AHL: Rampage Dominate Monsters In 6-2 Victory
San Antonio builds off a 4-goal first period to blow out Lake Erie as 13 different players scored at least a point for the silver and black.
What a difference a win can do for a locker room. San Antonio scored a season-high 4 goals in the first period, off a similar season-high 17 shots, ending the evening early for Lake Erie goaltender Sami Aittokallio. The Monsters would answer in the second, but the Rampage scored 2 goals in the third to give them a 6-1 lead, however former Rampage defenseman Sean Sullivan would cut the score back to four. With the final buzzer, the Rampage have won back-to-back road wins for the first time this season.
- Jacob Markstrom: The game's first star has had four straight quality starts (a save percentage over .912 or a save percentage between .885 and .912 while allowing less than three goals) and saved a season high 37 shots (.949 Sv%). With the win, Markstrom's season save percentage is now at .902, and his GAA at 3.00. His November numbers are .915 Sv% and 2.62 GAA.
- Quinton Howden-Scott Timmins-Eric Selleck: While paring top prospect Quinton Howden with bottom-six forwards would seem like a bad idea, it's instead turned into San Antonio's best line. The third line scored three points, with Selleck scoring his second goal off the season and leading the team with six shots (four in the first period alone). Timmins recorded four shots with Howden recording three.
- Jonathan Hazen: While David Pacan was placed on the fourth line (he scored two assists), Hazen, who was called up this week, was playing on the second line with James Wright and Greg Rallo. In fact, he started the game. Hazan scored his first AHL goal this season and had four shots on net.
- Alexander Petrovic: The referees kept their whistles in their pockets tonight as only four penalties were called, three on Petrovic. In fact, Petrovic was called for three straight penalties.
- San Antonio remains in Lake Erie for a 1:00 pm EST rematch./
The Rampage weren't the only affiliate to score six goals, as the Cyclones blew out the Evansville IceMen, 6-1. John McFarland recorded a hat trick and an assist.