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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Rats take game one

On Wednesday in Albany, the River Rats destroyed the Phantoms 4-0 in the first game of their best-of-seven playoff series.

Jakub Petruzalek, Jerome Samson, Bryan Rodney and Marc Cavosie all scored for the Rats. Rodney added two assists. Mike Angelidis also had two assists. The full scoresheet is here.

At 19:31 of the third, a huge fight erupted which resulted in 52 minutes of penaties being doled out. Trevor Gillies and Tim Conboy were both given game misconduct penalties. Gillies for being the third man in and Conboy for leaving the bench to partake in the fracas. I'm not sure how this will affect their status for Friday night's game two in Philadelphia.

Michael Leighton stopped 39 shots to earn the shutout and the game's first star. In 80 regular season games, the Phantoms were never shut out.

Go Rats!!!

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