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Rampage collapse in final seconds, lose seventh straight


The San Antonio Rampage have had trouble playing a full 60 minutes in the month of December. However, it was 42 seconds that cost them a win in Canada as the Silver and Black remained winless in the final month of the year.

The Rampage took an early lead, but suffered a 3-2 loss to the Manitoba Moose in front of 5,742 fans inside the MTS Centre on Thursday night.

San Antonio took advantage of a 5-on-3 power play chance midway through the first period when Mikko Rantanen let go a shot from the point, beating Manitoba goaltender Eric Comrie to give the Rampage the 1-0 lead. The tally would stand as the lone goal of the opening 20 minutes.

Nikita Zadorov extended the Rampage lead to 2-0 with another power play tally at 9:30 of the middle frame. Manitoba responded when Patrice Cormier’s shot deflected into the net, past Calvin Pickard to make it a one-goal game going into the final period.

Manitoba scored two goals in 42 seconds to seal the win as Ryan Olsen and John Albert as the Moose rallied for a 3-2 win and handed the Rampage their seventh straight loss.

Pickard stopped 23-of-26 shots and Comrie made 24 of 26 shots for the win. The Rampage finished 2-for-6 on the power play, while Manitoba was 2-for-5 on the man advantage.

The Rampage are now 11-10-6-0 (28 points) on the season and will return to the ice on Sunday afternoon when they take on the Iowa Wild at 3 p.m.

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Stephen Michael 26, is a journalist, social media coordinator, host, and entertainment reporter. Michael graduated in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts and earned a Master's Degree in Digital Media in 2020 from the University of the Incarnate Word. He has worked covering the San Antonio Rampage, Stars, and San Antonio Futbol Club. He was the host of the Project Spurs Roundtable on NBC affiliate News 4 San Antonio from 2015-17.


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