AT&T Center – The San Antonio Rampage raised their 2014-15 West Division Championship banner to the rafters of the AT&T Center prior to Game 3 against the Oklahoma City Barons. The silver and black would fight hard to force overtime, but it would end in a loss. Putting a sour end to a record breaking season.
The Rampage scored the game-tying goal with 59 seconds left in regulation, but saw their season come to an end with a 2-1 loss to the Oklahoma City Barons in Game 3 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals Series.
Despite Oklahoma City outshooting San Antonio 16-5 in the opening period, we would remaining scoreless going to the middle frame. The Barons got on the scoreboard after the Rampage turned the puck over and Kellen Jones punched it past San Antonio netminder Dan Ellis at 18:51 to put Oklahoma City up 1-0 going into the final period of play.
San Antonio tied the game late in the third period when Dylan Olsen with a shot past Oklahoma City goaltender Richard Bachman.
In the extra frame, Jujhar Khaira banged home the puck past Ellis at 5:01 to seal the 2-1 win for the Barons.
“We thought we had the team to take a long run,” Rampage head coach Tom Rowe said. “We go into OKC and dominate 5-on-5 and come out with nothing. A lot of pressure to rebound back here, we gave it a gret effort and didn’t get it done.”
Ellis stopped 36-of-38 shots in the loss, while Bachman made 35 saves on 36 San Antonio shots. Both teams finished the game 0-for-3 on the power play.
The players and coaching staff on the Rampage will now move to Portland as the Florida Panthers affiliated with the Pirates beginning next season.
“I loved my time in San Antonio,” Rowe said. “I’m going to miss it a ton. People were awesome, fans were great. The Spurs organization is first class in every way and I know our players, myself, Scott we’ve learned a lot by being around guys like Rich Pych. It’s been an amazing relationship.”
The Rampage finish their season with a record of 45-23-7-1 and 98 points. The team broke several records including winning streaks, goals, points and wins.
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