Rampage Report: San Antonio Splits With OKC To Snap Losing Streak
After dropping a 5-4 decision to the Barons on Friday, the Rampage struck back with a 4-2 win on Saturday.
The San Antonio Rampage shook off a failed comeback attempt on Friday night and rebounded to beat the Oklahoma City Barons 4-2 Saturday to cap off a weekend pair between the two teams in the Alamo City.
In Friday's game, the Barons received a four-goal performance from Linus Omark, including three on the power play, to jump out to a 5-2 third period on the Rampage. Omark's other tally came on a second period penalty shot.
San Antonio got goals from Quinton Howden and Greg Rallo to cut the deficit down to a single goal with 3:06 remaining the game. The goals were the first of the season for the duo.
Barons' goaltender Richard Bachman, who finished with 29 saves, held the Rampage at bay the rest of the way as Oklahoma City took the first game of the weekend set.
San Antonio's Bobby Butler opened the scoring and Vincent Trocheck potted his third of the season to even the game at two apiece in the second period. Forward Garrett Wilson picked up two assists.
Dov Grumet-Morris stopped 34 shots and was tagged with the loss. Matthew Ford scored the other goal for the Barons.
Butler would open the scoring again on Saturday night as the Rampage converted on a early power play. Trocheck and Wilson collected the helpers on the goal.
Matthew Ford scored for the second-straight game later in the first to even things up.
Joey Crabb struck just 18 seconds into the second period on assists from Jon Matsumoto and Jed Ortmeyer to give the Rampage the lead back.
Trocheck netted his fourth of the season 3:30 minutes later to give San Antonio some breathing room.
Oklahoma City's Taylor Fedun scored a power-play goal early in the third period to pull the Barons within a goal.
Michael Houser, who finished with 25 saves, shut the door the rest of the way, setting the stage for Trocheck's empty-net clincher, which ended a three-game losing streak. The win raised Houser's record to 2-0 with a sparkling 2.00 GAA.
The three-point performance gave Trocheck the club lead in points with nine.
The Rampage are now 3-5 on the season and will next welcome the Charlotte Checkers to the AT&T Center on Saturday.
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