Alex Petrovic and Bracken Kearns scored for the San Antonio Rampage in their 3-2 defeat to the Chicago Wolves on Tuesday night at Allstate Arena. With the loss, the Rampage’s lead in the Western Conference Quarterfinals was cut to 2-1.
The Wolves got on the board first at the 12:24 mark of the opening period when a Jordan Schroeder shot went off of a Rampage defender and into the San Antonio net to hand Chicago a 1-0 advantage. Schroeder’s goal was his first of the series.
Chicago extended their lead to 2-0 at 19:05 of the first with a goal from Darren Haydar. He deflected a Mark Mancari shot past Rampage backstop Dov Grumet-Morris for his second goal of the playoffs.
Alex Petrovic cut the San Antonio deficit to 2-1 with a power-play goal 16:41 into the second. Evan Barlow found Petrovic cutting to the net and Petrovic one-timed Barlow’s pass by Wolves netminder Eddie Lack for the score. The tally was Petrovic’s first career AHL playoff goal.
Haydar added his second marker of the contest, an empty-net goal, with 48 seconds remaining in the third to give Chicago a 3-1 edge.
Kearns made the count 3-2 in favor of Chicago with 1.5 seconds left in the game. He fired a shot past Lack from the top of the crease for his second goal of the postseason.
Lack made 18 saves on 20 Rampage shots while Grumet-Morris turned aside 21 of 23 Wolves attempts.
The Rampage and Wolves will meet again tomorrow night at 7 p.m. at Allstate Arena in Game 4 of their series. The game can be heard on The Ticket KTRK 760 AM and be seen on AHL Live with Voice of the Rampage Dan Weiss calling all of the action! Please click here to Watch and Listen Live.