The Rampage faced the Oklahoma City Barons in Game 2 of the Western Conference quarterfinals earlier tonight. Here’s a quick recap of the game…without all of the fluff.
Rampage: 3 Barons: 4
- Rampage goaltender Michael Houser made 35 saves on 39 shots in his Calder Cup playoffs debut
- Rampage goals scored by Connor Brickley, Corban Knight, and John McFarland
- Oklahoma City goals were scored by Ryan Hamilton, Jordan Oesterle, Matthew Ford, and Connor Jones
- After allowing 3 goals on 24 shots, the Barons pulled goaltender Laurent Brossoit in favor of Richard Bachman midway through the 2nd period
- Bachman made 16 saves on 16 shots through roughly 2 periods worth of relief
- The Rampage were 1-for-4 on the powerplay, while the Barons went 3-for-6
- Ford tied the game for the Barons with 36 seconds left in the 3rd with a 2-man advantage, erasing a three-goal lead by the Rampage since the 2nd period
- Jones’s overtime goal was the fourth straight goal by the Barons
- Five straight minor penalties taken by the Rampage since the 18 minute mark of the 2nd to the end of regulation
- The Rampage are now 32-2-3-0 when leading after 2 periods and 21-3-2-0 when leading after the 1st, and they’ve been outscored 6-0 in the 3rd period so far this series.
- San Antonio is now 2-5 all-time in playoff overtimes, and they’ve lost their last 6 games overall
- Defenseman Shane O’Brien was replaced by Dylan Olsen for tonight’s game to serve his one-game suspension
- Dany Heatley led the Rampage with 6 shots on goal
The 3rd game of the best-of-5 series will be on Wednesday, April 29 at 8PM in San Antonio. The Barons currently lead the series 2-0.