Karl Goehring made 49 saves in regulation and overtime and stopped three of four shots in the shootout as San Antonio escaped the Hartford Civic Center with a 2-1 victory over the Wolf Pack.
It was the fourth game of a 10-game road swing for the Rampage, who head to Hamilton to face the Bulldogs on Sunday.
Dwight Helminen scored the only goal for Hartford, 2:23 into the second period, as Goehring registered 15 saves in the first period, 18 in the second, 13 in the third and three in overtime.
Tim Jackman potted San Antonio’s goal early in the third period, then clinched the win in the fifth round of the shootout.
Eric Chouinard and former Wolf Pack Layne Ulmer also scored in the shootout for San Antonio.
It was the first win in two months for Goehring (3-5-1), who is now 9-1 in shootouts over the last two seasons.
Elsewhere on Friday:Tomas Fleischmann scored 3:09 into the game and Frederic Cassivi made 23 saves as Hershey pulled to within four points of first place with a 1-0 win over Wilkes-Barre/ScrantonPascal Pelletier‘s goal at the 2:33 mark of overtime gave Providence a 2-1 win over AlbanyTwo goals by Scott Barney lifted Chicago to a 5-3 win at ClevelandJoey MacDonald made 23 saves as Grand Rapids took over first place in the overall AHL standings (76 points) with a 4-0 win over PhiladelphiaShawn Thornton recorded two goals and an assist to lead Norfolk to a 5-2 win over visiting SpringfieldMike Ayers stopped 35 shots and Mark Hartigan netted the game-winning goal as Syracuse shut out Binghamton, 2-0Eight different Pirates scored goals and eight had at least two points each as Portland routed Toronto, 8-2Clarke MacArthur scored twice in regulation and once in the shootout to lift Rochester over Hamilton, 4-3Noah Clarke and Greg Hogeboom scored in the third period as Manchester doubled up Houston, 4-2Sean Bergenheim and Rob Collins each scored twice in Bridgeport’s 7-4 win over LowellJordin Tootoo‘s goal late in the second period stood up as the difference as Milwaukee edged Iowa, 3-2Brent Krahn made 33 saves, backstopping Omaha to a 4-1 win at Manitoba