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Fri, Dec 2
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18
Sat, Dec 3
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19
Sat, Dec 3
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15
New York
14
Sat, Dec 3
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11
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10
Sat, Dec 3
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16
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11
Sat, Dec 3
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6
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18
WK
2
Fri, Dec 9
20:30:00
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Panther City
Fri, Dec 9
22:00:00
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San Diego
Sat, Dec 10
19:00:00
Toronto
Rochester
Sat, Dec 10
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
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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
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
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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
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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
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
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22:00:00
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San Diego
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20:00:00
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Panther City
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21:30:00
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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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Rochester
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
Vancouver
Colorado
Sat, Apr 8
22:30:00
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Las Vegas
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20
Fri, Apr 14
21:00:00
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Calgary
Fri, Apr 14
21:00:00
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Colorado
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19:00:00
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Toronto
Sat, Apr 15
19:00:00
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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
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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Goaltender Battle Results In 10-8 Swarm Victory

Swarm earn sixth win as Black Wolves fall to .500

Swarm goaltender Mike Poulin and Black Wolves goaltender Alex Buque put on clinics Friday night in Infinite Energy Arena, but Poulin emerged the victor as the Georgia Swarm (6-2) took the season series against the New England Black Wolves (3-3) with a 10-8 home win.

“I thought it was a relatively even game,” Black Wolves head coach Glenn Clark said. Obviously, you’re never happy when you lose, but I thought we played well. With a couple of breaks one way or the other, it could have been a different outcome.”

“New England’s well coached,” Swarm head coach Ed Comeau said. “They’ve got some really good players, dynamic players down there. Every game we’ve played this year has been kind of a nail biter, and from what I’ve seen, I don’t think that’s going to change going forward.”

Once again, Lyle Thompson helped lead the charge as the Swarm celebrated School Spirit Night. He finished the night with seven points (3G, 4A) to tie for the team lead with Randy Staats. Both sit at 45 points, Lyle with 23 goals and 22 assists and Staats with 15 goals and 30 assists.

“We (Staats and I) work well together,” Lyle said. “We’ve played together for a long time, and our pick and roll game – we’ve played together long enough and especially with the Swarm that we understand each other’s game. We understand each other’s strengths, and he can bury the ball, and it’s easy to give him the ball and get an assist without really doing too much work. That’s a huge part of it.”

The Swarm took a while to heat up in the first quarter. The Black Wolves scored the first two goals of the contest before Shayne Jackson and Jordan MacIntosh tied things up. Then Chad Tutton made the play of the game, using aggressive defense to cause a turnover and making a long-distance shot for the empty net goal. The Swarm were up 3-2 at the end of the first quarter.

The defensive battle escalated in the second quarter. Staats made an over-the-shoulder pass to an open Lyle for the Swarm’s lone goal, and Callum Crawford rushed his way into the Swarm defense to score stickside. When both teams went to their locker rooms, the Swarm were still up, 4-3.

Poulin and Buque continued to stand on their heads into the third quarter. Dereck Downs scored unassisted within the first 14 seconds of the quarter, followed closely by Crawford’s hat trick. Lyle then scored unassisted, and Staats capped the quarter’s scoring with a farside bouncer after receiving a behind-the-back feed from Lyle. Georgia had a 6-5 lead with 15 minutes left in the game.

The Black Wolves tied things up thanks to Tyler Digby before the Swarm went on their second three-goal run of the night. Holden Cattoni scored an extra attacker goal, followed by a twister shot from Jerome Thompson, and capped with another Lyle to Staats goal.

Now up 9-6, the Swarm were trying to kill the clock. Reilly O’Connor would put the Black Wolves back within a goal thanks to back-to-back goals. Lyle used his hat trick to widen the lead back to two with 4:30 min. left.

A brawl broke out with 3:06 min. left. Staats was assessed with double minors and went to the penalty box with Zed Williams and John Ranagan. Brett Manney and Joel Coyle went to the box for New England. On the penalty kill, the Swarm ran out the two minutes, and spent the rest of the game killing the clock for their sixth win of the season, a 10-8 season series win against the Black Wolves.

“I think when you see a team three times really early – we’ve played eight games; we’ve seen them three times – you’re going to get a little bad blood going between the two of you,” Poulin said. “The chippiness was both ways. I thought the refs lets us play, let us play hard. It’s just one of those things that I think in a physical sport that might happen. We need to be smarter than that.”

O’Connor led the Black Wolves with six points (3G, 3A), followed by Crawford with five points (3G, 2A). Buque missed all but a second of the game and made 41 saves on 50 SOG, an .820 SV%.

“They (the Swarm) have a lot of really good shooters,” Clark said about Buque’s play against the Swarm. “He (Buque) plays his angles well, he fills a lot of the net, and he’s pretty patient back there. He’s not very jumpy, so he stays in position well, and he’s strong on his stick when they try to go low, and he makes a lot of good saves around his feet. He’s just good positionally, and he’s an experienced guy. He understands how to position himself, how to set shooters up, and he’s been doing a good job.”

After Lyle’s seven points, Cattoni (1G, 3A) and Staats (2G, 2A) both recorded four points. Poulin faced 46 SOG and saved 38 of them to finish the night with an .826 SV%.

“Mike’s been awesome this year,” Comeau said. “I think our defense has been really good, and Mike Poulin’s a huge part of that. The great thing about a goalie is being able to kind of bail you out when you have a defensive miscue, and he’s done that a lot for us. We’ve got some young guys back there that make some mistakes defensively, but Mike’s been answering the bell and making those big saves. From what I’ve seen, he’s been the best and most consistent goalie in the league this year and a huge part of our success.”

The Swarm do not get to enjoy Friday’s victory for long. The team travels to New York to face the Rochester Knighthawks (2-4). The Knighthawks are returning to Blue Cross Arena for their second game of the weekend after dropping Friday’s contest in overtime to the Philadelphia Wings. Faceoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET.

“We’re going to go there tomorrow with urgency, but we’re going to play with confidence, and that’s a big factor for us,” Comeau said.

The Black Wolves return home to Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday, Feb. 9 to take on the Rochester Knighthawks. Faceoff is set for 7:00 p.m. ET.

Fans can catch both games on the B/R Live app available through iTunes, Google Play, Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fire.

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