Jason Robertson's Last Minute Goal Lifts Stars Over Rampage 2-1

The Texas Stars won in dramatic fashion on Friday night, collecting their second win overall on the season against the San Antonio Rampage in a 2-1 decision.

Jason Robertson had the game winner with thirteen seconds left in regulation, his 24th tally of the season. The power play opportunities were many for the Stars up to that point, though Texas couldn't get out of their own way on the man advantage. No matter. In a contest that seemed all but certain to head to overtime, Robertson's goal ensured the Stars would get the full two points while keeping the Rampage from collecting one.

(credit: Texas Stars)

Joel L'Esperance had the game tying goal in the second period, cleaning up a rebound he created with Robertson on a 2-on-1 rush. Robertson notched the primary helper on the play, giving him two points in the game. The goal came just seconds after the Rampage broke scoreless play when Ryan Olsen went back door with traffic in front of Jake Oettinger.

Speaking of Oettinger, the blue chip prospect put together another strong night in net, finishing with 33 saves on 34 shots. If Robertson hadn't scored late, Oettinger would easily be the first star of the game for Texas. The team simply owed him this one.

With the huge two points the Stars are still somehow on track to finish with that coveted 78 points that it'll probably take to nab a playoff spot. By our calculations, the Stars will need to come away with at least one point against Milwaukee tomorrow night to keep pace.

The puck drops at 7:00 PM.

Tonight's lines:



Injuries, scratches, and notes:
Felhaber, McClure (scratch)
Mascherin, Louis (injury)

Tonight’s attendance was 7,870.

AHL Gamesheet - Texas at San Antonio - March 6 2020