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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.

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Huberdeau 79 15 39 10 54
J. Jokinen 81 8 36 -2 44
N. Bjugstad 72 24 19 -7 43
A. Ekblad 81 12 27 12 39
B. Boyes 78 14 24 11 38
A. Barkov 71 16 20 -4 36
J. Hayes 72 19 16 -4 35
B. Campbell 82 3 24 4 27
B. Pirri 49 22 2 6 24
D. Bolland 53 6 17 4 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 28 19 12 .921 2.35
A. Montoya 6 7 2 .892 3.01
 
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