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Rampage Come Back For 3-2 Victory Over Griffins

Selleck Scores Late Game Winner, Rheault Tallies Two Goals

Friday, 11.2.2012 / 11:50 PM ET / Recap
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Rampage Come Back For 3-2 Victory Over Griffins
Forward Jon Rheault celebrates his first period goal against the Grand Rapids Griffins at AT&T Center in San Antonio.

CHUCK WEBER POST-GAME
ERIC SELLECK POST-GAME
JON RHEAULT POST-GAME
RHEAULT'S FIRST OF THE NIGHT
SELLECK'S GAME-WINNER

SAN ANTONIO (November 2, 2012) – Rampage forward Eric Selleck scored the game-winning goal with three minutes remaining in regulation to help propel San Antonio to its third-straight home win with a 3-2 victory over Grand Rapids on Friday night at AT&T Center in front of 7,976 fans.

Forward Jon Rheault recorded two goals on the night and netminder Jacob Markstrom made 24 saves to help the Rampage (3-4-0-1) erase a 2-0 deficit and kick off the four-game homestand with a victory. Selleck and Rheault’s tallies were their firsts of the season.

Grand Rapids (2-4-1-1) struck first at 6:20 of the opening frame with an extra attacker on a delayed penalty. Markstrom made the initial save, but the rebound went right to Brent Raedeke, who fired the puck into the top shelf of the goal.

The Griffins took a two-goal lead at 9:38 of the first period when Trevor Parkes walked into the slot and took a wrist shot that beat Markstrom high.

But the Rampage went on to record three unanswered goals en route to the victory.

Rheault tallied his first goal of the season at with four minutes remaining in the first period. Defenseman Tyson Strachan passed the puck down low to rookie forward Drew Shore, who spotted Rheault open in the high slot for the one-timer that found the back of the net.

Rheault struck again at 4:35 of the second period, recording the Rampage’s first shorthanded goal of the season. The 5-foot-11, 200-pound forward intercepted a pass at the blueline and made a nifty move before tucking the puck under Griffins netminder Tom McCollum to tie the game at 2-2.

Rookie forward Jared Gomes found himself all alone with the puck in front of the Griffins’ goal with four minutes remaining in the middle frame. Gomes deked to his backhand, but was unable to elevate the puck over McCollum.

Selleck tallied the game winner at 16:48 of the third period on a sharp angle shot that beat McCollum shortside. In his first game of the season after dealing with an injury that kept him sidelined for the first seven games of the year, defenseman Michael Caruso earned an assist on the game winner. Scott Timmins also collected a helper on the goal.

The Rampage power play was held to 0-for-4 on the night, while Grand Rapids went 0-for-3 with the man advantage. Of San Antonio’s eight games this season, six have been decided by one goal with the Rampage owning a 3-2-0-1 record in such affairs.

The Rampage will look to keep the home winning streak alive on Sunday, as San Antonio will square off against Oklahoma City at 4:30 p.m. at AT&T Center. Individual, and season, tickets start at $10 and can be purchased at the AT&T Center Southeast Box Office, by calling a Rampage representative at 210-444-5554 or online at sarampage.com

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 73 47 19 7 224 168 101
2 MTL 75 46 21 8 197 167 100
3 TBL 75 46 22 7 244 194 99
4 NYI 75 44 26 5 228 208 93
5 PIT 74 40 23 11 204 186 91
6 DET 73 39 22 12 212 201 90
7 WSH 74 40 24 10 215 182 90
8 OTT 73 37 25 11 213 195 85
9 BOS 74 36 25 13 195 193 85
10 FLA 74 34 26 14 184 202 82
11 PHI 75 30 29 16 196 216 76
12 NJD 74 31 31 12 166 189 74
13 CBJ 73 34 35 4 198 228 72
14 CAR 73 27 36 10 170 201 64
15 TOR 75 27 42 6 194 241 60
16 BUF 74 20 46 8 141 249 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Huberdeau 71 13 32 7 45
N. Bjugstad 72 24 19 -7 43
J. Jokinen 73 7 33 -1 40
J. Jagr 69 13 25 -4 38
B. Boyes 72 12 23 10 35
A. Ekblad 73 11 24 10 35
J. Hayes 64 18 13 -4 31
A. Barkov 63 12 17 -2 29
B. Campbell 74 3 21 1 24
B. Pirri 41 20 2 5 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 26 17 11 .922 2.32
A. Montoya 5 7 2 .888 3.08
 
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