Tuesday, January 20, 2015

I-35 Rival Rampage Beat Texas Stars 5-2

The Stars opened the scoring but couldn't make it stick as they allowed the next five goals for San Antonio. Texas fell by a final score of 5-2 on Scott Glennie's late power play goal. In positive news, Texas was perfect on the penalty kill to extend their lead as the best in the league. Goaltending continued to be an open issue with Jack Campbell stopping just 21 of 26 shots against him (.808 SV%).

Here's the release:
A pair of goals in the opening minutes of period three allowed the San Antonio Rampage to pull away for a 5-2 win over the Texas Stars on Tuesday night at AT&T Center.

Despite the loss for Texas, Scott Glennie tallied a two-point night for his 100th career point with a goal and an assist. Dan Ellis took the win for the Rampage (23-13-3-0) stopping 22-of-24 shots. Jack Campbell suffered the loss stopping 21-of-26, and five different players scored for the Rampage.

The Stars (16-15-9-0) begin a five-game homestand on Friday when they host the Chicago Wolves at 7:30 p.m. in the first of a weekend pair between the two clubs.

Texas opened up the game's scoring at 4:40 of the first when rookie Jesse Root deflected Cameron Gaunce's shot for his third goal of the season. Glennie also tallied an assist after touching the puck back to Gaunce from the left faceoff circle. The Rampage quickly responded less than two minutes later as Ryan Martindale buried a breakaway chance to knot the game and cap off the first period scoring.

In the second, San Antonio struck for two more quick goals just over a minute apart with Connor Brickley at 8:18 and Logan Shaw at 9:21 each finding the scoresheet for the Rampage.

After killing off a Texas power play that carried over to the start of the third, Corban Knight and Bobby Butler each added two more quick goals for the Rampage to extend their lead to 5-1 less than three minutes into the frame. Glennie added a power play goal for the Stars at 8:11 from Julius Honka and Curtis McKenzie for his milestone point, but that's where the offense would end in the game.

The Stars finished 1-for-7 on the power play and tallied a power play for the third straight game. The Texas penalty kill also held serve as San Antonio finished 0-for-2.

Tonight's lines:
McKenzie-Morin-Rallo
Ranford-Dowling-Glennie
Stransky-Smith-Root
Peters-Faille-Hulak

Gaunce-Fortunus
Honka-Valentine
Mangene-Wrenn

Campbell

Injuries, scratches, and notes:
Ritchie, Jokipakka (call up)
Meech (scratch)
Henderson, Troock, Faksa (injury)

Don't take tonight's lines as gospel. Lots of shuffling.

Tonight's attendance was 3,519.

AHL Gamesheet - Texas at San Antonio - January 20 2015

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