SAN ANTONIO (May 7, 2012) – James Wright scored the San Antonio Rampage’s lone goal in their 2-1 overtime defeat to the Oklahoma City Barons on Monday night at the AT&T Center. With the loss, San Antonio now trails 2-1 in their Western Conference Semifinal Series.
The Barons posted the game’s first goal at the 1:18 mark of the opening period when Anton Lander picked up a bouncing puck in the slot and fired a wrister through the legs of Rampage goalie Jacob Markstrom. Lander’s second goal of the playoffs handed Oklahoma City a 1-0 advantage.
After a scoreless second period, Wright tied the game at 1-1 for the Rampage with a power-play goal 11:06 into the third. He found a loose puck in the crease and swept it into an empty net behind Barons netminder Yann Danis for his third goal of the postseason.
Chris VandeVelde gave the Barons a 2-1 win 15:50 into the extra session. He registered his second goal of the postseason on a wrist shot from the left circle that beat Markstrom over his right shoulder.
Danis made 25 stops on 26 Rampage shots while Markstrom turned aside 34 of the 36 Barons shots he faced.
The Rampage and Barons will play Game 4 of their series on Thursday at 7 p.m. (CST) at the AT&T Center.