Saturday, April 10, 2010

Rats edge Phantoms in regular-season finale

GLENS FALLS -- The Albany River Rats made the franchise's final regular-season game a memorable one.
Center Mike Angelidis scored twice and left wing Oskar Osala followed with the deciding goal at 14:31 of the third period as Albany edged the Adirondack Phantoms, 3-2 on Saturday before a standing-room only crowd of 4,968 at the Glens Falls Civic Center.
Goalie Justin Peters made 27 saves for the River Rats (43-29-3-5), who had already clinched second place in the East Division and will open the Calder Cup playoffs at home on Wednesday against an opponent to be determined.
Albany could face either third-place Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, or either Bridgeport or Lowell, which could crossover from the Atlantic Division to compete in the East Division playoffs.
The Rats franchise, in its 17th and final year in Albany, will be relocated to Charlotte, N.C. after this season.
Jeremy Duschene stopped 26 of 29 shots for Adirondack (32-41-3-4), which finishes last in the East Division.
Jonathon Kalinski and Danny Syvret each scored for the Phantoms, who complete their first season in Glens Falls as the top affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers.


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