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Rampage rally for overtime win over San Jose

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AT&T Center – The San Antonio Rampage extended their home winning streak to five games with a 4-3 overtime win over the San Jose Barracuda at the AT&T Center on Wednesday night in front of 6,062 fans.


“We weren’t ready to go at the drop of the puck,” Rampage assistant coach Randy Lacouceur said following the game. “We knew we had more to give and were better than that. We told them they were outcompeted and they responded in the second and third [periods].”

San Jose wasted no time in lighting the lamp when Bryan Lerg scored 15 seconds into the contest to put the Barracuda up by a goal. Petter Emanuelsson extended San Jose’s lead with a goal of his own at 12:36 to give the visiting team a 2-0 advantage after 20 minutes.

Borna Rendulic got the Rampage back within a goal in the second stanza when he tipped home the puck off a Mikko Rantanen attempt at the 13:40 mark for a power-play tally. Rendulic’s goal would stand as the lone goal of the frame and San Antonio went into the final period down 2-1.

The Rampage took the lead with back-to-back goals in the third period. Ben Street’s tally 57 seconds in tied the game and Brandon Gormley gave San Antonio their first lead of the evening at 3-2 just minutes later. San Jose answered back and forced overtime with Lerg’s second of the night to make it 3-3.

In the extra period, Garry Nunn took the pass from Joey Hishon and buried a one-timer to beat Dell and give the Rampage the 4-3 win.

“I came down on a rush and we got the puck back,” Nunn said of his goal. “Hish got the puck and I got lucky going five-hole. I’ll take it.”

The Rampage will return to the ice with back-to-back contests against the Iowa Wild beginning on Saturday evening at the AT&T Center.

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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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