AT&T Center – After dominating two periods, the San Antonio Rampage would collapse in the third. The result was seeing their seven-game winning streak snapped.
The Oklahoma City Barons (11-4-2-2, 25 points) got two goals in the third period and Jordan Oesterle netted the game-winner in overtime as the Barons defeated the Rampage 4-3 in front of 5,420 fans inside the AT&T Center on Saturday night on Teddy Bear Toss Night.
Drew Shore let the teddy bears fly in the first period when he sent a wrist shot past Oklahoma City goaltender Laurent Brossoit to put the Rampage up 1-0. The goal allowed fans to launch over 1,000 teddy bears onto the ice. San Antonio took a two-goal lead with Logan Shaw’s fifth tally of the season.
Brad Hunt got Oklahoma City on the scoreboard when he put the puck over the shoulder of Rampage goaltender Michael Houser late in the opening period. San Antonio responded when Mark Mancari put home his fourth of the season past Brossoit to give the Rampage a 3-1 lead going into the second period.
After a scoreless second period, Oklahoma City dominated the final frame. Tyler Pitlick got the puck past Houser at 12:08 and Matthew Ford knotted the game at 3-3 just over five minutes later. The Barons outshot the Rampage 18-4 in the period to force overtime.
In the extra period, Oesterle sealed the 4-3 come from behind win for Oklahoma City with a goal just 47.1 seconds remaining.
“We got to put it behind us,” Rampage head coach Tom Rowe said of the loss. “I told the guys to get over it and we have another one tomorrow. I mean, we won seven in a row with a team that is still putting things together with a lot of young guys.”
Oklahoma City outshot San Antonio 38-30 and finished 0-for-2 on the power play. The Silver and Black finished 0-for-3 on the man advantage.
Houser stopped 34 of 38 shots he faced, while Brossoit made 27 saves on 30 San Antonio shots.
The Rampage are now 12-6-1-0 (25 points) on the season and will return to the ice tomorrow afternoon when they welcome the Iowa Wild to the AT&T Center at 4 p.m.