Albany River Rats dominate at the MassMutual Center against Falcons

March 31, 2010.

SPRINGFIELD -- Chris Minard scored for the Falcons, but three third period goals from Jacob Micfliker, Zac Dalpe and Mike Angelidis put Albany over the top 5-1 in a Sunday matinee match-up in front of 5,705 at the MassMutual Center.

"I don't think it was a 5-1 game," Head Coach Rob Daum said. "Based on the territory and the scoring chances. We did didn't give a lot of chances but when we did they were major and it cost us."

Chris Terry gave the Rats the lead for good in the second period while trying to set a teammate up on a 2-on-1 rush. Terry tried to saucer a pass over a Falcons stick but the puck hit J.P. Levasseur, who made 29 saves in the loss, and found its' way over the goal line. Terry's 17th goal of the season would be all the River Rats needed to get past the Falcons.

The Falcons had opportunities, but Albany goalie Justin Peters was there and made 27 saves in the game. The Falcons power-play was 0-for-4 in the game. The River Rats were 1-for-3 with the lone power-play goal coming late in the third period.

The River Rats upped the lead to two goals with Micflikier's goal at 1:48 into the third. Dalpe added another goal and Angelidis scored the only power-play goal in the third for the River Rats.

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