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Fri, Dec 2
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Philadelphia
8
Halifax
18
Sat, Dec 3
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Vancouver
8
Toronto
19
Sat, Dec 3
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San Diego
15
New York
14
Sat, Dec 3
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Albany
11
Buffalo
10
Sat, Dec 3
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Rochester
16
Georgia
11
Sat, Dec 3
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Colorado
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Saskatchewan
18
WK
2
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20:30:00
Las Vegas
Panther City
Fri, Dec 9
22:00:00
Saskatchewan
San Diego
Sat, Dec 10
19:00:00
Toronto
Rochester
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21:30:00
Vancouver
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
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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
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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
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22:00:00
Calgary
Colorado
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22:00:00
Vancouver
San Diego
WK
7
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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
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18:30:00
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Halifax
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11:30:00
New York
Philadelphia
Sat, Mar 4
16:00:00
Las Vegas
San Diego
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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
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Halifax
Sat, Mar 18
19:30:00
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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
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Rochester
WK
17
Fri, Mar 24
20:30:00
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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
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Georgia
Fri, Mar 31
21:00:00
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Colorado
Fri, Mar 31
22:00:00
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Halifax
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18:00:00
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Philadelphia
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19
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19:00:00
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Georgia
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21:00:00
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Calgary
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Sat, Apr 8
22:30:00
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Vancouver
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22:00:00
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Buzz In Buffalo: Swarm Visit Bandits

After splitting their home-and-home with the Toronto Rock last week, the Buffalo Bandits (6-6) return to First Niagara Center to take on the Minnesota Swarm (3-7) on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET. The game is available on UniversalSports.com (laptop/desktop) & USN app (mobile/tablet) in the U.S. and TSN GO in Canada.

The Bandits experienced an emotional Week 11 by facing the Rock twice in 24 hours. After winning at home on Friday 15-12, Buffalo headed north of the border where they fell in overtime to the Rock 11-10.

Buffalo emerged victorious 15-12 when they hosted Minnesota in Week 5. Mark Steenhuis tallied seven points (3+4) while Ryan Benesch (3+2) and Jerome Thompson (4+1) each racked up five points. Buffalo will be hoping for a similar result this weekend to improve on their 6-6 record.

“We’re a .500 club right now. We have teams that are chasing us,” said Bandits head coach Troy Cordingley. “They’re going to be bringing their ‘A’ game. It’s an extremely competitive league. We have to be prepared.”

The Bandits skipper also stressed the importance of discipline, and not just in accruing less penalty minutes.

“We talk about discipline, not just with penalties,” said Cordingley. “But being responsible on getting back [to the bench].”

Buffalo is in a place where they control their own playoff destiny. They have a one-game lead on the New England Black Wolves and a two-game lead on the Swarm. Five of the Bandits last six games are against those two teams.

“With the team we have and what we’re capable of, we were hoping to be better than 6-6 after 12 games,” said Bandits assistant coach Dan Teat. “We get to play Minnesota and New England, who are behind us. That’s key, it gives us a chance to stay in our spot. There are no easy games in this league, though.”

“All of the teams in this league are really good, these are big games for us,” said Bandits ageless wonder John Tavares. “It all depends on who shows up, who’s clicking, who’s peaking. We’ve shown a lot of character on our team, if we stay disciplined we’ll end up on top more times than not.”

Saturday night is Native American Night in Banditland and will include traditional music and dance and a $1,000 scholarship to an applicant of Native American descent.

Sitting at the bottom of the standings in the East Division, Minnesota will aim for a comeback in the second half of the season.

Although the Swarm came away with two losses in their back-to-back weekend last week, they demonstrated the dynamic agility of a team preparing to rally. With an inconsistent roster due to injuries, including assistant captain Callum Crawford, who is out with a lower-body injury, Minnesota hopes to go into this weekend renewed and intact.

“We’ve been a little thin up at the front door with some key injuries, so we’re looking to get some players back in the lineup and give us a little boost out the front door,” said Swarm assistant coach Aime Caines. “I think we’re playing a little grittier on defense and we’re going to need to bring that Saturday night in Buffalo.”

Crawford, who has the most goals in Swarm franchise history (142), is day-to-day, but the team hopes to have him back in the lineup for Saturday. Minnesota’s first game last weekend was in front of the home crowd, and was a fight to the end. The Swarm ended up with a close loss of 10-9, but a few more minutes of play could have turned the tables.

A stale second quarter in an otherwise evenly-paced game on Sunday at Colorado ended with a losing score of 12-8, but the Swarm are confident that they’ve identified their challenges and are ready to overcome them.

“The season is relatively long so we’re not hanging our heads, by any means,” said Swarm forward Corbyn Tao. “We know what we have to do in front of us in order to make it to the postseason. So, I think as a unit and a team, we know our challenges and what we have to do. These upcoming games are extremely important for us and our confidence as well.”

Minnesota can be confident in the potential of their team going into this weekend. They are in possession of the NLL Rookie of the Month for February, Miles Thompson. Swarm forward Logan Schuss, who has recorded hat tricks in three of his last five games, is the reigning NLL Rookie of the Year from 2014. And, of course, there’s forward Shayne Jackson, who has a team-high 43 points (17+26) on the season. Assistant captain transition Jordan MacIntosh has 105 loose balls on the season, the second highest in the league so far this year.

But, with standings that are starting to solidify in an aggressive East Division, the Swarm will have to start facing each game like it’s a playoff game. Every game holds implications for Minnesota, and this weekend is no exception.

“We look forward to the challenge,” Caines said. “We’re going to treat this like a playoff game for us so we’ve got to definitely bring our A-game against Buffalo.”

By Steve Bermel (@BanditsBeat) & Maria Jollie (@SwarmBeat) for NLL.com. Photo by Bill Wippert.

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