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Rampage Drop Peoria 5-2

Sunday, 01.06.2013 / 8:10 PM / Recap
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Rampage Drop Peoria 5-2

SAN ANTONIO (January 6, 2013) – The San Antonio Rampage (15-18-0-4) rode a pair of three-point performances from Jon Rheault and Quinton Howden en route to their fourth win at home, claiming a 5-2 victory over the Peoria Rivermen (14-17-2-2) Sunday afternoon at the AT&T Center on front of 4,294 fans.

Rheault (two goals, one assist) and Howden (one goal, two assists) each had three points in the win, earning First and Second star honors, respectively, while Jacob Markstrom continued his stellar play in net, stopping 31 of 33 shots and claiming Third Star honors. Markstrom now has won three straight starts and has stopped 106 of the 110 shots he has faced in that span.

The win was San Antonio’s fifth in their last seven games as they continue to rack up points in the standings, earning 10 of a possible 14 points in their last seven contests. The Rampage have only allowed six goals in their last five games and have not allowed an opponent more than two goals in a game in that span.

Sunday’s game started off as a back-and-forth affair with Peoria quickly answering San Antonio’s scoring through the first two periods before the Rampage pulled ahead in the final frame.

Howden opened the scoring at 16:45 of the first period. The rookie winger entered the zone on the forecheck and was the first player to get to the puck as it went into the boards past the goal line. Howden collected the dump in on his forehand and walked in on Rivermen goaltender Jake Allen, sneaking the puck under Peoria’s goaltender for this eighth goal of the season.

The Rivermen struck back 11 seconds later off a Rampage turnover to make the score 1-1 heading into the first intermission.

San Antonio regained the lead at 5:39 of the second period on the power play courtesy of a tip by Justin Vaive. The Rampage rookie redirected a shot by defenseman Colby Robak to make it 2-1.

Peoria quickly answered once again 1:24 later when Derek Nesbitt one-timed a shot at the right circle to tie the game at 2-2.

Scott Timmins scored the eventual game winner at 2:52 of the third period when he found a rebound in front of the net. Alex Petrovic fanned on the original shot but the puck snuck behind the Peoria defense to Eric Selleck, who found Timmins wide open at the bottom of the right circle.

The Rivermen had a golden opportunity to tie the game back up, but Markstrom continued his heroics in net for the Rampage. Five minutes into the period, Adam Cracknell found himself wide open with the puck at the bottom of the right circle. Markstrom was down on his side and somehow managed to flash his glove and rob Cracknell on the point-blank opportunity.

The save shifted momentum back to San Antonio and Jon Rheault fired a shot from the right wing side that beat Allen at 5:26 of the third period to make it 4-2. Rheault would add an empty-net goal with 26 seconds remaining in the third period for his second of the night. The goal was Rheault’s third in his last three games.

Peoria won the shot battle, 33-29, but went 0-for-5 on the power play. San Antonio ended the night 1-for-5 on the man advantage thanks to Vaive’s goal in the second period.

The Rampage will be back in action Thursday night for the first of two tilts against the Lake Erie Monsters at AT&T Center. Faceoff on Thursday night is 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.

SCHEDULE

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AWAY
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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 63 41 17 5 171 139 87
2 NYR 62 39 17 6 196 153 84
3 NYI 64 41 21 2 205 179 84
4 TBL 64 38 20 6 210 171 82
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 62 36 17 9 181 155 81
7 WSH 64 34 20 10 188 159 78
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 63 28 22 13 154 178 69
10 PHI 63 27 25 11 168 183 65
11 OTT 60 27 23 10 171 163 64
12 NJD 63 26 27 10 141 164 62
13 CBJ 62 26 32 4 160 196 56
14 CAR 62 24 31 7 144 167 55
15 TOR 63 25 33 5 170 193 55
16 BUF 63 19 39 5 123 212 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 63 22 16 -8 38
J. Huberdeau 60 9 27 4 36
J. Jokinen 62 6 28 0 34
A. Ekblad 63 10 23 8 33
B. Boyes 61 11 21 9 32
J. Jagr 59 12 19 -9 31
J. Hayes 54 17 10 -5 27
B. Campbell 63 3 20 3 23
A. Barkov 52 10 12 -4 22
T. Fleischmann 52 7 14 12 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 23 16 11 .920 2.40
A. Montoya 5 6 2 .891 2.98
 
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