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Charlotte Checkers vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms

Charlotte defensemen Roland McKeown, left, Matt Finn and the Checkers will play host to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms at Bojangles’ Coliseum on Saturday in the American Hockey League’s Atlantic Division Finals. Lehigh Valley leads 3-1 in the best-of-7 series.
Charlotte defensemen Roland McKeown, left, Matt Finn and the Checkers will play host to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms at Bojangles’ Coliseum on Saturday in the American Hockey League’s Atlantic Division Finals. Lehigh Valley leads 3-1 in the best-of-7 series.

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WHAT: Charlotte Checkers vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms in Game 5 of the American Hockey League’s Atlantic Division Finals.

WHEN: Saturday, 6 p.m.

WHERE: Bojangles’ Coliseum

WHAT’S AT STAKE: It’s a must-win situation for Charlotte, which trails 3-1 in the best-of-7 series. The Checkers are coming off Wednesday night’s 2-1 loss, which went five overtimes and lasted six hours. It was the longest game in the AHL’s 82-year history. ...The series’ winner will advance to the Eastern Conference Finals.

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