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Rampage Defeat Abbotsford In Overtime

Jason DeSantis tallies game-winner 35 seconds into overtime

Wednesday, 12.05.2012 / 1:10 AM / Recap
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Rampage Defeat Abbotsford In Overtime

ABBOTSFORD, British Columbia (December 4, 2012) – Rampage defenseman Jason DeSantis recorded his first goal of the season just 35 seconds into overtime, as San Antonio (7-11-0-3) defeated the Abbotsford Heat, 3-2, Tuesday night at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre. The Rampage have now won three of the first four games in their current road trip and four of their last five games in Abbotsford.

San Antonio netminder Jacob Markstom stopped 32 of 34 shots and made several spectacular saves down the stretch to keep the Rampage in the game and force overtime. Markstom has now won three-straight starts between the pipes.

In addition, Greg Rallo notched his fourth goal in as many games in the victory and his four game goal streak tops the American Hockey League charts.

The Rampage took a 1-0 lead at 3:24 of the first period on Casey Wellman’s first goal since Nov. 13. James Wright picked up an assist on the play, extending his point-scoring streak to four games on four assists.

The Heat (13-3-3-2) owned the second-best power play in the league at home entering the contest (15-for-53; 28.3%) and cashed in with the man advantage at 6:18 of the first period to tie the game at 1-1. Abbotsford forward Roman Horak tipped a shot past Markstom for his team-leading 12th goal of the year.

Rallo reclaimed the lead for the Rampage at 15:22 of first period to extend his goal-scoring streak to four games. Defenseman Colby Robak also picked up an assist on the play to give the Rampage a 2-1 lead heading into the first intermission.

Abbotsford took advantage of a Rampage turnover to tie the game, 2-2, at 10:37 of the second period. Max Reinhart lit the lamp on a shot from the left faceoff dot with Horak collecting the assist.

The Heat outshot the Rampage, 11-2, in the middle frame, but Markstrom kept the game tied with several acrobat saves. Markstrom made several more impressive saves late in the game, including a point-blank save on Ben Street with six minutes remaining in regulation, to help force overtime.

In overtime, the Rampage rushed up the ice on a 3-on-2 odd-man rush and Jon Rheault found DeSantis crashing the net. The Rampage defenseman made no mistake in placing the puck past Abbotsford goaltender Barry Brust.

San Antonio was outshot 34-17 on the night and went 0-for-2 on the power play, while Abbotsford went 1-for-5 with the man advantage.

The Rampage and Heat will meet again tomorrow (Wednesday) at 9 p.m. CT to wrap up the five-game road trip for the Silver and Black. The Rampage return home on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. for Salute to the Badges Night to kick off a two-game set 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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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

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2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 76 16 22 -14 38
S. Upshall 76 15 22 1 37
B. Campbell 82 7 30 -6 37
B. Boyes 78 21 15 -6 36
S. Bergenheim 62 16 13 -16 29
J. Huberdeau 69 9 19 -5 28
T. Fleischmann 80 8 20 -18 28
T. Gilbert 73 3 25 -5 28
B. Pirri 49 13 12 6 25
A. Barkov 54 8 16 -3 24
 
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R. Luongo 25 23 7 .919 2.40
S. Clemmensen 6 7 1 .896 3.09
 
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