The San Antonio Rampage resumed the second half of their 2014-15 season on Thursday and the Silver and Black regroup as they continued to dominate over the defending Calder Cup champions.
San Antonio rallied from a two-goal deficit to force overtime and defeat the Texas Stars (18-15-10-0, 52 points) 3-2 in overtime in front of 3,106 fans inside the Cedar Park Center on Thursday night.
Texas lit the lamp first before fans really settled into their seats as Julius Honka flipped the puck past San Antonio goaltender Dan Ellis 1:49 into the game to put the Stars up 1-0 going into the second period.
The Stars extended their lead to two goals when Travis Morin put home a rebound past Ellis for a power play tally early in the second frame. San Antonio finally got on the scoreboard when Jesse Blacker fired a shot past Jussi Rynnas to cut the Texas lead to 2-1 going into the final period of play. Rocco Grimaldi and Vincent Trocheck assisted on Blacker’s power play tally.
San Antonio outshot Texas 25-6 in the third period as Connor Brickley tallied a rebound to even the score 2-2 and force overtime after being down two goals.
In the extra frame, Grimaldi netted the game-winner 5:03 into overtime and that was San Antonio’s only shot on goal in the period.
Ellis finished with 26 saves on 28 shots, while Rynnas made 42 saves on 45 shots in the loss. San Antonio finished 1-for-5 on the power play, while Texas was 1-for-3 with the man advantage.
The Rampage are 24-14-4-0 (52 points) on the season and will return to the ice tomorrow night when they welcome the Charlotte Checkers to the AT&T Center at 7:30 p.m.