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WK
1
Fri, Dec 2
FINAL
Philadelphia
8
Halifax
18
Sat, Dec 3
FINAL
Vancouver
8
Toronto
19
Sat, Dec 3
FINAL
San Diego
15
New York
14
Sat, Dec 3
FINAL
Albany
11
Buffalo
10
Sat, Dec 3
FINAL
Rochester
16
Georgia
11
Sat, Dec 3
FINAL
Colorado
6
Saskatchewan
18
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
Calgary
Colorado
Sat, Jan 7
22:00:00
Vancouver
San Diego
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
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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Lead The Pack: Black Wolves Fight Off Rock In Ot, 17-16

The New England Black Wolves (4-2) kept a lock on a share of first place in the East Division with a 17-16 overtime home win over the Toronto Rock (0-6) on Sunday afternoon at Mohegan Sun Arena. While the return of Josh Sanderson gave the Rock’s offense new life, strong defense and great ball movement on offense sealed the deal for the Black Wolves. The rivalry between the pack and the Buffalo Bandits (4-2) is heating up as the teams fight for sole possession of first place with playoffs down the line.

“Everyone was saying [Toronto’s] 0-5, but that’s not what they are,” said Black Wolves head coach Glenn Clark. “That’s essentially the same offense that went 14-4 last year and pretty much the same team. I know they’re good, I know the personnel there, and I know they’re dangerous. I didn’t expect to finish like that, but I thought it was going to be a tight game all the way. I told these guys it’s going to be a battle of attrition, and it’s going to be ‘last goal wins.’ It really turned out to be.”

“Another tough loss, not the start we expected,” said Rock head coach John Lovell. “To be honest, we haven’t played well enough for the full 60 minutes to win games. I think tonight was another example, we did a lot of great things, but we also did things that shot us in the foot whether it’s bad penalties here or there or an unfortunate call against us. This game, we weathered a lot of runs against us and hung in there and gave ourselves a chance. We should’ve won that game before it went into overtime.”

“I think it was a good win, but I think we outplayed them the entire game,” stated Black Wolves forward Shawn Evans. We had runs we should’ve stopped for them, I think after the first half it should’ve been 8-4. Overall we had no quit; this team didn’t quit. We bared down and got the job done. It wasn’t the way we wanted to get it done, but we got it done.”

Tensions ran high throughout the game, with moments of pushing and shoving with each goal or foul. The referees seemed to sense the tone and maintained a very clean, tight game. Many of the calls were booed by fans, but overall there was a general balance of penalty minutes for each side. The game was close and both teams played extremely well, regardless of the result. However, the final eighteen seconds proved to be the turning point of the game, as Shawn Evans tied the game at 16 and sent the game into sudden death. 

“We pulled the goalie, it worked out, we got the ball, and we got the time out and I turned it over to Tracey [Kelusky] and the offense and became a fan,” Clark stated. “A few people were looking like ‘what are you doing?’ when we pulled the goalie, but my mindset was if we don’t get the ball the game is over.”

“It was just one of those things,” Evans said. “Eighteen seconds left in the game, the ball got on my stick, [Kevin] Crowley set a great pick, and guys were moving. I put an underhanded shot on the far side and it bounced right over [Brandon] Miller’s glove. He’s a good goalie; thank God it went in and right now we’re on the other side of things.”

“He’s so dynamic, he just gets it done,” Clark added. “It’s a little unorthodox, it’s a little unscripted at times, but you let the horses run a little bit because they are that dynamic and they can do stuff like that. I don’t know how he does it, I couldn’t do it when I was a player, but he does it.”

For the Rock, the offense finally seemed to come together with Sanderson helping to pass the ball around, but it was more a game of catch-up than anything else. Goalkeeper Brandon Miller had 41 saves on 58 shots, and the defense was very physical when going one-on-one with Shawn Evans and Kevin Buchanan. Forward Stephan Leblanc led the team with four goals and four assists, while Rob Hellyer collected three goals and six assists and Brett Hickey had three goals and one assist. Sanderson added one goal and two assists in his season debut.

“Their offense was good,” Clark said. “We had a couple of breakdowns, a few mistakes we need to correct, but they make you make some of those mistakes. I knew it was going to be tough, they’re a good team with a bad record.”

The Black Wolves offense got started early with a goal less than two minutes into the game. The pack scored well in transition and had three power play goals, while the defense worked hard to keep the Rock at bay offensively. Goalkeeper Evan Kirk continued to prove why he is the best in the league, finishing the game with 38 saves on 54 shots. Shawn Evans led the way with six goals and six assists, while Kevin Crowley collected four goals and two assists and Pat Saunders had four goals and two assists. New acquisition Jordan Hall added one goal and three assists in his debut.

Evans’ 12 points in tonight’s game gives him 830 points in his career, passing Black Wolves offensive coordinator Tracey Kelusky for 12th all-time. Also, his six goals tonight give him 299 in his career, passing Dan Teat for 22nd on the all-time list. 

“Every team is good in this league,” Evans stated. “We just have to make sure we have chances to win games, we come to play and stay focused. We’re just trying to set ourselves up in a good spot to make playoffs. This team hasn’t made playoffs yet, and that’s what we’re trying to build on, that’s what we’re trying to do.”

Three Stars of the Game:

1) Shawn Evans
2) Stephan Leblanc
3) Kevin Crowley

The New England Black Wolves return to action on February 28 against the Georgia Swarm (3-4) at Mohegan Sun Arena at 3 p.m. ET. The Toronto Rock return to action February 19 against the Buffalo Bandits (4-2) at 8:00 p.m. ET. 

By Alyssa McLaughlin for NLL.com. Photo by Khoi Ton.

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