AT&T Center – The San Antonio Rampage are red hot, not even the chilly fall weather can stop them. Playing their second straight Tuesday ‘School Day’ game, the silver and black sent the children home happy after nearly blowing a two goal lead late in the game.
Logan Shaw had a goal in the sixth round of the shootout as the Rampage (10-6-0-0) defeated the Oklahoma City Barons (6-4-3-1) 4-3 for their fifth straight win in front of a crowd of 10,738 at the AT&T Center on Tuesday morning.
“We did a lot of good things,” San Antonio head coach Tom Rowe said. “We’re still learning to play a full 60 minutes. We did what we wanted going into the first, but they got back into it. It was a good win.”
Oklahoma City began the scoring just two minutes into the game. Matthew Ford slid into the Rampage zone and beat San Antonio goaltender Dan Ellis just 2:28 into the game to put the Barons up 1-0.
Bobby Butler got the Rampage on the scoreboard with his eighth goal of the year at 11:45 of the first period. Butler got the centering pass from Brett Olsen and buried it past Oklahoma City netminder Richard Bachman to tie the game at 1-1. Seven minutes later Shane O’Brien gave San Antonio their first lead of the game with a shot from the point that found its way off the post and into the net.
The Rampage went up 3-1 when Shaw put home a rebound off Mark Mancari’s shot for a power play tally. Ryan Hamilton answered just less than a minute later for Oklahoma City to cut the San Antonio lead to one going into the third period.
Jason Williams knotted the game at 3-3 and that would eventually send the game into overtime. In the extra period, both goaltenders came up big for their respective teams with big saves. A scoreless overtime period meant the two teams would go to the shootout for the second straight week.
In the skills competition – Drew Shore, Garrett Wilson and Shaw each scored a goal as Ellis stopped four of six Barons shooters to seal the 4-3 win for the silver and black.
Both teams were even in shots at 35. Ellis made 32 saves and Bachman made 34. San Antonio finished 1-for-3 on the power play and the Barons were 1-for-5 with the man advantage.
The Rampage will return to the ice when they travel to Austin to take on the Texas Stars for the first time this season on Friday at 7:30 p.m. inside Cedar Park Center.