Colorado Mammoth Win 2022 NLL Cup Game Recap

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PLAYOFFS
WK
1
Fri, May 6
FINAL/OT
Thunderbirds
13
Rock
14
Fri, May 6
FINAL
Mammoth
16
Roughnecks
12
Sat, May 7
FINAL
FireWolves
5
Bandits
10
Sat, May 7
FINAL
Wings
8
Seals
9
PLAYOFFS
WK
2
Fri, May 13
FINAL
Mammoth
14
Seals
12
Sun, May 15
FINAL
Rock
17
Bandits
18
PLAYOFFS
WK
3
Sat, May 21
FINAL
Bandits
10
Rock
9
Sat, May 21
FINAL/OT
Seals
11
Mammoth
10
PLAYOFFS
WK
4
Sat, May 28
FINAL
Mammoth
15
Seals
13
PLAYOFFS
WK
5
Sat, Jun 4
FINAL
Mammoth
14
Bandits
15
PLAYOFFS
WK
6
Sat, Jun 11
FINAL
Bandits
8
Mammoth
11
PLAYOFFS
WK
7
Sat, Jun 18
FINAL
Mammoth
10
Bandits
8
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Lowering The Boom: Rock Blast Knighthawks, 17-6

Great goaltending, dynamic defense and superior scoring were the difference in the Toronto Rock’s (2-6) 17-6 win over the Rochester Knighthawks (3-4) on Saturday night at Air Canada Centre on Canadian Night in front of over 10,000 fans.

“As I’ve said before, it’s a big hole and it would be nice to have a couple more wins on that side of the ledger, but that’s as consistent of a game as we’ve played,” said Rock head coach John Lovell. “That’s what we’ve been looking for, just a consistent effort.”

The Rock came out of the gate looking like world-beaters, building a 7-1 lead after the opening 15 minutes.  Josh Sanderson scored a pair and seems to have been the spark the offence was looking for, as the forward group has been producing very well over the last three games with the veteran in the lineup.

Kasey Beirnes was doing his part as well, burying 4 goals before the half was over.  Toronto’s lead at the half was 11-2 and they were showing no signs of slowing down.  While the offence was a big story, so was the goaltending of Nick Rose in the Toronto net, making 29 saves on 31 shots on goal.

The offence cooled off a little in the third quarter, but Kasey Beirnes didn’t, adding his fifth goal of the game.   Toronto stretched their lead to 10 goals after three quarters, leading 13-3, heading for home.

The Rock offence got oiled up again in fourth quarter, scoring four more times en route to the win.  Beirnes ‘rocked the six’ on his own with another tally, his sixth of the game, in the final quarter.

Rock goal scorers were Beirnes with a sock-trick (6 goals) and Hellyer, Leblanc and Sanderson each had hat-tricks.  Singles came from Colin Doyle and Dan Lintner. Overall, the point parade was led by Hellyer who added 8 assists to his 3 goals for an 11-point game, his third 10-plus point game of the season.

“It’s not what I expected tonight to be honest,” explained Beirnes of his 6-goal performance.  “I was struggling to hit the net this morning in shoot around but when luck is on your side, it’s amazing what happens.”

Three Stars of the Game:

1) Nick Rose
2) Kasey Beirnes
3) Stephan Leblanc

Story by TorontoRock.com. Photo by Graig Abel.

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