After suffering their worst loss of the season, San Antonio Rampage Tom Rowe said his team gave up in the third period of yesterday’s 6-2 loss to the Adirondack Flames. The very next night his team fought from the opening puck drop to end their six game trip on a high note.
Goaltender Dan Ellis rebounded from his bad outing on Tuesday to stop all but one shot as the San Antonio Rampage defeated the Rochester Americans (14-21-1-0, 29 points) 3-1 in front of 5,608 fans inside Blue Cross Arena on Wednesday night.
San Antonio got on the scoreboard as Ryan Martindale lit the lamp early with a shot that found its way past Rochester netminder Andrey Makarov at 9:41. Exactly three minutes later Blake Parlett extended the Rampage lead to two goals. The Americans lit the lamp just before the period ended as Dan Catenacci took advantage of a San Antonio turnover and converted one past Ellis, giving the Rampage a 2-1 lead going into the middle period.
The Silver and Black got their two goal lead back in the middle stanza when Bobby Butler put home his 15th goal of the season at the 8:28 mark when he got the puck through and past Makarov. There would be no scoring in the third period as San Antonio held on for their 3-1 win.
Ellis stopped 27 of the 28 shots he faced, while Makarov made 18 saves on 21 shots he faced. Rochester was 0-for-2 with the man advantage and San Antonio had no opportunities on the man advantage.
The Rampage are now 20-12-3-0 (43 points) on the season and will return home to welcome the Iowa Wild to the AT&T Center on Saturday night at 7 p.m.