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Rampage Can't Complete Comeback

Saturday, 12.1.2012 / 5:00 PM ET / Recap
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Rampage Can\'t Complete Comeback

CLEVELAND, OHIO (December 1, 2012) -- The San Antonio Rampage (6-11-0-3) overcame a two-goal deficit to tie the game in the third period, but a pair of late goals ultimately sank the Silver & Black as they fell, 4-2, against the Lake Erie Monsters (11-8-1-1) Saturday afternoon in Cleveland at Quicken Loans Arena.

Rampage netminder Dov Grumet-Morris made 24 saves off of 28 shots and Greg Rallo tallied his third goal in three games, but the Monsters snapped San Antonio’s two-game winning streak and took the victory in the second game of the weekend series.

Jon Rheault collected an assist in the game to mark his 100th career AHL point and defenseman Tyson Strachan extended his point scoring streak to three games with an assist on the afternoon.

After being outscored 4-0 in the opening frame in Friday’s 6-2 loss to the Rampage, the Monsters came out of the gates hot and tallied two goals within the first 10 minutes of action.

Monsters captain Bryan Lerg struck first at 1:53 of the first period when he rushed in on the right wing side and fired a shot that caught Grumet-Morris off guard. The Monsters struck again at 9:51 on the power play when Mark Olver collected a rebound and put it past the Rampage netminder.

In the second period, San Antonio gathered some momentum and put pressure on the Monster’s side of the ice. James Wright rushed in shorthanded at 8:06 of the second period and drew San Antonio’s first penalty shot of the year. Wright came in wide to the left but couldn’t beat Lake Erie goaltender Sami Aittokallio on the penalty shot.

Rallo, however, put the Rampage on the board with his third goal in as many games at 16:25 of the second period. Rallo had drawn a penalty on the play, but was still able to get a clean shot off to make it a one-goal game entering the second intermission.

Colby Robak tied the game at 2-2 with a power-play goal at 2:26 of the third period. The Rampage defenseman fired a slap shot that beat Aittokallio, with Rheault collecting a helper to mark his 100th AHL point on the play.

Lake Erie came back quickly, though, first on a goal from Patrick Bordeleau at 8:41 of the third period. Bordeleau tipped a point shot from Tyson Barrie for his second goal of the season. The Monsters struck again at 12:19 when Mike Connolly collected a rebound in a net-mouth rush and potted the goal to put the game out of reach for the Rampage.

San Antonio went 1-for-4 on the power play and held the Monsters to only one power-play goal in seven chances. Both teams recorded 28 shots in the game.

The Herd now move on to British Columbia to face the Western Conference leading Abbotsford Heat to kick off two games in a span of two days starting on Tuesday at 9 p.m. CT. They will return to the AT&T Center December 8th for Salute to the Badges Night for the first of two tilts with the Oklahoma City Barons.

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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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 79 27 39 23 66
J. Jokinen 81 18 42 25 60
A. Barkov 66 28 31 18 59
J. Huberdeau 76 20 39 17 59
V. Trocheck 76 25 28 15 53
R. Smith 82 25 25 19 50
A. Ekblad 78 15 21 18 36
N. Bjugstad 67 15 19 -8 34
B. Campbell 82 6 25 31 31
B. Pirri 52 11 13 -4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 35 19 6 .922 2.35
A. Montoya 12 7 3 .919 2.18

 
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