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Bandits Outgun Ravens

01/26/2002, 4:48pm EST
By National Lacrosse League

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On the strength of a dominating third quarter, the Buffalo Bandits (4-3) continued to alternate wins and losses with a 17-14 victory over the expansion Vancouver Ravens (3-6) Saturday at HSBC Arena.

Leading 12-10 after two periods, the Bandits went on a tear to open the second half by outscoring their opponents 4-1 and peppering Raven goalkeeper Dwight Maetche with 15 shots.

Vancouver looked to be in control early on, as they managed to jump out to a 4-1 lead in the first six minutes of play, but Buffalo battled back to tie the game at six after one period.

The teams traded scores for much of the first half, with Buffalo closing out the second period with a nice three-goal run that established the lead.

Bandit forward Chris Driscoll started the eventual game winning run by beating Maetche 3:19 into the third period, giving the team a 13-10 lead. Buffalo also went on to record two power play goals in building a five goal advantage heading into the final stanza of play.

Steve Dietrich did the rest of the work for Buffalo, shaking off a difficult first period to stop 42 of 56 Vancouver shots. His counterpart, Maetche, went the entire way for the Ravens and made 36 saves.

The game's MVP honors went to John Tavares, who finished the contest with 2 goals and 4 assists after being shutout for the first time in his career last night in Philadelphia. Driscoll also had six points (3 goals and 3 assists) while Mike Accursi and Andy Ogilve each recorded four.

Leading the way for Vancouver was forward Chris Prat, who tallied 3 goals and 4 assists in the losing effort.

Next up, the Bandits will travel to Montreal on February 1st to face the 4-2 Express in a key divisional match up.

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