WINNIPEG – The San Antonio Rampage fell to the Manitoba Moose (8-8-0) in a pair of games at the MTS Centre over the weekend. San Antonio took one of a possible four points and are now 0-2-2 in their last four games.
Here’s our weekend recap:
Friday: Rampage 1, Manitoba 2 (OT)
The Rampage fell 2-1 in overtime, taking home their lone point from the weekend.
After a scoreless first period, Manitoba opened the scoring in the second off Andrei Chibisov’s third goal of the season at 16:56. San Antonio answered back just 1:29 later when Nathan Walker deposited his team-leading ninth goal of the season to knot the score up 1-1.
Neither team found the back of the net in the final frame, so the game went into overtime. In the extra frame, Seth Griffith put the game-winner for Manitoba.
Moose netminder Mikhail Berdin made 45 saves in the win, while Ville Husso stopped 24 shots in the loss.
San Antonio is now 0-5 on the season in games past regulation.
Sunday: Rampage 2, Moose 5
The Rampage closed out the weekend with a 5-2 loss to the Moose as Manitoba scored three unanswered goals to grab the win.
Mike Vecchione opened the scoring in the second period when he let rip a wrist shot past Berdin from the left circle at 3:52. San Antonio turned the puck over, leading to a Manitoba goal from Cole Maier, the first of two on the day for him. Jordan Kyrou gave San Antonio the lead right back just 21 seconds later after a lucky bounce saw the puck land in front of him for the easy goal. The Moose scored as time expired, making it 2-2 after 40 minutes.
From there, it was all Moose. Maier gave Manitoba the lead for good as he slammed home a rebound in the third period. Kristian Vesalainen gave the home side a cushion at 13:24, netting his third of the season and Manitoba added an empty-net goal 16:46 of the third period to finalize the scoring.
San Antonio is now 0-3-2 over their last five games and 0-12-1 in their last 13 visits to Bell MTS Place.
The Rampage are now 6-5-5 (17 points) on the season and will return to the ice on Tuesday to face the Chicago Wolves (8-9-1) at Allstate Arena at 7 p.m.
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