The Tulsa Oilers (4-4-1) ended a three-game slide with a 2-1 home ice victory over the Rapid City Rush (4-3-0) on Wednesday night.
Rookie Dan Bakala improved to 2-1-1 with a 27-save effort for Tulsa.
Tim Boron was sharp as well making 17 saves on 19 shots, but he falls to 3-2-0 on the season.
Ben Gordon and Matt Gingera scored for the Oilers (Gordon's goal extends his league-best point streak to nine games).
Jarrett Konkle's shorthanded goal was all of the offense in the game for the Rush.