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Rampage Earn Comeback Victory Over Bulldogs

Saturday, 12.22.2012 / 11:52 PM ET / Recap
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Rampage Earn Comeback Victory Over Bulldogs

HAMILTON (December, 22, 2012)- The San Antonio Rampage (11-17-0-3) head into the holiday break on a high note after defeating the Hamilton Bulldogs (10-14-1-2), 5-2, Saturday night at Copps Coliseum.

Casey Wellman had a goal and two assists while Greg Rallo was name First Star of the Game. Dov Grumet-Morris made 31 saves off of 33 shots in the win. The win was Grumet-Morris’ first in seven weeks dating back to a shutout of the Oklahoma City Barons on November 4th.  

The Rampage struck twice on the power play in the win, they previously had only one goal on the man-advantage in their last six games.

San Antonio once again opened strong, outshooting the Bulldogs 16-10, but it was Hamilton who was able to strike first. Gabriel Dumont skated in on the left side and fired a shot that beat Grumet-Morris blocker side 1:22 into the game.

The Bulldogs struck again at 5:34 of the second period when Mike Blunden blasted a wrist shot from the right circle after getting a pass from the boards.

Hamilton tied San Antonio in shots in the second period, 11-11, but this time it was San Antonio who cashed in on their opportunities.

Jon Rheault got the Rampage on the board at 8:16 of the second period when his bad angle shot deflected in off the skate of Cody Wild and past Bulldogs’ goaltender Cedrick Desjardins. The goal was Rheault’s eighth of the season.

Greg Rallo sent San Antonio to the second intermission with momentum when he cashed in on a power play at 18:48 of the second period. Wellman found Rallo open on the left wing side where he fired a one-timer to make it 2-2 going into the final frame.

Drew Shore gave the Rampage their first lead of the night at 2:33 of the third period on the power play. San Antonio broke into the zone when Jon Sim found Shore skating to the slot, Sim got him the puck and Shore buried it to make it 3-2.  It was Shore’s first goal in 14 games and the second for the Rampage on the man-advantage.

Alex Petrovic would score off a shot from the point at 16:23 of the third period while Wellman put one into an empty net at 18:59 to seal the 5-2 win.

Despite Hamilton owning the second best penalty kill in the league at home (41-for-44, 93.2%) the Rampage scored twice to finish 2-for-5 on the night. Hamilton could not convert on their four opportunities and lost the shot battle as well, 44-33

The Silver & Black will now enjoy a three-day Holiday break before finishing up the road trip in Oklahoma City on December 28th. The Rampage will return to the AT&T Center on December 29th to face the Houston Aeros 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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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

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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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