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Express Top Roughnecks 32 17, Set Nll Records

11/24/2001, 3:17pm EST
By National Lacrosse League

Forward Dean Harrison scored at 12:36 of the fourth quarter as the Montreal Express set the record for most goals scored in a single-game by defeating the Calgary Roughnecks 32-17 today in front of 9,517 at the Pengrowth Saddledome.

The Express broke the former record of 28 goals in one game, which was accomplished twice during the 1995-1996 season. The first one came on February 24, 1996 when the Buffalo Bandits defeated the now defunct Charlotte Cobras 28-6. The second time occurred on March 23, 1996 when the now defunct Boston Blazers defeated the Baltimore Thunder by the score of 28-13.

In addition to setting the new record of single-game goals scored by one team, the two squads also set a new record for most combined goals in a single-game with 49. The two clubs shattered the former record of 47, which was set on March 13, 1992 when Buffalo topped Baltimore by the score of 27-20.

The Express, who became the first expansion team to claim a victory this season, were led by the efforts of forward Tracey Kelusky with 11 points (6g-5a).

Forward John Kilbride registered nine points (4g-5a) including the team?s first-ever goal at: 22 of the first quarter to lead the Roughnecks.

Goaltender Curtis Palidwor went the distance for Montreal stopping 47 of 64 shots for the win.

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