SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Nick Ritchie scored twice, including the game-winner in overtime, as the San Diego Gulls defeated the San Antonio Rampage, 3-2, Tuesday night at Valley View Casino Center.
Ritchie, the Gulls youngest player, scored three minutes, 44 seconds into overtime off Mike Sgarbossa's assist as the Gulls improved to 7-1-0-0.
Ritchie opened the scoring with a power-play goal at 8:42 of the first period off assists by Antoine Laganiere and Brandon Montour. The 19-year-old Ritchie has scored a team-high eight goals in eight games.
The Gulls increased their lead to 2-0 14:15 into the second period on defenseman Shea Theodore's first goal of the season. Chris Mueller and Harry Zolnierczyk received assists.
San Antonio, the Colorado Avalanche's American Hockey League affiliate, tied the score on third-period goals by Michael Schumacher at 1:44 and Andreas Martinsen at 6:03.
John Gibson made 31 saves for the Gulls after not dressing for Saturday's game because of an upper-body injury, according to Sam Kieckhefer, the team's communications manager.
Gibson is 5-0 with a 2.04 goals against average.
Calvin Pickard made 34 saves for the Rampage (5-0-2-0) before a crowd announced at 5,378.
The Gulls scored on one of their four power-play opportunities and killed all five San Antonio power-play chances.
The Anaheim Ducks, the Gulls' NHL parent team, announced earlier today that they had recalled left wing Max Friberg from the Gulls. Friberg is the fifth player the Ducks have recalled from the Gulls this season.
The Ducks assigned right wing Tim Jackman to the Gulls today after he cleared waivers.
The 33-year-old played his first AHL game since the 2008-2009 season tonight, taking two shots and receiving a slashing penalty in the first period. Jackman has 32 goals, 43 assists, 75 points and 806 penalty minutes in 483 NHL games over 12 seasons with six teams.
The Gulls assigned goaltender Ryan Faragher and defenseman Eric Knodel to the Utah Grizzlies, the Ducks' ECHL affiliate, before today's game.
The Gulls next game is scheduled for Thursday at Ontario, the Los Angeles Kings AHL affiliate. Their next game at Valley View Casino Center is scheduled for Nov. 11 against Bakersfield, the Edmonton Oilers' AHL affiliate.
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