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River Rats lose 5-overtime marathon

Marc Cavosie of the River Rats grimaces while making a slap shot at the Philadelphia goal in the first period of their AHL playoff game Thursday night at the Times Union Center.
Photographer: Bruce Squiers
Marc Cavosie of the River Rats grimaces while making a slap shot at the Philadelphia goal in the first period of their AHL playoff game Thursday night at the Times Union Center.
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Ryan Potulny’s first goal of the playoffs, 2:58 into the fifth overtime, ended the longest game in American Hockey League history, lifting the Philadelphia Phantoms past the Albany River Rats, 3-2, at the Times Union Center. Potulny scored on the Phantoms' 101st shot of the game, beating Rats goaltender Michael Leighton with a 15-foot wrist shot from the slot and ending the game at 12:39 this morning after 142 minutes and 58 seconds. Leighton finished ...

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