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WK
1
Fri, Dec 2
FINAL
Philadelphia
8
Halifax
18
Q3
06:03
Vancouver
4
Toronto
14
Sat, Dec 3
19:30:00
San Diego
New York
Sat, Dec 3
19:30:00
Albany
Buffalo
Sat, Dec 3
20:00:00
Rochester
Georgia
Sat, Dec 3
20:30:00
Colorado
Saskatchewan
WK
2
Fri, Dec 9
20:30:00
Las Vegas
Panther City
Fri, Dec 9
22:00:00
Saskatchewan
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
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
Fri, Mar 3
21:00:00
Las Vegas
San Diego
Sat, Mar 4
11:30:00
New York
Philadelphia
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
Las Vegas
Colorado
Fri, Mar 31
22:00:00
Calgary
San Diego
Sat, Apr 1
19:00:00
Buffalo
Toronto
Sat, Apr 1
20:00:00
Albany
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
Albany
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
San Diego
Las Vegas
WK
20
Fri, Apr 14
21:00:00
Las Vegas
Calgary
Fri, Apr 14
21:00:00
San Diego
Colorado
Sat, Apr 15
19:00:00
Philadelphia
Toronto
Sat, Apr 15
19:00:00
Georgia
Albany
Sat, Apr 15
19:30:00
New York
Buffalo
Sat, Apr 15
21:30:00
Halifax
Saskatchewan
Sat, Apr 15
22:00:00
Panther City
Vancouver
WK
21
Fri, Apr 21
20:30:00
Calgary
Panther City
Sat, Apr 22
18:00:00
New York
Halifax
Sat, Apr 22
19:00:00
Georgia
Rochester
Sat, Apr 22
20:00:00
Toronto
Buffalo
Sat, Apr 22
21:30:00
Colorado
Saskatchewan
Sat, Apr 22
22:00:00
Las Vegas
San Diego
Sun, Apr 23
15:00:00
Philadelphia
Albany
WK
22
Sat, Apr 29
19:00:00
Philadelphia
Rochester
Sat, Apr 29
19:00:00
Buffalo
Albany
Sat, Apr 29
19:00:00
Halifax
Georgia
Sat, Apr 29
22:00:00
Colorado
San Diego
Sat, Apr 29
22:00:00
New York
Vancouver
Sat, Apr 29
22:30:00
Saskatchewan
Las Vegas
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Lacrosse Out In Denver: Knighthawks At Mammoth

The Rochester Knighthawks (10-4) travel to Denver for a rematch with the Colorado Mammoth (8-7) at Pepsi Center on Friday at 9 p.m. ET. The game will be on WatchESPN in the U.S. and TSN GO in Canada. The two teams faced off last week at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester where the Knighthawks emerged with a dominating 14-5 win.

“I think last week we were good everywhere,” said Knighthawks head coach Mike Hasen. “The defense comes from a lot of hard work but also comes from our offensive guys buying in and getting off the floor to allow us to play five-on-five and they did that in spades last week. We feed off each other. One guy is doing well, then the rest of us follow suit. Stevie [Keogh] was having a dynamite night as well.”

“We pride ourselves on being a defensive-minded team,” said Knighthawks forward Dan Dawson. “We said it from the get-go, it’s the backbone of our organization. When you have total faith in what they do back there, it means sometimes we don’t take that shot with five seconds left in the shot-clock. We dump it into the corner because we know they’ll be able to do their job. We’re pretty blessed to have some good goaltending and defense.”

Now the Knighthawks go from dominating the Mammoth in the friendly confines of the BCA to entering the Pepsi Center for the rematch, looking for a win to clinch at least one home playoff game.

“Moving into this week, we were in the position not too long ago Colorado was,” Hasen said. “Going into their building is a totally different atmosphere, a totally different place. They’re going to be at their best. We need to be better this week.”

The combination of a prideful team getting dominated and getting a rematch in their own barn means the Knighthawks are certain to have their hands full with the Mammoth’s intensity and trying to match it.

“It’s something we’re going to have to do, number one,” Hasen said. “I think the lessons we’ve learned a couple weeks ago from our Edmonton game, our debacle, we’re going to be prepared for what they’re going to bring. Going to that building, it’s always a great place, always a great atmosphere to play in front of. They’ve got a whole lot of screaming fans there… We’ll be ready.”

Friday night is the first game of a two-game West Coast swing for the Knighthawks. Back-to-backs happen in the NLL and it can be a good thing for a team.

“It’s good being on the road here for quite a few days with these guys,” Hasen said. “Just all being in the same place, doing the same thing. Just working together as a group trying to get everywhere. It’s good that way. We’re all looking forward to it.”

For the Mammoth, “ugly” sums up the team’s performance in Rochester last week, and that’s putting it lightly. While the first quarter seemed competitive between both squads, the remaining 45 minutes of game time seemed to last an eternity for the Mammoth before the final horn signaled a 14-5 loss on the scoreboard.

John Grant, Jr. couldn’t agree more, who quickly addressed the elephant in the locker room earlier this week, as well as addressing how important it will be to rebound this weekend, beginning with the three-time defending champions.

“I thought we played pretty horrifically last week and we don’t want to continue down that path,” he said. “We have to come and play, [and] focus on being better at both ends. We have to play better lacrosse.“

Colorado’s five-goal game ranked among the lowest outputs in franchise history. The last time the Mammoth did so was in 2010, when they scored five in back-to-back weeks.

“As good as they were in every area of the game it felt like we were bad in every area of the game,” said Mammoth coach Pat Coyle. “The only good thing about last week was that we get to play these guys right away again, and try and do better than last week. It’s hard to think that we could play that bad again.”

And with two games against the first place Edmonton Rush awaiting Colorado to end the regular season, the stakes will remain high til the final buzzer.

It makes Colorado’s goal this weekend simple though: compete at a harder level.

“Going into the playoffs with confidence is something that’s very crucial in our league, especially if you’re in the second or third spot and have to play the one-game elimination,” Grant added.

A silver lining in Colorado’s loss however was the return of goaltender Dillon Ward, who was added to the active roster from the IR list prior to the game last week. With a back-to-back weekend however, it is unknown if Ward will start both games, or split time between youngster Alex Buque.

Both teams will hit the road right after the game for matchups on Saturday with Rochester headed to B.C. to face off with the Vancouver Stealth at 10 p.m. ET while the Mammoth travel to Alberta to play the Edmonton Rush at 9 p.m. ET.

Story by Jeremy Pike (@KnighthawksBeat) & Nick Salen (@MammothBeat) for NLL.com. Photo by Micheline Veluvolu.

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