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Rats take stranglehold on series

On Sunday afternoon, the Albany River Rats took a commanding 3-0 series lead in their Calder Cup playoff series against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Baby Penguins with a 2-1 win in Wilkes-Barre.  Rats leading scorer Jerome Samson was shut down in the first two games of this series, but he potted the game-winner at 5:45 of the third. 

The game was scoreless through the first 40 minutes, but Mike Angelidis got the Rats on the board early in the third, and Samson followed a couple of minutes later.

Game four will be Monday night in Wilkes-Barre at 7:05, when the Rats will have a chance to break out their brooms for a season sweep.  The River Rats haven’t won a playoff series since 1998, when they advanced to the Calder Cup semifinals.

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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.