AT&T Center – Penalties were the story of the game and the San Antonio Rampage were killing the majority of them. The defense seemed drained and it would ultimately result in their second straight loss in overtime to the hands of a West Division rival.
Brett Olson scored the lone goal for the Rampage as they suffered a 2-1 overtime loss to the Oklahoma City Barons (19-7-2-2, 42 points) in front of 7,,146 fans at the AT&T Center on Saturday night.
After a scoreless first period, the Silver and Black finally lit the lamp in the closing moments of the second. Olsen would slip a backhand shot past Oklahoma City netminder Laurent Brossoit at the 18:20 mark of the middle frame to give the Rampage a 1-0 going into the third and final period of play.
The Barons would tie the game early in the third period with the Jones twins teaming up. Connor Jones beat San Antonio goaltender Michael Houser to put home his first goal of the season with Kellen Jones getting the assist as Oklahoma City knotted the score at 1-1. The visitors outshot San Antonio 16-3 and the game would go into overtime as neither team found the back of the net for the rest of regulation.
In the extra period, Brandon Davidson sent a blast from the point to beat Houser and give Oklahoma City the 2-1 win.
“We killed a lot of penalties,” Rampage head coach Tom Rowe said. “Not sure why we had so many penalties, but we only had one power play.”
Houser made 37 saves on 39 shots, while Brossoit stopped 27 of 28 shots he faced.
Oklahoma City finished the game 0-for-5 on the power play and San Antonio was 0-for-1 in their lone attempt on the man advantage.
The Rampage are now 17-9-3-0 (37 points) on the season and will conclude their three-in-three weekend tomorrow afternoon (Sunday) against the Texas Stars at 5 p.m. inside the Cedar Park Center.