The Wild have played two games in San Antonio last weekend.
In the first game, Marc Hagel got the first goal on the PP from Steven Kampfer and Brian Connelly. Rampage's Wade Megan tied the game a minute later on an ugly turnover. Carson McMillan gave the Wild a 2-1 lead on another bad turnover.
The end of the second period was exciting. First, the Rampage tied the game again (18:09). Then, Jonathon Blum scored a PP goal (19:00) and Ryan Martindale tied the game at 3 before the end (19:37).
The goals fest resumed early in the third. John McFarland gave the Rampage a 4-3 lead. Later, Mickey Lang got his first AHL goal from McMillan and Raphael Bussieres. 4-4 was the score after three. After an unsuccessful overtime, a shootout was needed. Zack Phillips (watch here) and Jake Dowell scored for the Wild and they beat the Rampage 5-4. Johan Gustafsson was in net and made 35 saves. Game highlights.
In the second matchup, Derek Nesbitt got his first goal as a Rampage member in the middle of the first period. 1-0 SA was the score after one. Marc Hagel tied the game with his 4th of the season from Dowell and Warren Peters. That was the lone goal of the second period and the third was scoreless.
Kyle Medvec scored the game winning goal on the PP from Zack Phillips and Jon Landry. The Wild beat the Rampage 2-1 in overtime. That was actually the first OT win in Wild history. John Curry made 25 saves. Game highlights.
The Wild will host the Milwaukee Admirals Friday night, then they'll be in Chicago Saturday. They'll be back in Des Moines Wednesday against the Utica Comets.
Some news and notes:
- Friday: Mickey Lang made his Wild debut and scored his first AHL goal in his second career AHL game.
-Saturday: Warren Peters took part in his 600th career AHL game. He's also close to reach the 700 professional games mark.
-Monday: Iowa released Nicholas Rioux from his second PTO. Rioux returns to Quad City after playing six games with the Wild. That means the team can't re-sign him to another PTO now.
-The Wild got 5 out of 6 possible points in their last road trip.
-As of today, the Wild are 9th in the Western Conference with 44 points in 41 games.