RAMPAGE TRIM BARONS IN FINALE 1-0
By Jim Byers, on 04/15/2012The San Antonio Rampage sealed the sixth seed in the Western Conference with a 1-0 win over the Oklahoma City Barons on Sunday at AT&T Center.
Oklahoma City is the No. 1 seed heading into this week's best-of-give first round of the Calder Cup playoffs. The Barons finish with 99 points and a 45-22-4-5 record and will face West Division rival Houston starting on Thursday at Toyota Center.
The Rampage earned a split in the eight-game season series with the Barons after their second straight 1-0 win over Oklahoma City. Jacob Markstrom, pulled from Saturday's 5-3 loss at Houston down 3-0, made 19 saves for his first shutout of the season. Dov Grumet-Morris blanked the Barons 1-0 on Feb. 19.
Mark Cullen had the game's only goal at 7:03 of the first period, putting home a rebound after a right pad save by Yann Danis.
The Rampage out-shot the Barons 14-5 in the first period and 25-19 for the game, although the Barons had the shot edge over the final two periods.
San Antonio earns its third playoff berth in club history with a 41-30-3-2 record.
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