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Sat, Dec 3
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Sat, Dec 3
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15
New York
14
Sat, Dec 3
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11
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Sat, Dec 3
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16
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11
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18
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20:30:00
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Fri, Dec 9
22:00:00
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Sat, Dec 10
19:00:00
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Rochester
Sat, Dec 10
21:30:00
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WK
3
Fri, Dec 16
22:00:00
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Vancouver
Fri, Dec 16
22:30:00
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Las Vegas
Sat, Dec 17
19:00:00
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Toronto
Sat, Dec 17
19:00:00
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Albany
Sat, Dec 17
19:00:00
Philadelphia
Georgia
Sat, Dec 17
19:30:00
Halifax
New York
Sat, Dec 17
20:00:00
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Panther City
WK
5
Fri, Dec 30
19:30:00
Halifax
Buffalo
Fri, Dec 30
21:00:00
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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
Georgia
Halifax
Sun, Apr 2
18:00:00
Rochester
Philadelphia
WK
19
Sat, Apr 8
19:00:00
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Rochester
Sat, Apr 8
19:00:00
Saskatchewan
Georgia
Sat, Apr 8
21:00:00
Panther City
Calgary
Sat, Apr 8
21:00:00
Vancouver
Colorado
Sat, Apr 8
22:30:00
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Las Vegas
WK
20
Fri, Apr 14
21:00:00
Las Vegas
Calgary
Fri, Apr 14
21:00:00
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Colorado
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
Halifax
Saskatchewan
Sat, Apr 15
22:00:00
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Vancouver
WK
21
Fri, Apr 21
20:30:00
Calgary
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
WK
22
Sat, Apr 29
19:00:00
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Rochester
Sat, Apr 29
19:00:00
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Albany
Sat, Apr 29
19:00:00
Halifax
Georgia
Sat, Apr 29
22:00:00
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San Diego
Sat, Apr 29
22:00:00
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Vancouver
Sat, Apr 29
22:30:00
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Brandon Slade’s Big Night Gives Rock Win Over Buffalo

The Toronto Rock and Buffalo Bandits entertained fans with some bonus lacrosse on Friday night at Scotiabank Arena as 60 minutes wasn’t enough to decide a winner between the rivals.

But it didn’t take much longer than 60 minutes – Brandon Slade beat Matt Vinc with the OT winner just 1:08 into the extra period to give the Rock a 12-11 win.

It was Slade’s second goal of the game after he tied the game at 11 with 3:30 to go in regulation.

“Honestly I was just kinda gassed out there,” Slade said post-game. “The boys were going hard and battling all game. We knew we needed this one. I kinda blacked out [after I scored].”

This was Slade’s first two-goal game in the NLL. Though he started as a defenseman with the Rock, the offensive prowess he’s shown over the season prompted head coach Matt Sawyer to move him up, where he does have quite a bit of experience. He’s collected 10 goals this season, none bigger than his two tonight.

“Brandon’s had a lot of big game experience,” Sawyer said. “He played all summer with the Oakville Rock on the left side. He’s someone that… we have a soft spot for. He is somebody that has made himself into what he is.”

The win moves Toronto just a game and a half back of both Georgia and Buffalo for top spot in the East Division. Toronto has a game in hand on both teams, although they will face the Rochester Knighthawks tonight at Blue Cross Arena.

“We’re hoping to still move up in the standings and we had no opportunity without a win [Friday],” Sawyer said. “Rochester still has an opportunity to (make playoffs); mathematically they could still catch New England. I’m sure we’ll get their best and it’s always a tough place to play.”

Corey Small opened the scoring 24 seconds into the game to give the Bandits a 1-0 lead. That held until Johnny Powless scored on a power play at 7:36. Buffalo came back with goals from Dhane Smith and Kevin Brownell then scored to give Buffalo the 3-1 lead, but Toronto didn’t stay down long. Adam Jones’ return to the Rock’s left side meant the ball was flying between their forwards. Jones passed the ball to both Dan Lintner and Rob Hellyer to tie the game 3-3 after the first.

Jones scored a classic overhand shot from the left side to give Toronto its first lead 3:35 into the second. Small replied with his second of the game but Hellyer pumped out two more for a 6-4 lead at halftime. Tom Schreiber made a behind-the-back pass to Hellyer who lobbed in an underhand shot, and then Hellyer picked a corner shorthanded for the two-goal lead.

Rock goaltender Nick Rose held the Bandits to four goals in the first half, but his counterpart in the Bandits’ net, six-time NLL goaltender of the year Matt Vinc, was just as good in holding the Rock to six.

Rose wasn’t surprised that the game came down to the last shot, and said he could have predicted a close game.

“Two evenly matched teams. Two of the top teams in our division. That’s how it usually goes when you’re playing Vinc,” Rose said. “He’s pretty well the best goaltender in the world so you know you have to be on top of your game. It was a good back-and-forth battle but I’m glad my team came out on top.”

Each goaltender made 40 saves during the game.

Coming out of the half, the Rock intended to keep the pressure on, but instead it was the Bandits who came out on fire with a four-goal run to take an 8-6 lead by the 9:26 mark, with Dhane Smith and Chris Cloutier each tallying twice.

Powless and Jones each scored their second goals of the game to tie the game at eight after three quarters.

“[Buffalo’s] the deepest team in the league [with goal scoring]. I think they had five guys over 20 goals coming into tonight and Dhane’s always a handful,” Sawyer said. “It was good to see us not get too discouraged in that situation and find a way to claw our way back.”

The fourth quarter had fans on their feet in the playoff-like atmosphere. Smith and Dan Craig traded early goals for a 9-9 tie. Smith’s fifth goal of the game came as he wove through Rock defenders to beat Rose at the four-minute mark. Bandits’ captain Steve Priolo added what he probably thought was insurance with a transition goal at 8:53.

Slade said the Rock coaching staff is always preaching that the players keep an even keel.

“This game is a game of runs, so we just knew we had to stick with it… if we stay composed things will work out in our favour,” Slade said.

And they did work out in the Rock’s favour, as Hellyer’s hat trick goal got them back within one goal as he let a shot go up the middle through traffic at 10:31. Fifty-nine seconds later Scotiabank Arena was rocking as Slade took advantage of an out of position Shawn Evans stuck on defense. Slade wove right past Matt Spanger and then Evans to get to the net for the game-tying goal.

“They had an offensive guy there [and Dan Craig and I] had a two-man game there so I just thought I’d try them and take it to the net and it worked out.”

Rose made a big save off Dhane Smith to start the overtime period.

The Rock are right back in action tonight at 7 p.m. against the Knighthawks. Next Friday they are back at home to host the New England Black Wolves. Then they have a bye week before finishing the regular season with a visit to the Vancouver Warriors on April 26th.

 

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