The San Antonio Rampage needed a win today in San Jose to salvage a split in their first trip to the West Coast. Despite dominating, yet trailing, most of the game, they got it, defeating San Jose 3-2. A late power play goal by Andrew Agozzino earning the two points and getting the Rampage back on the winning side of .500.
Spencer Martin was sharp when he needed to be, stopping 16 of 18 shots to pick up his second straight victory. On offense, the Rampage were led by Agozzino (1g-1a), Rocco Grimaldi (1g-1a), and Blues D prospect Jordan Schmaltz (2A). Joe Colborne added a huge power play goal to tie the game in the 3rd, deflecting a Schmaltz shot past Barracuda goalie Antonine Bibeau.
Special teams played the biggest part in the victory as the PK went 5/6, including a huge kill on a 2 minute 5 on 3 in the second, and the power play scored twice in four chances. The power play goal against was the team’s first allowed in 14 chances this season.
Streamables – (Courtesy of Nathan Rudolph @AvalancheReview)
Rampage 0 – Barracuda 1
1st Period (4:44) SJ Alexander True (1) ASST: Adam Helewka (3), Marcus Sorensen (2)
Rampage 1 – Barracuda 1
1st Period (19:54) SA Rocco Grimaldi (1) ASST: Andrew Agozzino (4)
Rampage 1 – Barracuda 2
2nd period (18:12) – SJ Filip Sandberg (1) ASST: Julius Bergman (1), Rudolfs Balcers (2) PP
Rampage 2 – Condors 2
3rd period (8:22) – SA Joe Colborne (1) ASST: Jordan Schmaltz (2) Klim Kostin (2) PP
Rampage 3 – Condors 2
2nd period (5:03) – SA Andrew Agozzino (2) ASST: Jordan Schmaltz (3) Rocco Grimaldi (2) PP
- Despite allowing their first power play goal of the season, the PK remains a bright spot killing five of six penalties, including a full two minute 5 on 3 in the second period.
- The power play came to life scoring twice in the final period, one by each unit.
- This team needs to start finishing it’s chances. Three breakaways in the first two periods resulted in one shot and zero goals.
- David Warsofsky went missing half-way through the second period and did not play the third period.
- Lack of discipline is starting to present itself as an issue again this season. Five minor penalties taken, including three by a key PKer in Meloche.
- If referees don’t start calling Goalie Interference penalties, someone is going to get seriously injured very soon.
The Rampage head back to Texas for their first “three-in-three” of the season, all against the Stars. They will head to Cedar Park on Friday and Saturday before returning home for a Sunday matinee. All games can be heard on Ticket760 or streamed on AHL Live.