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Rampage Rally for 3-2 Shootout Win over Monsters

February 20, 2016 - American Hockey League (AHL) - San Antonio Rampage News Release

CLEVELAND - The San Antonio Rampage (23-23-8-0) rallied from a 2-0 deficit late in the third period to beat the Lake Erie Monsters (27-17-5-4) 3-2 in a shootout in front of 13,145 at Quicken Loans Arena. Reto Berra earned the First Star of the Game with a 39-save performance in net, while Maxim Noreau took home the Second Star of the Game with the game-tying goal in regulation as well as converting the difference maker in the shootout.

The contest was scoreless until the final two minutes of regulation when a Rampage turnover led to an uncontested shot for Oliver Bjorkstrand. With time running out, San Antonio pulled Berra for an extra attacker, and ultimately gave up a short-handed empty-net goal. The Rampage didn't let up, as they rallied to score two goals in 37 seconds to force overtime. Mikko Rantanen buried a loose puck on the backside of the play and cut the deficit to one. Maxim Noreau tallied the game-tying goal with 23 seconds left in regulation, sending a wrister from the blue line to tie the game at two.

After a scoreless overtime period, the Rampage headed to a shootout for just the second time this season. The skills competition went seven rounds with the Rampage connecting on 2-of-7 attempts, while holding Lake Erie to 1-of-7.

Reto Berra, who made his first start since Dec. 9, led the Silver and Black to the 3-2 shootout victory and recorded 39 saves on the night. San Antonio scored one power play goal on four chances, while holding the Monsters scoreless on three opportunities with the man advantage.


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