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Rampage Blank Heat 4-0

Markstrom stops all 36 shots to record first shutout of season.

Thursday, 12.6.2012 / 1:30 AM ET / Recap
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Rampage Blank Heat 4-0

ABBOTSFORD, British Columbia (December 5, 2012) – Rampage goaltender Jacob Markstrom stopped all 36 shots he faced as San Antonio (8-11-0-3) shut out the Western Conference- leading Abbotsford Heat (13-4-3-3), 4-0, Wednesday night in British Columbia. The victory concluded a five-game road trip for the Rampage, who went 4-1-0-0 against North Division opponents on the trip.

The shutout was Markstrom’s first of the season, and third of his career, as he stopped 68 of 70 shots in the Rampage’s two-game sweep of the Heat. San Antonio has now won five of their last six games in Abbotsford.

Rampage rookie Quinton Howden also had his first professional multi-goal game, as he tallied a goal in the second period and the club’s first empty-net goal of the year with 1:49 remaining in regulation. Fellow rookie Justin Vaive also had a memorable night, tallying his first American Hockey League goal.

Scott Timmins opened the scoring at 4:29 of the first period when he gathered a loose puck and threw it on net. The shot beat Heat goaltender Leland Irving to give the Rampage the early lead. The goal was Timmins’ second of the road trip and third of the season. 

Vaive checked in with his first AHL goal at 7:06 of the first period. The Rampage rookie fired a shot from the left circle that beat Taylor stick side, with Timmins collecting an assist.

Howden ended Irving’s night at 5:30 of the second period when he rushed in on the right wing side and fired a low shot that beat the Heat netminder between the pads to make it 3-0 San Antonio. Danny Taylor came on in relief of Irving, who had allowed three goals off eight shots.

Howden would add an empty-net goal at 18:11 of the third period to ice the game for the Rampage and send the team back to San Antonio on a high note.

The Rampage were outshot, 36-14, in the game – and 70-31 in the two-game series – but Markstrom was the difference in net in both games, making several incredible stops including a point blank save off Heat winger Greg Nemisz in the third period.

In his last six starts, Markstrom has surrendered a total of 10 goals, while stopping 188 shots. In that span, he hasn't surrendered more than two goals in a single game. Markstrom brings a personal four-game winning streak back to the Alamo City.

The Rampage ended the night 0-for-2 on the power play, while the Heat finished 0-for-3 with the man advantage.

The Rampage will return to the Alamo City 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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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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