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Rats grab 2-0 series lead

The Albany River Rats took a 2-0 series lead against the WBS Baby Pens in Calder Cup playoff action on Friday.  They won game two 3-2 with defenseman Jamie McBain potting the game-winner. 
The Pens focus has been shutting down Rats leading scorer Jerome Samson, and they’ve done that.  Tonight, he only had two shots on goal and had a -1 rating.  The Rats, though, are getting big things from other guys.  McBain scored his second of the postseason, and Nick Dodge scored his third of the second season.  Left wing Chris Terry also contributed with his first goal of the playoffs. 

The series resumes Sunday afternoon in Wilkes-Barre.  I’m guessing that the Pens might want to dial up a defensive plan that keys in on Nick Dodge.

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David Lee is a restaurant manager with an unused degree in political science.  He can be found at Carolina Hurricanes games, Scrabble tournaments and indie-rock shows.  Sometimes, all in the same day. 

David has contributed to CBC.ca for their Stanley Cup playoff coverage in 2006 and to the New York Times Slapshot blog for theirs in 2008. Red and Black Hockey was founded in July of 2005.