AT&T Center – The San Antonio Rampage have had success on the road, but not on home ice. The Silver and Black concluded their five-game homestand the same way that had began it, with another frustrating defeat.
The Rampage fought hard, but fell 4-2 to the Lake Erie Monsters in front of 8,222 fans at the AT&T Center on Sunday afternoon.
Lake Erie got on the scoreboard nearly nine minutes into the game when Lukas Sedlak scored from the left circle, beating Reto Berra to put the Monsters up by a goal. Just before intermission, Josh Anderson gave the visitors a two-goal lead by sending a wrist shot to the back of the net.
The Monsters extended their lead just under five minutes into the period when Oliver Bjorkstrand received a pass across the crease, banging it past Berra to make it a 3-0 game. San Antonio answered back just over three minutes later when Brandon Gormley lit the lamp for the Silver and Black with a short-handed tally to make it 3-1.
Lake Erie took back a three-goal lead with T.J. Tynan’s unassisted tally at 12:43. San Antonio Head Coach Dean Chynoweth pulled Berra for backup net minder Roman Will following the fourth Monsters goal. Once again, San Antonio responded with a goal off the stick of Garry Nunn to make it 4-2 after 40 minutes of action.
“I thought we had a slow start to tonight’s game than we did the other night,” Chynoweth said. “We still gave ourselves a chance, battling back and getting those two goals in the second [period]. Third period we were generating chances and that’s why we pulled the goalie early.”
San Antonio was outshot 33-30 for game, including 13-6 in the second period. The Rampage finished 0-for-4 on the power-play, while Lake Erie was 0-for-5 on the man advantage.
“Coach just said take things game by game,” said Nunn, who earned the Second Star of the Game. “With a lot of injuries, I have a lot of opportunity to show what I can do. I just want to do what I can to stay here.”
The Rampage are now 24-31-8-0 (56 points, 0.444%) on the season and will return to the ice on Wednesday night when they travel to California to face the San Diego Gulls at 9:05 p.m.