS CONTINUE ROAD SWING: The Mavericks travel to Tulsa to take on the Oilers at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The Mavericks return to the Independence Events Center for a 7:05 p.m. game Monday against the Oilers. The Mavericks are offering a family four pack of four tickets, four soft drinks and four hot dogs for $80.