BAKERSFIELD – The San Antonio Rampage opened their California road trip with a 3-2 overtime win over the Bakersfield Condors in front of 3,335 fans at Rabobank Arena on Tuesday night.
The victory was the second straight for the Silver and Black, who have scored eight goals in their last two games. The St. Louis Blues prospects continue to standout for San Antonio as they had two of the three goals in the win.
Here is what went good and bad for the Rampage, as well as three standout players: Tage Thompson, A.J. Greer, and Spencer Martin.
- Tage Thompson continues to stay hot
- After a few bad outings, Spencer Martin had another solid night between the pipes for the second consecutive game.
- San Antonio’s penalty kill was perfect on the night.
- A road win is always a good thing in sports.
- San Antonio’s second period struggles continued on Tuesday as they got outshot 17-5 in the frame and 37-21 for the game.
- The Rampage went scoreless on two power-play opportunities, which on one chance not even get properly set up in the offensive zone.
Three Standout Players:
A.J. Greer: Anytime you score in the game is a good thing and for A.J. Greer, he did just that, securing two points for his team. The Rampage left winger scored his third goal of the season at the 2:28 mark in overtime, lifting his team to victory.
The goal was Greer’s second in his last three games. The goal finished off a beautiful sequence, which saw Spencer Martin make an unbelievable save just moments before on the other end of the ice. The thing with Greer is he is just getting started and with his offense just being to spark, it may be a high scoring season for the Silver and Black.
Tage Thompson: The St. Louis Blues prospect continued his hot play on Tuesday night. Thompson put home his sixth goal of the season and it was his third goal in the past four games for the Silver and Black.
Thompson’s play as of late has helped the San Antonio offense. The Rampage have had three goals or more in their past four games and eight of the last 10 have put San Antonio within a chance to win the game.
With Greer just getting started on offense and Thompson playing well, its only a matter of time before a ‘big three’ scoring team is formed.
Spencer Martin: The San Antonio net minder proved his Player of the Week honor was no fluke as he came up big for his team once again. After some rough outings, Martin has been solid in net for the Rampage in the past two games and Tuesday proved why is one of the best in the league.
Martin finished the game by stopping 35 of 37 shots he faced and picked up an assist on Greer’s game-winning goal. The 22-year-old goaltender made two huge saves in the overtime period, but none bigger than his game-saving stop before Greer’s goal.
Up next: The Rampage are now 11-5-1-0 on the season and will return to the ice on Wednesday night when they take on the San Jose Barracuda at 9 p.m. at the SAP Center.