Well, it's not quite the end of 2012, but the Aeros are done until 2013 when they host the OKC Barons at 5:05 at Toyota Center.
After a two-game skid entering the Christmas break, the Aeros played three games and took five of a possible six points against Texas, Charlotte and San Antonio. Mikael Granlund scored a 5-on-3 goal to salvage a point Saturday at the AT&T Center. Dov Grumet-Morris was named the No. 1 star of the game and Greg Rallo converted a bad (luck)
rebound in OT for the winner.
Matt Hackett was great, and helped kill off a 5-on-3 of his own to help get the big point on the road. Jon Sim scored in regulation for the Rampage, and it was a pretty goal, too. Nice work by the Rampage on the power play, and Hack just didn't have a chance.
The Aeros will start a four-game week Tuesday against the Barons, and then they'll play a three in three next weekend against the Rampage and Stars twice.
It would be nice for the Aeros to get three wins in the four games, but I will take 5 of 8 points as a success against this schedule. OKC has the offense, Texas is great on the defensive side and the Rampage have won two of three and, like the Aeros, have points in three straight games.