Rampage Pull Away in Third in 5-2 LossNov 18, 2017
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - The Texas Stars closed the gap to one early in the third but ultimately dropped their first of a seven-game road trip, 5-2, to the San Antonio Rampage at AT&T Center in front of 6,704 fans Saturday night.
Despite the loss, Travis Morin and Curtis McKenzie each stayed hot for the Stars offense, each tallying an assist. Morin is riding a five-game point streak for the Stars while McKenzie has nine points in his last four games.
Max French put the Stars (8-8-0-1) up early in the first and Jason Dickinson knocked a two-goal Rampage lead down to one five minutes into the third, but San Antonio (10-5-1-0) scored twice in less than a minute midway through the final frame to shut the door.
The Stars’ road trip continues Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. against the Chicago Wolves.
French’s shot from the left circle gave the Stars a 1-0 lead only 2:52 into the first. Texas had a chance to double the lead on a penalty shot two minutes later, but San Antonio’s Spencer Martin made a stick save on Denis Gurianov’s attempt. Martin finished with the win and 23 saves on 25 shots.
A.J. Greer beat Landon Bow with a short side goal at 1:32 of the second, giving the Rampage an early period goal of their own to tie it up. San Antonio grabbed their first lead of the game at 6:31 with Alex Belzile’s deflection from the slot. Tage Thompson batted the puck out of the air and in at 15:57 to make it 3-1 Rampage.
Dickinson slipped the puck past Martin from the slot at 5:26 of the third for his seventh of the season. The Rampage took back a two-goal lead at 11:17 as Andrew Agozzino scored, then Rocco Grimaldi tipped in a shot by David Warsofsky to extend San Antonio’s lead to 5-2.
Landon Bow took the loss, saving 24 of 29 shots.
Both Texas and San Antonio finished 0-for-2 on the power play.
Morin and McKenzie each assisted on Dickinson's goal to extend their point streaks.