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Rampage Come Back For 3-2 Victory Over Griffins

Selleck Scores Late Game Winner, Rheault Tallies Two Goals

Friday, 11.02.2012 / 11:50 PM / 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 MTL 61 40 16 5 167 135 85
2 NYR 60 38 16 6 190 148 82
3 NYI 62 40 20 2 200 173 82
4 TBL 62 37 19 6 203 167 80
5 DET 60 34 15 11 176 156 79
6 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
7 WSH 62 33 19 10 184 156 76
8 BOS 60 29 22 9 158 158 67
9 FLA 61 26 22 13 145 172 65
10 PHI 62 26 25 11 164 181 63
11 OTT 59 26 23 10 167 161 62
12 NJD 61 25 27 9 137 161 59
13 CBJ 60 26 30 4 157 189 56
14 TOR 61 25 31 5 170 185 55
15 CAR 59 22 30 7 134 159 51
16 BUF 62 19 38 5 120 207 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 61 21 15 -9 36
J. Huberdeau 58 9 24 4 33
A. Ekblad 61 9 23 6 32
J. Jokinen 60 6 25 -3 31
B. Boyes 59 10 18 6 28
J. Hayes 52 17 10 -5 27
A. Barkov 50 9 12 -4 21
T. Fleischmann 52 7 14 12 21
B. Campbell 61 3 17 1 20
D. Bolland 37 3 13 2 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 22 16 11 .921 2.38
A. Montoya 4 6 2 .893 2.98
 
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