Rampage Edge Stars in 3-1 FinalNov 15, 2015
Stars - 47
Rampage - 27
Gemel Smith Extends Point Streak to Four Games
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Despite 47 shots on goal and controlling the play for the final two periods, the Texas Stars fell short to the San Antonio Rampage on Sunday evening in a 3-1 road loss at AT&T Center.
Spencer Martin stopped 46 shots for the Rampage in his AHL debut. Gemel Smith scored the lone goal for Texas (8-5-0-1) to extend his point streak to four games. The Stars outshot the Rampage 34-16 in the final two periods combined.
The Stars and Rampage (8-1-4-0) hook up again on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.
San Antonio jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first off a power play goal by Maxim Noreau 1:22 into the game and Chris Bigras at 5:16 from the point. From there it was up to Martin to carry the Rampage the rest of the game.
Smith snapped home his fifth of the season for the Stars from the right circle to snap a 0-for-15 drought on the man-advantage for Texas at 2:36 of the second. Stephen Johns and Brandon Troock each tallied the assists for their second straight games with points and it made it a 2-1 deficit for the Stars.
Late in the third Michael Schumacher added another for the Rampage, and Texas would pull John Muse for the extra attacker with about three minutes to play. Martin and the Rampage withstood the Stars' final push to hold on in the end.
Texas finished 1-for-6 on the power play. San Antonio went 1-for-3.
John Muse suffered his first loss of the season in a 24-save performance.
1. Spencer Martin (SA)
2. Chris Bigras (SA)
3. Marc-Andre Cliche (SA)
W - Martin
L - Muse
Photo Credit: San Antonio Rampage