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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
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14
Sat, Dec 3
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11
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10
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16
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11
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18
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2
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20:30:00
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Fri, Dec 9
22:00:00
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Sat, Dec 10
19:00:00
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Rochester
Sat, Dec 10
21:30:00
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WK
3
Fri, Dec 16
22:00:00
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Vancouver
Fri, Dec 16
22:30:00
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Sat, Dec 17
19:00:00
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Sat, Dec 17
19:00:00
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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
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
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Calgary
Fri, Mar 17
22:00:00
San Diego
Vancouver
Sat, Mar 18
11:00:00
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Philadelphia
Sat, Mar 18
18:00:00
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Halifax
Sat, Mar 18
19:30:00
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Sat, Mar 18
19:30:00
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Buffalo
Sat, Mar 18
20:00:00
Las Vegas
Panther City
Sun, Mar 19
15:00:00
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Rochester
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17
Fri, Mar 24
20:30:00
San Diego
Panther City
Sat, Mar 25
19:00:00
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Sat, Mar 25
19:00:00
Halifax
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Sat, Mar 25
19:30:00
Georgia
New York
Sat, Mar 25
21:30:00
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Saskatchewan
Sat, Mar 25
22:00:00
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San Diego
Sat, Mar 25
22:00:00
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Vancouver
Sat, Mar 25
22:30:00
Rochester
Las Vegas
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18
Fri, Mar 31
20:00:00
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Fri, Mar 31
21:00:00
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22:00:00
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Saskatchewan
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13:00:00
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18:00:00
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19
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19:00:00
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Sat, Apr 8
19:00:00
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Sat, Apr 8
21:00:00
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Sat, Apr 8
21:00:00
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Sat, Apr 8
22:30:00
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20
Fri, Apr 14
21:00:00
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Fri, Apr 14
21:00:00
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19:00:00
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Sat, Apr 15
19:00:00
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19:30:00
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21:30:00
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Sat, Apr 15
22:00:00
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21
Fri, Apr 21
20:30:00
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Panther City
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18:00:00
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Sat, Apr 22
19:00:00
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Sat, Apr 22
20:00:00
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21:30:00
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Sat, Apr 22
22:00:00
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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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19:00:00
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Georgia
Sat, Apr 29
22:00:00
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San Diego
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22:00:00
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22:30:00
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New England Keeps Rolling With Overtime Win

By Ray Lilley / NLL.com Correspondent

Photo Credit: Kohi Ton

After picking up their first win last Saturday the New England Black Wolves wanted to carry the momentum into Friday night’s game against Rochester. In a rematch of New England’s season opener, the Black Wolves were hoping to avenge the loss that started their early season troubles.

Now with a win under their belts the Black Wolves looked like the team that we all expected them to be at the start of the season. Setting their sights back on their lofty preseason goals, New England came out flying against a Rochester team that earlier in the day released the bad news of a season ending injury to Cody Jamieson who is 3rd on their all-time points list.

Rochester (2-3) got on the board first but left their goaltender, Matt Vinc in charge of keeping it that way as New England (2-3) threw everything at him in the first half. Vinc stopped 26 of 30 shots in the first half and even with a 4-1 deficit it could have been much worse had it not been for his strong play in net. Vinc had 47 saves in total and was the main reason why the Knighthawks even had a chance in this game.

Unlikely names scored early for New England as their top goal scorers struggled to get the ball past Vinc. As the clock ran down in the first quarter, the Black Wolves defense made a play and transitioned into the Black Wolves offense down the other end. Zac Reid found former Knighthawk, Derek Searle who was finally able to put one past Vinc with 31.6 seconds remaining in the opening quarter.

Searle played four games for Rochester in 2016 before an injury caused him to miss the remainder of the season and the first three games this season for New England. His tally to open the scoring for New England was his first National Lacrosse League goal.

The goal from Searle seemed to give the Black Wolves a boost along with a great sequence where Evan Kirk stood tall in goal at the start of the second quarter. Rochester, who had a good transition game flipped the field and went hard towards Kirk’s end. Kirk stopped the first shot in transition and had to pop right back up to stonewall the rebound from a trailing Knighthawk.

The Black Wolves defense sent the ball back the other way and was able to capitalize on their own transition when Seth Oakes drove through the middle and powered a shot past Vinc for a 2-1 Black Wolves lead.

Less than a minute later Kevin Buchanan finished on a similar play as he broke through the line of defenders and buried a goal to give the Black Wolves a two goal lead. Then with just over a minute left New England’s captain, Shawn Evans put the exclamation point on a dominating first half. Speeding through the offensive zone Evans moved across the top of the crease and finished with a nifty behind the back goal that beat Zinc up high.

Zinc stoned the Black Wolves offense looking very good on the low shots but New England seemed to change up their game plan as they started shooting high in the second quarter.

The two East Division squads traded goals a couple times early in the second half before New England looked to take complete control half way through the third quarter. With a 7-3 lead already, Kevin Crowley worked to get control along the boards before powering through Rochester defender Ian Llord and beating Vinc with a high lazer.

New England’s Pat Saunders put them on top 8-3 off another behind the back play, from Evans. This time it was a pass back towards the front of the net that found Saunders for his ninth goal of the season.

Just about a minute later Dan Ball took a slashing penalty that gave Rochester a power play which helped them turn the game around.

Kyle Jackson, the Knighthawks leading scorer, beat Kirk just 23 seconds into the power play and then added another after Stephen Keogh tallied for Rochester. All of a sudden, an 8-3 Black Wolves lead with 4:14 left in the third quarter was only an 8-6 lead at the start of the fourth.

Rochester’s Cory Vitarelli put another one past Kirk early in the fourth quarter and quickly it was a one goal game.

Keogh, who had a solid game up front for Rochester, was able to outmuscle New England’s Ball and tie the game with just over 11 minutes to go in the game. New England’s five goal lead was now gone and you could feel the tension in Mohegan Sun Arena as the game clock ticked down.

But with 3:31 remaining Chad Culp was able to find a rebound in front of Vinc and slide it past him for the go ahead goal.

With the goalie pulled Rochester drew up and executed a perfect set play that found Joe Resetartis moving towards the boards and firing a bullet high to Kirk’s left side to tie the game with 38.9 seconds left.

This could have taken the air right out of the Black Wolves’ sails but just like after losing the five goal lead, they kept flying and found a way to win.

About two minutes into overtime another Evans behind the back pass found Culp in front of the net as he buried his second of the night to send the Mohegan Sun crowd home happy.

Evans finished the game with two goals and four assists to lead a resurgent Black Wolves offense that also saw Culp and Crowley pop in two goals. Kirk continued his steady play stopping 46 of 55 shots on the night.

Next weekend, New England will travel back to Georgia looking to do what they did to Rochester and get even.

 

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