Rampage Drop Stars by a 5-2 FinalFeb 5, 2016
Stars - 34
Rampage - 35
Morin Tallies 400th Career AHL Point on a Shorthanded Goal
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- The San Antonio Rampage used a three-goal third period to snap open a tie game and top the Texas Stars by a 5-2 final on Friday at AT&T Center to take game one of a home-and-home series between the in-state rivals.
Travis Morin tallied his 400th career AHL point with a shorthanded goal for the Stars. The loss snaps a three-game win streak for Texas in the I-35 series over San Antonio.
Texas (25-18-3-3) and San Antonio (20-20-7-0) close out their weekend set Saturday at Cedar Park Center at 7 p.m. CST.
Matej Stransky's power play goal from Brendan Ranford at 11:54 of the first opened up the scoring and gave Texas a 1-0 lead. The Rampage responded with two quick goals as Reid Petryk slipped in a breakaway goal less than two minutes later and Maxim Noreau drilled a power play goal from the left point at 14:37 to make it a 2-1 score.
In period two, Travis Morin converted an odd-man rush with Stephen Johns at 7:28 to knot the game at 2-2 on his 13th of the season, but the rest of the game belonged to the Rampage.
Garrett Thompson broke open the tie game on a rebound power play goal at 6:50 of the third to make it 3-2 Rampage. Mikko Rantanen tapped in his 14th of the year off a Texas turnover and an odd-man rush midway through. Petryk fired home his second of the game at 16:37 to give San Antonio three power play goals in the game.
Philippe Desrosiers suffered the loss in net for the Stars stopping 30 of 35 shots. Roman Will earned the San Antonio win going 32 of 34.
Texas finished 1-for-6 on the power play. The Rampage went 3-for-6.
1. Mikko Rantanen (SA)
2. Reid Petryk (SA)
3. Dennis Everberg (SA)
W - Will
L - Desrosiers
Photo Credit: San Antonio Rampage