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Rampage Drop Game 2 To Barons 5-4 In Overtime

Saturday, 05.05.2012 / 11:58 PM / 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 MTL 65 41 18 6 175 146 88
2 NYI 66 42 21 3 211 185 87
3 TBL 66 40 20 6 217 173 86
4 NYR 63 39 17 7 197 155 85
5 DET 62 36 15 11 182 160 83
6 PIT 63 36 18 9 182 158 81
7 WSH 66 35 21 10 194 164 80
8 BOS 63 31 22 10 168 165 72
9 FLA 65 28 23 14 159 185 70
10 PHI 65 28 25 12 173 187 68
11 OTT 62 28 23 11 176 167 67
12 NJD 64 27 27 10 144 165 64
13 TOR 65 26 34 5 175 199 57
14 CBJ 63 26 33 4 163 201 56
15 CAR 62 24 31 7 144 167 55
16 BUF 64 19 40 5 123 215 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 65 22 17 -8 39
J. Huberdeau 62 10 28 2 38
J. Jokinen 64 6 29 0 35
A. Ekblad 65 11 23 7 34
B. Boyes 63 11 21 9 32
J. Jagr 60 12 19 -10 31
J. Hayes 56 17 12 -5 29
B. Campbell 65 3 20 1 23
A. Barkov 54 10 12 -7 22
D. Kulikov 56 3 15 -5 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 23 16 11 .921 2.37
A. Montoya 5 7 2 .888 3.08
 
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