Albany scored power-play goals 62 seconds apart late in the third period to beat the visiting Phantoms, 3-1, Saturday night.
The River Rats had 13 power-play opportunities in the game, and Jerome Samson and Brandon Nolan cashed in on the 12th and 13th chances, respectively, the latter with 4 minutes, 14 seconds to play in the third period.
With the victory, the River Rats (19-15-0-2) pulled within five points of the Phantoms (22-9-1) in the East Division race; the Phantoms have four games in hand.
The game featured a matchup of former Flyers goalies. Brian Boucher made 29 saves for the Phantoms, while Mike Leighton had 19 saves in Albany's net.
Jesse Boulerice, redircting a shot by Oskars Bartulis, had the lone goal for the Phantoms, who visit Hershey tonight. The Phantoms' next home game is Friday night with Lowell at the Wachovia Spectrum at 7:05 p.m. *