MILWAUKEE – Despite two goals from Felix Girard, the San Antonio Rampage dropped a 5-4 decision in overtime to the Milwaukee Admirals (24-20-4-0) in front of 7,839 fans at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena.
The game was the fourth of a 12-game “Rodeo Road Trip”, which has seen San Antonio go 0-2-2 so far. The Rampage were outshot in every period and again gave up the first goal of the contest.
Derek Army put the Admirals on the scoreboard at the 9:26 mark of the opening frame when he finished off a pass from Tyler Moy to put the home team up a goal. Army’s goal would hold up as the lone tally of the period.
San Antonio responded when Girard put home his first of the night just 57 seconds into the second period when he beat Anders Lindback with a wrist shot. The Rampage took their first lead of the game later in the period when Reid Petryk scored his third goal of the season at the 9:01 mark.
The lead for the Silver and Black was short-lived as Frederic Allard beat Spencer Martin though traffic, tying the game up 2-2. San Antonio regained the lead at 15:59 when Nicolas Meloche fired a one-timer past Lindback.
Milwaukee would score the final three goals of the game, two to force overtime. Mark Zengerle tied the game up again when the Admirals completed a 2-on-1 breakaway at 9:02 of the third period. Then, Trevor Smith forced overtime with just 10 seconds left in regulation.
The Admirals sealed the win when they took advantage of a late power play goal in the overtime period. Alexandre Carrier scored 1:15 into the extra period, securing the win for the home team.
Here is what went good and bad for the Rampage against Milwaukee:
- The Rampage limited their bad penalties, giving Milwaukee just two for the entire game.
- Felix Girard is starting to get a goal streak going.
- Spencer Martin played well for the first period.
- San Antonio struggled on the power play, going 0-for-2.
- Once again, the Rampage gave up some late goals. San Antonio saw Milwaukee score twice in the final period, including with 10 seconds left.
The Rampage are now 24-19-6-0 (54 points, 0.551%) and will return to the ice when they travel to Iowa to face the Iowa Wild (24-15-7-3, 58 points, 0.592%) on Monday night at Wells Fargo Arena.