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Another goaltenders duel in Checkers/Pens series

Brad Thiessen of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and Mike Murphy of the Charlotte Checkers have been playing an outstanding series against each other.  They are the first and second ranked goalies in every statistical category, and their numbers get better every game.  Charlotte won game one 3-2.  WBS won game two 3-0.  After that, it’s been a goaltending clinic on both sides of the ice.  Charlotte won game three 2-1 in overtime, and they won game four 1-0.  Tonight, WBS turned the tables and took game five by the same 1-0 score.

It’s a real shame that few people will be experiencing this brilliant duel since, you know, it’s the American League. 

Mike Murphy had his shutout streak snapped at 161 minutes 11 seconds when Chris Collins tipped a Bryan Lerg shot at 8:54 of the third.  The tip, high in the slot, looked like it might have been with a high stick, but the play never even went under review.

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