Quantcast

Robak leads Rampage to 5-4 OT victory over Marlies

Box Score

CLICK HERE to listen to audio highlights.

San Antonio Rampage defenseman Colby Robak scored a power-play goal 1:34 into overtime to cap a frantic 25 minutes of play and give the Rampage a 5-4 win over the Toronto Marlies at Ricoh Coliseum on Friday night.

The Marlies got on the board first with an unassisted goal from defenseman Jesse Blacker 5:13 into the opening frame. He skated into the San Antonio zone and wristed a shot over the glove of Rampage backstop Dov Grumet-Morris to give Toronto a 1-0 lead. The goal was Blacker’s first career AHL marker.

Right wing Bill Thomas tied the game at 1-1 for the Rampage 1:48 into the second. He took a pass from center Mark Cullen and backhanded a shot on net that beat Toronto goaltender Ben Scrivens along the ice for the score. Center Bracken Kearns tallied the secondary assist on Thomas’ 14th goal of the season.

Toronto regained the lead, 2-1, nearly eight minutes later. Center Nazem Kadri won a faceoff back to right wing Matt Frattin and Frattin ripped a shot on goal that eluded Grumet-Morris to notch his 10th marker of the year.

San Antonio left wing Evan Barlow knotted the score at 2-2 nearly five minutes into the third. Barlow took a shot from the high slot that found its way past Scrivens to post his eighth goal of the 2011-12 campaign. Center Jon Matsumoto picked up the assist on the Barlow score.

The Rampage took their first lead of the game at the 7:54 mark of the third. Thomas received a pass from Cullen and fired a shot over Scrivens’ left shoulder to register his second marker of the game and put San Antonio ahead 3-2. Scrivens was replaced by goaltender Mark Owuya following the play.

However, San Antonio’s lead was short lived. Toronto defenseman Juraj Mikus received a feed in the low slot from left wing Ryan Hamilton and buried his first goal of the season 8:48 into the final frame. Center Joe Colborne notched the secondary assist on the Mikus tally.

Toronto continued a back-and-forth third with a goal just past the midway point of the period. Left wing Nicolas Deschamps found a cutting Philippe Dupuis in the slot and Dupuis took a slap shot that found the back of the net to give Toronto a 4-3 advantage.

Rampage defenseman Keith Seabrook made the count 4-4 at 17:44 of the third. He ripped a shot over the left shoulder of Owuya for his second marker of 2011-12. Center James Wright potted the only assist on the play.

Robak’s overtime winner came off of a slap shot from the left circle that beat Owuya to the left side of the net. Kearns and Matsumoto were credited with the helpers on Robak’s seventh goal of the season and the lone power-play goal of the night.

Grumet-Morris denied the Marlies on 21 of 25 shots to post his 15th win of the year. Owuya stopped five of seven Rampage shots he faced in relief in the Marlies loss. Scrivens turned aside 25 of 28 San Antonio attempts before being replaced by Owuya.

San Antonio (26-20-2-0) continues their Rodeo road trip with a 6:35 p.m. (CST) contest against the Rochester Americans tomorrow at Blue Cross Arena.




Search Archive »




Browse by Year »

2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009

Browse by Month »

March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
Red