Rampage rally falls short
SAN ANTONIO - The Rampage clawed their way back from a 2-0 deficit to extend the game to a shootout earning them a point in a 3-2 loss against the Houston Aeros at the Toyota Center Tuesday night. Jeff Taffe recorded the game-tying goal with two seconds left in regulation sending the game to overtime while Pascal Rheaume recorded a goal and an assist in his 800th Professional game.
Aeros' defenseman Ryan Stokes put the first dent in the scoreboard seven minutes into the initial period. About ten minutes later, Danny Irmen was awarded a penalty shot against Josh Tordjman but came up empty handed.
Matt Foy stretched the Aeros lead to 2-0 with a power-play goal 1:39 into the second period. About six minutes later, Rheaume capitalized on Eric Reitz' kneeing penalty for a power-play goal cutting the deficit in half. Keith Yandle and Yanick Lehoux were credited with the assists on Rheaume's sixth goal of the season.
After Taffe's goal in the last ticks of regulation, the Rampage only took one shot in overtime and held off the Aeros to force a five-round shootout.
The Rampage host the Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights tomorrow at 7 p.m. at the AT&T Center.
• Discuss this story on the American Hockey League message board...
American Hockey League Stories from December 26, 2006
- Rampage rally falls short - San Antonio Rampage
- Stars win third straight - Iowa Chops
- Houston survives late goal - Houston Aeros
- Senators cruise past Crunch, 4-2 - Binghamton Senators
- Peoria Powers Past Griffins, 4-3 - Grand Rapids Griffins
- Wolf Pack Recall Lee, Bahensky and Constant from Charlotte - Connecticut Whale
- Phantoms upend Penguins - Adirondack Phantoms
- Hershey Beats Sound Tigers - Bridgeport Sound Tigers
- Rivermen Power Through Grand Rapids 4-3 on the Road - Peoria Rivermen
- Bears back in first place after downing Bridgeport, 6-3 - Hershey Bears
- 'Dogs hold on to down Amerks - Hamilton Bulldogs
- Pair called up to New York - Connecticut Whale
- Hamilton Bulldogs weekly - Hamilton Bulldogs
- Phantoms week in review - Adirondack Phantoms
- Portland Pirates Weekly Report - Portland Pirates
- Rampage sign Ferraro, Paddock to PTO - San Antonio Rampage
- Admirals Keep Pace Near Top of Tight East Division Race - Norfolk Admirals
- Oilers send Roy back to Bulldogs and recall Hejda - Hamilton Bulldogs
- Rochester hosts Hamilton tonight - Rochester Americans
- Bears' Laing named CCM Vector/AHL Player of the Week - AHL
- Lowell Splits the Week - Albany Devils
- Rampage Week 12 Report - San Antonio Rampage
- Sound Tigers News - Bridgeport Sound Tigers
- Monarchs Report - Manchester Monarchs
- Binghamton Senators weekly - Binghamton Senators
- Bears begin five games in six nights Tuesday - Hershey Bears
- Ellis Returns to Griffins - Grand Rapids Griffins
- Flames Recall Regehr, Moss From Knights - Abbotsford Heat
- Worcester signs Prudden to Professional Tryout Agreement - Worcester Sharks
- Flames Send Ference, Germyn to Knights - Abbotsford Heat
- Aeros Gameday - Houston Aeros
- Sharks Look to Ring in New Year with "Bang" - Worcester Sharks
The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.