02/01/2008 8:05 PM -
The loss snaps
After Eric LaBounty drew first blood for the Rhinos at 14:15 of the first period, the Rampage lived up to their name, popping five goals by El Paso starting netminder Arthur Hollinger and chasing him from goal midway through the second period.
It took an
Tulsa ’s Nic Power was next, scoring a shorthanded goal just 11 seconds into the second period. David O’Connell scored a power play goal at 8:23. Corey Tobey got another goal only 53 seconds after that. But it was Castro’s second of the night at 10:42 that finished Hollinger’s game, the thiird goal allowed in under two-and-a-half minutes.
The Rhinos put three in the net to make things interesting as Bill Kruger got a power play strike to fall at 13:12 of the second. Zach Kohn scored just 37 seconds from time in the second period, and LaBounty got his second of the night at 13:38 of the third period, making it 5-4. But the Rampage answered with another two power play goals, from Craig Martin at 15:00 and Kevin Tromp at 15:25.
El Paso outshot its hosts, 39-32, but it was