Rampage fall to Barons, 3-2

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The San Antonio Rampage fell to the Oklahoma City Barons by a score of 3-2 in front of 7,113 fans at the AT&T Center on Friday night in their second game of the season.

Barons center Ryan O’Marra started the scoring 1:46 into the game after Mark Arcobello intercepted a Rampage pass in the San Antonio zone. Arcobello fed O’Marra at the top of the blueline and O’Marra deposited the puck into the net before Rampage goalie Brian Foster could get back into position. Hunter Tremblay picked up his first point of the season on the play with an assist to give Oklahoma City a 1-0 lead.

Midway through the first period, Rampage center Bracken Kearns tied the game 1-1 after cashing in on a prime opportunity in the Barons’ zone. Kearns picked off an Oklahoma City pass in the middle of the slot and quickly turned and fired a shot over the blocker of Barons goalie David LeNeveu for his second goal of the campaign at 11:15.

Just over a minute following Kearns goal, Josh Green regained the lead for Oklahoma City while the Barons were on a five-on-three power play. Green was set up by Ryan Keller and Bryan Helmer for a one-timer from the top of the right circle; Green then ripped a slap shot past Foster to make the count 2-1 in favor of Oklahoma City at 12:18 of the opening frame.

Forward Scott Timmins tied things up for the Rampage 12:25 into the second period with his first goal of the season. Rampage defenseman Colby Robak gained possession of the puck as he stepped of the penalty box and fed the disc to Timmins for a two-on-one rush into the Barons zone. Timmins decided to hold on to the puck instead of passing and rifled a shot under the crossbar inside the right post to knot the score 2-2.

Colton Teubert tallied the eventual game winner at the 5:40 mark of the third period. He received a pass from Arcobello and stepped into a shot that found its way through traffic and beat Foster over his blocker to make the score 3-2. 

LeNeveu stopped 32 of 34 shots he faced while Foster made 20 saves on 23 Barons shots.

The Rampage will travel to Houston for their first road game of the season as they take on the Aeros at 7:35 p.m. at Toyota Center.

 

 




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