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Fri, Dec 9
20:30:00
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Panther City
Fri, Dec 9
22:00:00
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Sat, Dec 10
19:00:00
Toronto
Rochester
Sat, Dec 10
21:30:00
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Calgary
WK
3
Fri, Dec 16
22:00:00
Calgary
Vancouver
Fri, Dec 16
22:30:00
Panther City
Las Vegas
Sat, Dec 17
19:00:00
Buffalo
Toronto
Sat, Dec 17
19:00:00
Rochester
Albany
Sat, Dec 17
19:00:00
Philadelphia
Georgia
Sat, Dec 17
19:30:00
Halifax
New York
Sat, Dec 17
20:00:00
Colorado
Panther City
WK
5
Fri, Dec 30
19:30:00
Halifax
Buffalo
Fri, Dec 30
21:00:00
San Diego
Calgary
Sat, Dec 31
21:00:00
Panther City
Saskatchewan
WK
6
Fri, Jan 6
22:30:00
Philadelphia
Las Vegas
Sat, Jan 7
19:00:00
Panther City
Rochester
Sat, Jan 7
19:00:00
Halifax
Albany
Sat, Jan 7
19:00:00
Buffalo
Georgia
Sat, Jan 7
19:30:00
Toronto
New York
Sat, Jan 7
22:00:00
Vancouver
San Diego
Sun, Jan 8
0:00:00
Calgary
Colorado
WK
7
Fri, Jan 13
18:30:00
Albany
Halifax
Fri, Jan 13
21:00:00
Saskatchewan
Colorado
Sat, Jan 14
19:00:00
Halifax
Toronto
Sat, Jan 14
19:00:00
Panther City
Philadelphia
Sat, Jan 14
19:30:00
Georgia
Buffalo
Sat, Jan 14
21:00:00
San Diego
Calgary
Sat, Jan 14
22:00:00
Las Vegas
Vancouver
Sun, Jan 15
15:00:00
Rochester
New York
WK
8
Fri, Jan 20
19:30:00
Buffalo
Rochester
Fri, Jan 20
22:30:00
Vancouver
Las Vegas
Sat, Jan 21
19:00:00
New York
Albany
Sat, Jan 21
19:00:00
Toronto
Philadelphia
WK
9
Fri, Jan 27
18:00:00
Rochester
Halifax
Fri, Jan 27
19:00:00
Buffalo
Philadelphia
Sat, Jan 28
19:30:00
Buffalo
New York
Sat, Jan 28
20:30:00
Las Vegas
Saskatchewan
Sat, Jan 28
21:00:00
Toronto
Calgary
Sat, Jan 28
21:00:00
San Diego
Colorado
Sat, Jan 28
22:00:00
Panther City
Vancouver
WK
10
Fri, Feb 3
21:00:00
Georgia
Colorado
Sat, Feb 4
18:00:00
Calgary
Halifax
Sat, Feb 4
19:00:00
New York
Toronto
Sat, Feb 4
19:00:00
Albany
Philadelphia
Sat, Feb 4
19:30:00
Rochester
Buffalo
Sat, Feb 4
22:00:00
Panther City
San Diego
Sat, Feb 4
22:00:00
Saskatchewan
Vancouver
Sat, Feb 4
22:30:00
Colorado
Las Vegas
WK
11
Fri, Feb 10
19:30:00
Toronto
Georgia
Fri, Feb 10
21:00:00
Saskatchewan
Calgary
Sat, Feb 11
19:00:00
Halifax
Rochester
Sat, Feb 11
19:30:00
Albany
New York
Sat, Feb 11
20:00:00
Vancouver
Panther City
Sat, Feb 11
21:00:00
Colorado
Calgary
WK
12
Fri, Feb 17
22:00:00
Saskatchewan
San Diego
Fri, Feb 17
22:00:00
Calgary
Vancouver
Sat, Feb 18
19:00:00
Georgia
Toronto
Sat, Feb 18
19:00:00
Las Vegas
Albany
Sat, Feb 18
19:30:00
Philadelphia
Buffalo
Sat, Feb 18
20:00:00
Colorado
Panther City
Sun, Feb 19
13:00:00
New York
Halifax
WK
13
Fri, Feb 24
21:00:00
Panther City
Colorado
Fri, Feb 24
22:30:00
Calgary
Las Vegas
Sat, Feb 25
19:00:00
New York
Rochester
Sat, Feb 25
19:00:00
Albany
Georgia
Sat, Feb 25
20:00:00
Vancouver
Saskatchewan
WK
14
Fri, Mar 3
18:30:00
Buffalo
Halifax
Sat, Mar 4
11:30:00
New York
Philadelphia
Sat, Mar 4
16:00:00
Las Vegas
San Diego
Sat, Mar 4
19:00:00
Rochester
Toronto
Sat, Mar 4
19:00:00
Georgia
Albany
Sat, Mar 4
20:00:00
Saskatchewan
Panther City
Mon, Mar 6
19:00:00
Toronto
Philadelphia
WK
15
Fri, Mar 10
19:30:00
Halifax
Buffalo
Fri, Mar 10
21:00:00
Calgary
Colorado
Sat, Mar 11
19:00:00
Albany
Toronto
Sat, Mar 11
19:30:00
Philadelphia
New York
Sat, Mar 11
20:30:00
San Diego
Saskatchewan
Sat, Mar 11
22:30:00
Vancouver
Las Vegas
Sun, Mar 12
16:00:00
Rochester
Georgia
WK
16
Fri, Mar 17
21:00:00
Saskatchewan
Calgary
Fri, Mar 17
22:00:00
San Diego
Vancouver
Sat, Mar 18
11:00:00
Georgia
Philadelphia
Sat, Mar 18
18:00:00
Toronto
Halifax
Sat, Mar 18
19:30:00
Albany
New York
Sat, Mar 18
19:30:00
Colorado
Buffalo
Sat, Mar 18
20:00:00
Las Vegas
Panther City
Sun, Mar 19
15:00:00
Philadelphia
Rochester
WK
17
Fri, Mar 24
20:30:00
San Diego
Panther City
Sat, Mar 25
19:00:00
Toronto
Albany
Sat, Mar 25
19:00:00
Halifax
Philadelphia
Sat, Mar 25
19:30:00
Georgia
New York
Sat, Mar 25
21:30:00
Calgary
Saskatchewan
Sat, Mar 25
22:00:00
Buffalo
San Diego
Sat, Mar 25
22:00:00
Colorado
Vancouver
Sat, Mar 25
22:30:00
Rochester
Las Vegas
WK
18
Fri, Mar 31
20:00:00
New York
Georgia
Fri, Mar 31
21:00:00
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Colorado
Fri, Mar 31
22:00:00
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San Diego
Sat, Apr 1
19:00:00
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Toronto
Sat, Apr 1
20:00:00
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Panther City
Sat, Apr 1
21:30:00
Vancouver
Saskatchewan
Sun, Apr 2
13:00:00
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Halifax
Sun, Apr 2
18:00:00
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Philadelphia
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19
Sat, Apr 8
19:00:00
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Sat, Apr 8
19:00:00
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Sat, Apr 8
21:00:00
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Calgary
Sat, Apr 8
21:00:00
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Sat, Apr 8
22:30:00
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WK
20
Fri, Apr 14
21:00:00
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Fri, Apr 14
21:00:00
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Sat, Apr 15
19:00:00
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Toronto
Sat, Apr 15
19:00:00
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Albany
Sat, Apr 15
19:30:00
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Buffalo
Sat, Apr 15
21:30:00
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Saskatchewan
Sat, Apr 15
22:00:00
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Vancouver
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21
Fri, Apr 21
20:30:00
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Panther City
Sat, Apr 22
18:00:00
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Halifax
Sat, Apr 22
19:00:00
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Rochester
Sat, Apr 22
20:00:00
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Buffalo
Sat, Apr 22
21:30:00
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Saskatchewan
Sat, Apr 22
22:00:00
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San Diego
Sun, Apr 23
15:00:00
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Albany
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22
Sat, Apr 29
19:00:00
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Sat, Apr 29
19:00:00
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Albany
Sat, Apr 29
19:00:00
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Georgia
Sat, Apr 29
22:00:00
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San Diego
Sat, Apr 29
22:00:00
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Sat, Apr 29
22:30:00
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Bandits dominate Black Wolves

Buffalo gets goals from 10 different players in 20-7 win on the road

It has been a strange season for the New England Black Wolves to this point, and Friday night’s home matchup with the Buffalo Bandits was just another puzzling chapter for New England.

 

The National Lacrosse League’s East Division is as tight as it can possibly be with first and last place being separated by only one game coming into the night. First place was New England, and last was Buffalo. With that said, this was the midway point of a very important five game stretch for New England against teams from the East. They had just split a home-and-home with Toronto and they knew what had to be done with Buffalo coming to town.

 

The Bandits came into the game on a four game losing streak where they had been outscored 55-37 and this game could have gone one of two ways for Buffalo. Either they would continue to struggle or they would snap out of it. They did the latter, and they did it in a major way, breaking out for a 20-7 victory over the Black Wolves.

 

For the Black Wolves, home field advantage at Mohegan Sun Arena had been key to their success in making the playoffs for each of the last two seasons. This year it has been a different story. After going 11-7 in the previous two seasons, New England is 3-4 at home this year. With Friday night’s defeat at the hands of the Buffalo Bandits, the Black Wolves have now lost their last four home games by a combined score of 71-40.

 

New England’s Stephan Leblanc got the scoring started just over a minute into the game but Vaughn Harris answered for Buffalo only seven seconds later. Those seven seconds would be the only time that the Black Wolves led in this game. Former Bandit Callum Crawford briefly tied the game at 2-2 half way through the 1st quarter but that is when Buffalo’s offense came to life and broke this game wide open.

 

Buffalo’s Mitch Jones went on a tear for almost eight minutes when he scored four straight goals to put Buffalo in complete control at 7-2. Harris added another late goal to give the Bandits a commanding 8-2 lead going into the halftime break.

 

Looking for a spark to start their offense, Leblanc started the second half similar to the way he started the game by scoring 25 seconds in. Colton Watkinson added another goal for the Black Wolves who looked to be starting a run that could get them back in the game. Buffalo had different plans as they quickly overwhelmed New England and took back control.

 

The Bandits then started an unbelievable 11-0 run that stopped the Black Wolves in their tracks. Jones ended the contest with a game-high six goals while Dhane Smith (2G, 7A) and Harris (4G, 4A) led the way with nine and eight points, respectively. Adding to the sting of defeat for the Black Wolves, former captain Shawn Evans added a goal and five assists in his first game against New England since being traded for Crawford on February 28th. Evans also had a game-high 12 shots.

 

The silver lining for New England was that Leblanc and Kevin Crowley continued their strong play on the offensive side of the floor. Leblanc picked up two goals and an assist while Crowley had a hat trick for the fifth time in his last six games. Crowley also extended his goal scoring streak to 31 consecutive games. Former Bandit, Crawford added a goal and two assists against his former club.

 

Buffalo was 7-for-9 on the power play while New England was 0-for-4. The Black Wolves are last in the league with only nine power play goals on the season. However, that stat does not tell the full story because coming into the game the Black Wolves have only had 21 power plays and scored on nearly 43 percent of their man advantages. The Black Wolves are last in the NLL averaging only 1.9 power plays per game, coming in. The one-win Vancouver Stealth has the next least with an average of 3.3 power plays per game and 17 goals with the man advantage.

 

It will be a quick turnaround for the Black Wolves as they travel to Georgia to face the Swarm in another East Division matchup on Saturday night. It will be the first time this season that New England plays on back-to-back days. The Black Wolves will be back home at Mohegan Sun Arena on April 8th when they face the Calgary Roughnecks for an afternoon matinee.

 

 

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