Rampage Edge Stars in Goaltending Duel, 2-1

Dec 27, 2016


Stars - 34
Rampage - 25

Stars' Four-Game Win Streak Over Rampage Comes to an End

SAN ANTONIO -- On a night where offense was at a premium, Spencer Martin made the final save when needed in the closing seconds for the San Antonio Rampage to hold on for a 2-1 win over the Texas Stars on Tuesday night at AT&T Center in front of 5,095 fans in attendance.

Martin stopped 33 shots in net for the Rampage (13-15-2-0) while Landon Bow of the Stars (15-11-1-1) was also impressive stopping 23 of 25. The Stars saw their four-game win streak over their in-state rivals snapped in the loss. Brandon DeFazio was the lone goal-scorer in the game for Texas.

Texas will host the San Diego Gulls at 7:30 p.m. CST on Thursday at H-E-B Center at Cedar Park.

San Antonio’s Jim O’Brien opened up the scoring three minutes into the game from the slot for his fourth of the season, and the 1-0 lead for the Rampage would hold up until the third period of play.

After missing on four power play chances in the second, the Stars finally broke through Martin at 8:05 of the third when DeFazio found a loose puck in the goal crease for a power play goal and his 10th of the season. On a man-advantage chance of their own, the Rampage responded less than three minutes later when Cody Corbett ripped the game-winner past Bow from the top of the slot for a 2-1 Rampage lead.

Martin and the Rampage defense held up in the game’s final minute when Texas made a series of final surges with the extra attacker on the ice.

The Stars finished 1-for-5 on the power play. San Antonio went 1-for-3.

Weekday home games (Monday-Thursday) are H-E-B night with the Texas Stars where fans can donate a non-perishable item at the box office and save five dollars on their ticket purchase. Every Saturday is a Texas Lottery Lucky Row Night where the first Stars player to score wins free scratch-off tickets for a lucky row of seats at H-E-B Center. Fans can also enjoy Coke Zero Family Four-Packs every Saturday with four tickets, four hot dogs and four soft drinks starting at just $16 per person.

The Texas Stars are the primary development affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars, and are currently playing their eighth season at H-E-B Center at Cedar Park. Full season, 24-game, 12-game and six-game ticket packages for the 2016-17 campaign are on sale now.  For more information, call (512) GO-STARS (467-8277) or visit TexasStars.com.   

Three Stars:
1. Corbett (SA)
2. Bigras (SA)
3. Martin (SA)
W - Martin
L - Bow

Photo Credit: Darren Abate/San Antonio Rampage

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