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Rampage Cruise Past Monsters, 6-2

Rampage Score Season-High Four Goals in Opening Frame En Route to Victory

Friday, 11.30.2012 / 10:45 PM ET / Recap
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Rampage Cruise Past Monsters, 6-2

CLEVELAND, OHIO (November 30, 2012) – The San Antonio Rampage (6-10-0-3) recorded a season-high four goals in the first period and never looked back en route to a 6-2 victory over the Lake Erie Monsters (10-8-1-1) at Quicken Loans Arena on Friday night. The win marked the second-straight road victory for the Rampage in the midst of a five-game road trip against North division foes.

Rampage rookie Jared Gomes tallied two goals, Greg Rallo recorded a goal and an assist and David Pacan chipped in a pair of helpers as the Rampage netted a season-high six goals. Goaltender Jacob Markstrom earned First Star honors by stopping 37 shots in his second-straight victory between the pipes.

The Rampage recorded a season-high 17 shots in the first period and were rewarded for their efforts with four goals in the opening frame. Jean-Francois Jacques tipped in a point shot from defenseman Tyson Strachan to get things started for San Antonio at 5:36 of the first period while on the power play.

Gomes tallied his third goal of the season at 8:23 to give the Rampage a 2-0 lead. Pacan collected an assist on the goal, which marked his first AHL point in only his second game since being recalled on loan from the ECHL’s Cincinnati Cyclones on Tuesday.

Eric Selleck made it 3-0 when he crashed the net and found a rebound at 13:09. Rallo capped off the four-goal outburst with his second goal in as many games at 15:28 of the first period to give the Rampage a 4-0 lead at the first intermission.

The Monsters outshot the Rampage, 12-7, in the second period, but only lit the lamp once. Geoff Walker recorded the lone goal of the frame for the Monsters, as the Rampage carried a 4-1 lead entering the final 20 minutes of action.

Jonathan Hazen tallied his first goal of the year for the Rampage, just two games after being recalled from loan from Cincinnati. Rallo picked up his second point of the night with a helper on the goal.

Former Rampage defenseman Sean Sullivan tallied his first goal of the year for Lake Erie at 15:13, but San Antonio closed the door the rest of the way to snap a five game losing streak to the Monsters dating back to the 2010-11 season.

San Antonio was outshot 39-34 on the night, but the Rampage held their opponent off the scoresheet on the power play for the second straight game, as Lake Erie went 0-for-3 with the man advantage. Jacques cashed in on the Rampage’s only power-play opportunity of the night.

The Rampage and Monsters will meet again tomorrow (Saturday) at 12 p.m. in the third of five games away from the AT&T Center for the Silver and Black. San Antonio will then travel to Abbotsford for a two-game set (Dec. 4-5) against the Heat. The Rampage return home on Saturday, Dec. 8 on Salute to the Badges Night to kick off a two-game set with the Oklahoma City Barons at 7:00 p.m.

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.

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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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