Travis Scott turned aside 48 shots to preserve San Antonio’s 3-2 victory over Norfolk at the SBC Center on Sunday evening.
Joel Kwiatkowski, Greg Campbell and Stephen Weiss gave the Rampage a 3-0 lead, and Scott did the rest, stopping all 33 shots he faced through two periods and 15 of 17 in the third, with the Admirals threatening to tie.
Rene Bourque scored both Norfolk goals, spoiling Scott’s shutout bid with 6:26 left in regulation, then adding a shorthanded marker with 1:41 remaining.
Scott, who led the AHL in saves during the 2003-04 season, improved to 7-8-3 with the win.
Norfolk finished with a 50-21 edge in shots, but fell to 0-2-0-1 on its four-game Texas road trip. The teams meet again on Tuesday.
Elsewhere on Sunday:
Lowell scored two goals late in regulation before falling to Springfield in a shootout, 3-2… Jason LaBarbera made 37 saves in Hartford’s 3-2 shootout win over Portland… Chris Ferraro scored his first two goals of the year and Andrew Penner made 30 saves in his first career AHL appearance to lead Syracuse over Hershey, 3-0… Yanick Lehoux had a goal and an assist as Manchester beat Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 3-1… Binghamton’s Chris Kelly and Philadelphia’s Patrick Sharp scored two goals apiece before the Senators prevailed in a shootout, 3-2.