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Monday, February 6, 2012

Western Conference Power Rankings


Rampage stopped just short of franchise record

Last week and going forward, the San Antonio Rampage had a decent chance to move even higher up the Western Conference Power Rankings. They had won seven in a row, and went to OKC looking to set a franchise record for most consecutive victories.

Not so fast.

They got shut out there and then went home to face Lake Erie in front of more than 16,000 fans and a pink ice surface. The Rampage were about five seconds away from another shutout, but Mike Caruso scored San Antonio's only goal of the game before the last tick of the clock.

Rampage went 0-2 last week, fall to
seventh in the power rankings. 
Now the team hits the road for its annual rodeo road trip, where, like the Aeros, they will play 11 straight away from home. The Rampage should be able to work their way back up through the pack as five of their next six opponents are struggling right around or below the .500 mark of the season.

Trust me, we have not seen the last of the Rampage this season.

Other notes

Charlotte and Toronto just keep on trucking, and the Rochester Amerks really had a good week post All-Star break. The Aeros beat Texas and Lake Erie, but could not finish off the trifecta against the struggling Milwaukee Admirals.

Not a ton of movement elsewhere in the standings, but the Texas Stars did not have a good week, and they are going to have to get things going soon if they want a third straight trip to the AHL playoffs to start their franchise.

  2011-12 AHL Western Conference Power Rankings
                              February 6, 2012 edition
PR
Team
Record
Streak
Last Wk
+/-
For the record …
1
OKC
29-11-2-3
0-1
1-1-0-0
-
First team to 30 wins
2
CLT
26-16-2-2
2-0
2-0-0-0
-
Good start to road trip
3
TOR
23-17-3-2
2-0
2-0-0-0
-
Very tough at home
4
HOU
23-12-3-9
0-1
2-1-0-0
+3
They just won’t die
5
CHI
24-16-1-3
0-1
1-1-0-0
-
Cannauton w/ 10 goals
6
PEO
24-20-2-1
2-0
2-0-0-0
+2
Best forwards in AHL
7
SAT
24-20-2-0
0-2
0-2-0-0
-3
Rodeo trips under way
8
ABB
25-16-3-0
0-1
1-2-0-0
-2
3-7 in last 10 overall
9
RCH
21-17-6-3
3-1
2-0-1-0
+2
Kassian back from BUF
10
MKE
23-19-1-1
1-0
1-1-0-0
-
Big road win at HOU Sun
11
RFD
20-22-1-4
0-1
0-1-0-0
-2
158 goals against!
12
GRR
19-18-4-4
1-0
1-1-0-0
-
Rookie Nyquist is a beast
13
HAM
20-20-1-4
0-1
1-1-0-0
+1
Needs a push NOW
14
LEM
21-22-2-2
0-1
1-0-0-1
+1
Points in three straight
15
TEX
20-22-1-2
0-4
0-2-0-0
-2
Team is better than this

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1 comment:

Forecheck said...

Anybody remember the "pink" ice surface at Ford Arena? More like blood red. You could barely see the lines. But the game was played.

Anybody there heard of reading the instructions first?