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03/15/2002, 11:31am EST
By National Lacrosse League

Gary Rosyski's fourth goal of the game, at 13:49 of the fourth quarter, gave the Albany Attack a 14-13 win over the Montreal Express. The Friday night game drew 7,346 to the Molson Centre. Albany, which has already clinched a playoff spot, could clinch the division with a Rochester loss on Saturday.

Two goals and an assist by Mike Regan helped the Attack to a 4-1 first-period lead, but the Express came up with six second-period goals to knot the halftime score at 7-7. Ted Dowling had a hand in three of Montreal's comeback goals, scoring 46 seconds into the second stanza and setting up tallies by Bruce Alexander (1:01) and Tracey Keluskey (4:53). Kelly Sullivan's goal at 1:40 created a 4-4 tie, and the teams exchanged goals through the rest of the period, including another pair by Regan.

The Attack surged ahead again after halftime, with Rosyski's unanswered hat trick and a single goal by Nick Trudeau. The Express took only eight of their 56 shots during the sluggish third frame.

Regan and Dan Teat scored within 34 seconds of each other at the top of the fourth quarter to give Albany their largest lead of the game at 13-7. The Express mounted a late rally, including a run of five goals by Kelusky, Shawn Zettel, Todd Richard, Dowling and Alexander, who also assisted on the game's final tally, by Richard with 27 seconds remaining.

Rob Blasdell posted the win in goal, with 43 saves. Montreal's Curtis Palidwor also made 43 saves.

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