COREAU, KYROU LEAD RAMPAGE PAST ADMIRALS
MILWAUKEE, WI (Feb. 11, 2019) – Jared Coreau made 24 saves and Mitch Reinke netted the game-winner in the third period to guide the San Antonio Rampage (24-21-4) to a 2-1 win over the Milwaukee Admirals (22-20-10) on Monday night at U-W Milwaukee Panther Arena.
The victory snapped a six-game winless streak for San Antonio on the road and moved the Rampage within two points of the Central Division’s final playoff spot.
Jordan Kyrou extended his points streak to eight games with a goal and an assist and Sammy Blais logged an assist to give him at least a point in 13 of his last 14 games for the Rampage.
With Admirals forward Yakov Trenin in the box for tripping, Kyrou floated a pass from the right-wing boards to the left circle to feed Reinke creeping down from the left point. Reinke fired a one-timer past Milwaukee goaltender Troy Grosenick for his sixth goal of the season at 4:30 of the third period for a 2-1 Rampage lead.
The Admirals pulled Grosenick from the net for an extra skater with 2:30 remaining. A Tyler Gaudet deflection found the back of the net with less than one minute remaining, but the goal was disallowed when it was determined the puck was touched with a high stick.
The Rampage closed out their first win on the road since Jan. 4, and they moved to 3-0-3 over their last six games.
Kyrou opened the scoring for the Rampage at 11:22 of the first period. Off a Trevor Smith face-off win, Kyrou fired a wrist shot past Grosenick from the top of the right circle for his 13thgoal of the season.
The Admirals answered at 7:46 of the second period when Adam Helewka redirected a Vince Pedrie point shot through Coreau’s legs for his 14th goal of the season and his first in a Milwaukee uniform.
The Rampage moved past the Texas Stars and into sixth place in the Central Division standings. With 52 points, San Antonio is two points behind the Admirals and the Rockford IceHogs, who are tied for the fourth and final playoff spot. The Rampage have two games in hand on Rockford and three on Milwaukee.
The Rampage begin a string of three games in three nights on Friday night at Van Andel Arena when they visit the Grand Rapids Griffins. Puck-drop is scheduled for 6 p.m. CT, with the game available on the Ticket 760AM, AHLTV, and televised on FOX Sports Southwest.
Goals: Kyrou (13); Reinke (6)
Jared Coreau: 24 saves on 25 shots
Power Play: 1-for-3
Penalty Kill: 4-for-4
1) Jordan Kyrou - SA
2) Sammy Blais - SA
3) Adam Helewka - MIL