AT&T Center – The San Antonio Rampage tallied eight goals in their win over the Iowa Wild on Saturday night. The very next day they would have trouble lighting the lamp and would eventually get shutout by a team that has been their achilles heel this season.
The Rampage failed to score a goal as they suffered a 3-0 loss to the Toronto Marlies (16-15-6-0, 38 points) in front of 4,283 fans inside the AT&T Center on Sunday afternoon.
After two scoreless periods of hockey, Toronto finally went ahead for good in the final frame. Brandon Kozun finally broke the scoreless tie and put Toronto up 1-0 with a rebound that found its way past San Antonio goaltender Michael Houser at 10:49. San Antonio would pull Houser for an extra attacker, but Carter Ashton added to the Marlies lead with two empty-net goals to seal the 3-0 win for Toronto.
“I liked the way we played,” Rampage head coach Tom Rowe said. “The bounces didn’t go our way, and we didn’t finish a couple of our chances, but the guys dug in the best they could.”
Houser finished with 33 saves on 34 shots he faced, while Marlies netminder Antoine Bibeau stopped all 30 shots he faced. Toronto finished 0-for-3 on the power play, while San Antonio was 0-for-4 with the man advantage.
The Rampage are now 21-13-3-0 (45 points) on the season and will return to the ice on Saturday night when they welcome the Rochester Americans to the AT&T Center at 7 p.m.