Brendan Bell scored both on the power play and shorthanded, and Enver Lisin (pictured) added an insurance goal as visiting San Antonio downed Iowa by a final of 4-1 on Tuesday at the Wells Fargo Arena. The Rampage, playing their first road contest of the season, moved to 3-1-0-1 on the campaign, while the Stars dropped their third straight outing and fell to 3-5-0-0.
Iowa’s Toby Petersen was sent to the penalty box for hooking just 1:03 after the opening face-off, and San Antonio took advantage of the ensuing power play when Bell netted his first of the game, and of the season, at 2:09. Assists went to Travis Roche and Jon DiSalvatore.
However, Bell tallied an unassisted, shorthanded marker with just 18 seconds remaining in the period to make it 2-1, and the Rampage never looked back from that point on.
Lisin and Ryan Caldwell added third-period goals for San Antonio, with Caldwell’s also coming shorthanded and into an empty Iowa net.
Rampage goaltender Josh Tordjman earned the win, making 29 saves on 30 shots to remain unbeaten at 3-0-0.
Iowa’s David McKee stopped 27 of 30 shots in the losing effort.