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The San Antonio Rampage win their sixth straight with a 4-3 shootout victory over the Milwaukee Admirals in front of a sold out crowd of 6,413 at the AT&T Center on Friday night. They improve to 14-4-1-0 and preserve the top seed in the AHL with 29 points.
The Rampage recorded 52 shots on net including 25 in the second period, tying their previous franchise record set on Feb. 27, 2008 for most shots in a period.
San Antonio narrowly missed tying another franchise record with back-to-back goals from Peter MacArthur and Mikkel Boedker just 15 seconds apart in the second period, falling one second shy of their previous mark set on Nov. 4, 2007.
MacArthur’s second goal of the season at the 17:07 mark ended Milwaukee goaltender Mark Dekanich’s 209-minute scoreless streak.
Boedker followed up with his fifth goal of the season beating Dekanich low glove side from the crease. MacLean provided the assist extending his point-streak to four games.
Milwaukee responded with a rebound goal by Mike Bartlett at the 18:09 mark to cut the deficit in half, 2-1.
The Admirals scored 2:02 into the third period on right wing Matt Halischuck’s shot from the slot that beat Rampage netminder Matt Climie high glove side to tie the game at 2-2.
Admirals right wing Chris Mueller gave Milwaukee their first lead of the game, 3-2, at the 4:10 mark with a shorthanded goal. Mueller blocked Rampage defenseman Maxim Goncharov’s shot at Milwaukee’s blue line to beat Clime low glove side on the breakaway.
Rampage center Tim Stapleton evened the score at 3-3 with a power-play goal 14:40 into the third stanza beating Dekanich high glove side. Matt Beaudoin and Garrett Stafford earned their second points of the night with the assists.
After a scoreless overtime, the Rampage earned the victory with goals by Boedker, Viktor Tikhonov and Beaudoin in a four-round shootout.
Climie turned aside 21 of 24 Admirals shots and was perfect in the shootout tonight while Dekanich posted 48 saves.
The Rampage return to the ice next weekend with back-to-back road games against the Houston Aeros on Friday and the Texas Stars on Saturday. They end the three-in-three series on Sunday with a 3 p.m. faceoff against the Milwaukee Admirals at the AT&T Center.