SAN ANTONIO 5, LAKE ERIE 4
San Antonio emerged with a 5-4 road win over Lake Erie on Thursday in a back-and-forth game at Quicken Loans Arena. Rampage rookie forward Chad Kolarik snapped a nine-game goal-scoring drought with a pair of tallies on the night, including the eventual game-winner at 7:21 of the third period.
Prior to Thursday, Kolarik had not registered a multiple-goal performance since netting a hat trick in Game 2 of San Antonio’s first-round playoff series at Toronto on Apr. 18, 2008.
The Rampage grabbed leads of 1-0, 2-1, and 3-2 on the strength of goals from David Spina, Simon Ferguson, and Joel Perrault. Kolarik made it a 4-2 game with his first of the night late in the second frame.
Chris Durno, Nigel Williams, Mike McLean, and Ray Macias all scored for the Monsters, who battled back from a pair of one-goal deficits but couldn’t overcome San Antonio’s three-goal second period showing. Lake Erie fell to 1-3-2-0 in its last six contests.
The Rampage moved to 2-1-0-0 on their North Division road trip, which concludes on Friday in Syracuse.