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Rampage Hold Off Wolves For 4-3 Game 2 Win

Saturday, 04.21.2012 / 11:57 PM ET / Recap
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Rampage Hold Off Wolves For 4-3 Game 2 Win
SAN ANTONIO (April 21, 2012) –The San Antonio Rampage held off a late charge from the Chicago Wolves to post a 4-3 victory in Game 2 of their Western Conference Quarterfinal series on Saturday night at the AT&T Center.  With the win, San Antonio went ahead 2-0 in the best-of-five set.
 
The Rampage scored the game’s first goal, a power-play tally, at the 4:18 mark of the first. Bill Thomas handed San Antonio a 1-0 advantage after deflecting a Greg Rallo shot past Wolves backstop Matt Climie for his first goal of the playoffs.
 
James Wright extended the San Antonio lead to 2-0 13:51 into the first when he crept out from behind the Chicago net and stuffed the puck home behind Climie for a power-play score.  The goal marked Wright’s fifth point in the first two games of the series.
 
Chicago cut their deficit to 2-1 with a tally from Kevin Doell 23 seconds later.  He collected a loose puck at the side of the San Antonio net and shot a backhander that found its way through the legs of Rampage goalie Jacob Markstrom for his first goal of the playoffs.
 
Jon Matsumoto added his third goal of the series at 9:10 of the second period to make the count 3-1 in favor of the Rampage.  With San Antonio on a five-on-three power play, he roofed a shot over Climie’s left shoulder to give the Rampage a two-goal lead.
 
San Antonio went up 4-1 nearly five minutes later when Bracken Kearns beat Climie to the far side of the net on a wrister from the half boards to notch his first career AHL playoff goal.  Climie was replaced by net-minder Eddie Lack following the play.
 
Darren Haydar cut the Rampage lead to 4-2 with a power-play marker 8:07 into the third.  While at the bottom of the left circle, he fired a shot through Markstrom’s leg pads for the goal.
 
Just 51 seconds later Doell brought Chicago to within one at 4-3 with another power-play goal.  He skated to the front of the San Antonio net and beat Markstrom far side to pick up his second goal of the contest.
 
Markstrom stopped 36 of the 39 Wolves shots he faced while Climie turned aside 20 of 24 Rampage attempts before exiting.  Lack stopped all seven San Antonio shots he saw in relief.
 
The Rampage and Wolves square off in Game 3 of their series on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. (CST) at Allstate Arena as the series shifts to Chicago.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 79 27 39 23 66
J. Jokinen 81 18 42 25 60
A. Barkov 66 28 31 18 59
J. Huberdeau 76 20 39 17 59
V. Trocheck 76 25 28 15 53
R. Smith 82 25 25 19 50
A. Ekblad 78 15 21 18 36
N. Bjugstad 67 15 19 -8 34
B. Campbell 82 6 25 31 31
B. Pirri 52 11 13 -4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 35 19 6 .922 2.35
A. Montoya 12 7 3 .919 2.18

 
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