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Rampage Drop Game 2 To Barons 5-4 In Overtime

Saturday, 05.5.2012 / 11:58 PM ET / Recap
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Rampage Drop Game 2 To Barons 5-4 In Overtime


OKLAHOMA CITY (May 5, 2012) – The San Antonio Rampage scored three power-play goals but ultimately fell to the Oklahoma City Barons by a score of 5-4 in overtime at the Cox Center on Saturday.  With the loss, the Rampage’s Western Conference Semifinal series is now knotted at 1-1.

Oklahoma City got on the board first with a goal from Chris VandeVelde at the 8:31 mark of the opening period.  He picked up a loose puck at the front of the San Antonio net and lifted a backhander past Rampage backstop Jacob Markstrom to notch his first goal of the playoffs.

Bill Thomas evened the score for San Antonio at 1-1 with a power-play goal at 19:18 of the first.  He took a cross-ice feed from Michal Repik and ripped a shot by Barons netminder Yann Danis to register his third goal of the postseason.

San Antonio extended their lead to 2-1 2:59 into the second period when Mark Cullen cashed in for the Rampage’s second power-play goal of the contest.   He took a pass from Tyson Strachan and drilled a slap shot by Danis for his third goal of the playoffs.

Oklahoma City had an opportunity to tie the game with a penalty shot at 11:01 of the second but the Barons’ Ryan Keller was denied by Markstrom and the game remained 2-1.

The Barons did get the tying goal they were looking for just 46 seconds later when a bouncing puck landed on the stick of Mark Arcobello, who swept the puck past Markstrom to knot the score at 2-2.  The goal was Arcobello’s third of the playoffs.

Teemu Hartikainen regained the lead for Oklahoma City at 3-2 nearly two minutes later.  While stationed at the front of the Rampage net, he took a centering pass from Josh Green and fired a wrister over Markstrom’s glove for his third score of the postseason.

Forward Bracken Kearns skates with the puck against Oklahoma City in Game 2 of the AHL Western Conference Semis (Photo Credit: Steven Christy)

Evan Barlow tallied San Antonio’s third power-play goal of the game and 12th overall of the postseason at the 10:16 mark of the third period to tie the game at 3-3.  Alex Petrovic found Barlow by himself at the left post and Barlow shot the puck into an open net for his second marker of the playoffs.

Thomas registered his second goal of the night at 15:31 of the third to put San Antonio ahead 4-3.  He recorded his fourth goal of the postseason with a shot from the high slot that found its way through Danis’ legs.

Magnus Paajarvi scored a power-play goal with 9.2 seconds remaining in the third to tie the game at 4-4 and send the contest into overtime.  His blast from the top of the right circle went over Markstrom’s left shoulder and into the net.  The goal was Paajarvi’s first of the postseason.

Green gave the Barons a 5-4 win 11:40 into overtime when he found a loose puck in the crease behind Markstrom and shot it into the Rampage net.  The tally was his fourth of the playoffs.

Danis made 22 saves on 26 Rampage shots while Markstrom stopped 32 of the 37 Barons attempts he faced.

The Rampage and Barons will play Game 3 of their series on Monday at 7 p.m. (CST) as the series shifts to the AT&T Center.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 53 40 9 4 175 120 84
2 FLA 55 32 17 6 153 127 70
3 NYR 55 31 18 6 157 140 68
4 DET 55 28 18 9 138 134 65
5 NYI 53 29 18 6 150 131 64
6 TBL 54 30 20 4 144 130 64
7 BOS 54 29 19 6 159 148 64
8 PIT 54 28 19 7 139 136 63
9 NJD 55 27 21 7 122 123 61
10 CAR 55 24 21 10 131 143 58
11 MTL 56 27 25 4 151 151 58
12 PHI 53 24 20 9 127 138 57
13 OTT 56 25 25 6 157 173 56
14 BUF 56 22 28 6 131 155 50
15 CBJ 56 22 28 6 140 173 50
16 TOR 53 19 25 9 122 149 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 52 17 23 14 40
J. Huberdeau 55 11 29 12 40
J. Jokinen 55 11 27 12 38
V. Trocheck 55 17 18 3 35
A. Barkov 43 16 19 13 35
R. Smith 55 18 16 12 34
B. Pirri 51 11 13 -3 24
A. Ekblad 51 11 13 19 24
B. Campbell 55 5 18 20 23
N. Bjugstad 40 9 10 -3 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 24 13 5 .927 2.23
A. Montoya 8 4 1 .926 2.06

 
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