Barons Rally Late, Fall to Rampage in Shootout
The Oklahoma City Barons fell to the San Antonio Rampage 3-2 in a shootout on Friday night in the San Antonio, the first game of a home-and-home set between the teams.
Jason LaBarbera was stellar in his second straight start for Oklahoma City stopping 43 of 45 shots in 64:57 of playing time.
Anton Lander opened the scoring on the power play at 13:36 of the 2nd period off of a one-timer pass from Taylor Fedun to put Oklahoma City up, 1-0.
San Antonio tied it up, 1-1, courtesy of Bobby Butler at 7:29 of the 3rd with assists to Jared Gomes and Denny Urban.
Ryan Martindale took a slashing minor at 8:48 of the 3rd period, and the Rampage took a 2-1 lead on the ensuing power play when Jon Matsumoto tipped a shot by Urban past LaBarbera.
Linus Omark tied the game 2-2 with 1:28 left in the 3rd period with assists to Andrew Miller and Lander, sending the game to overtime.
Jed Ortmeyer took a roughing minor just 28 seconds into the extra frame, but Markstrom made several big saves to kill off the Barons power play. Each team had chances at even strength in the remaining 2:32 of OT, but neither could net the game-winner and the game would go to a shootout.
The Rampage would shoot first, and won the shootout 1-0 in five rounds.
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