Saturday, January 16, 2010

Dodge lifts Rats in OT

ALBANY — The River Rats received the bounce back win they needed on Saturday night.
Center Nick Dodge scored 1:41 into overtime, converting on a pass from behind the net from left wing Chris Terry, to lift Albany past Bridgeport, 4-3 in the American Hockey League.
The victory was much needed for the Rats, coming a night after they were routed, 10-4 by Hershey, a contest in which they tied a franchise record for goals allowed in a game.
Defenseman Jonathan Paiement scored the tying goal with 14.5 seconds remaining in regulation on a drive from the left point for Albany (22-16-2-2).
Justin Peters made 22 saves to earn the victory for the Rats.
Albany received three goals from its defensemen as Jay Harrison scored 9:02 into the game and Bryan Rodney converted on a 5-on-3 man advantage at 13:21 to build a 2-0.
Bridgeport (21-18-2-3) rallied with two goals within a span of 37 seconds in the second period on a goal each from Victor Bartley and Jesse Joensuu. The Sound Tigers took a 3-2 lead on Sean Bentivoglio’s shorthanded goal at 9:07 of the third period.
The Rats play at Providence today at 4:05 before they hit the AHL All-Star break.


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