Rampage Drop Stars with Big Second Period, 6-2Oct 21, 2017
CEDAR PARK, Texas - The Texas Stars opened up the scoring, but the San Antonio Rampage responded with five straight goals in the second period to lock up a 6-2 win over the home team on Saturday night at H-E-B Center in front of 5,324 fans in attendance.
Dominic Toninato led the Rampage offense with the first two goals of his career, including one shorthanded. Travis Morin tallied a power-play goal for the Stars for his team-leading seventh point of the season. Landon Bow made his season debut in net for Texas, but was pulled from the game with eight minutes to play in period two.
The Stars (3-2-0-1) and Rampage (4-1-0-0) close out their three-game weekend Sunday at 3 p.m. CST in San Antonio.
After a scoreless first period, Morin put Texas on the board 4:50 into the second with a reboudn goal from the slot on the power play for his second of the season. 39 seconds after Texas took the 1-0 lead, the flood gates opened for the Rampage. Toninato tied the game up with the first of his career. Less than a minute later, Andrei Mironov's centering pass deflected off a Texas skate and past Bow for a 2-1 Rampage lead.
Reid Petryk scored at 9:25, and Toninato struck again at 10:29 on a shorthanded breakaway to make it 4-1. Felix Girard capped off the San Antonio scoring run at 11:54. Curtis McKenzie tallied his third of the season with a minute to play in the middle frame driving the net through the right circle and slipping a backhand shot around San Antonio's Ville Husso, who finished with 34 saves to earn his first win of the season.
Mike McKenna relieved Bow after San Antonio's fifth goal with eight minutes to play in the second. Bow suffered the loss with nine saves. McKenna finished 12 of 12 in net for the Stars.
Joe Colborne added an empty-net goal for the Rampage late in the third.
Texas finished 1-for-4 on the power play. San Antonio was 0-for-2.