Troy Schwab scored the game-winning goal with 43 seconds left in overtime, giving the Thunder a 3-2 victory in Tulsa on Tuesday.
Tulsa scored two unassisted goals in the second period, the first coming while shorthanded. The Thunder's Aaron Davis scored in between the two Tulsa goals.
Wichita's Mike Looby scored the game-tying goal at 5:28 of the third period with an assist from Steve Kaunisto.
Each team was 0 for 3 in the power play in a game that saw just 12 minutes in penalties.
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The Thunder returns home Friday to face Mississippi, the start of a three-game weekend. On Saturday the team will travel to Allen, Texas, then return home for a game Sunday against Quad City.
Wichita0 1 1 1—3 Tulsa0 2 0 0—2
First Period—None. Penalties— Steffes, Tulsa (high sticking), 5:23; Galbraith, Wichita (cross checking), 14:04.
Second Period—1, Tulsa, Mori, 7:58 (sh). 2, Wichita, Davis (Martens), 13:10. 3, Tulsa, Dignard, 18:19. Penalties— Schwab, Wichita (roughing), 4:52; Beausoleil, Tulsa (slashing), 7:04; Beausoleil, Tulsa (slashing), 9:19; Tetrault, Wichita (holding), 19:15.
Third Period—4, Wichita, Looby (Kaunisto), 5:28. Penalties— None.
Overtime—5, Wichita, Schwab, 4:17. Penalties— None.
Shots on Goal—Wichita 12-13-9-5—39. Tulsa 9-10-7-1—27.
Power-play opportunities—Wichita 0 of 3, Tulsa 0 of 3
Goalies—Wichita, Gelinas (27 shots-25 saves). Tulsa, Cann (39-36).
A—4,262. T— 2:17.