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Fri, Dec 2
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Halifax
18
Sat, Dec 3
FINAL
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8
Toronto
19
Sat, Dec 3
FINAL
San Diego
15
New York
14
Sat, Dec 3
FINAL
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11
Buffalo
10
Sat, Dec 3
FINAL
Rochester
16
Georgia
11
Sat, Dec 3
FINAL
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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
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
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Toronto
Sat, Apr 1
20:00:00
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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
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Colorado
Sat, Apr 15
19:00:00
Philadelphia
Toronto
Sat, Apr 15
19:00:00
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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
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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
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RECAP: Late Surge Pulls Bandits Ahead of Wings For 3rd Straight Win

Once again, the Buffalo Bandits started fast and got out to an early lead, but it was the 4-0 run to end the game that proved to be the difference Saturday night.

After the Philadelphia Wings tied the game at 10 with just over nine minutes remaining, Shawn Evans scored on a behind-the-back goal to regain the lead for Buffalo. Goals from Dhane Smith, Evans again, and Thomas Hoggarth provided the Bandits the cushion they needed in a 14-10 home victory at KeyBank Center.

The win moves the Bandits to 4-1 on the season, currently tying them for first in the East Division with the Toronto Rock. The loss drops the Wings to 0-5 in their inaugural season in the NLL.

The Bandits were led by Smith with eight points (2+6), Corey Small with six (3+3) and Hoggarth with 4 (2+2). The Bandits have won three in a row and wrap up their four-game homestand with a 3-1 record.

“We found a way to win,” coach John Tavares said. “Last year, we probably would have lost that game in terms of having the bye week and things not going our way, but we found a way to score in the fourth quarter.

“I think we had a great first half, but our guys got comfortable and they [Philadelphia] came out really hard. They made a game of it in the third quarter, but we pulled it together in the fourth and buried our chances.”

In all five of the Bandits games this season, they were the ones that scored first. It’s something that sets the tone for the rest of the game, according to Smith.

“Getting that first one on the board gets everyone up whether it be in the transition game or our offense putting the ball in the net,” Smith said.

In the first quarter, Ian MacKay was set up by a beautiful tip pass by Matthew Bennett that led to a breakaway goal to give the Bandits the early 1-0 lead. Hoggarth continued to add instant offense with his 11th goal of the season and first of the game to make it 2-0.

Ethan O’Connor capitalized on a 2-on-1 opportunity as Buffalo’s lead quickly grew to three. Less than two minutes later, Jordan Durston shot one by Wings goalie Doug Buchan to give the Bandits a 4-0 lead.

The Wings finally found the back of the net, but the ball crossed the goal line after time expired so the goal was disallowed and the Bandits led after the first quarter 4-0.

However, Philadelphia opened up the scoring in the second quarter with a goal by Matt Rambo just 57 seconds into action. Durston added his second goal of the game with a behind-the-back goal in front of the net to make it 5-1 Bandits. Just 17 seconds later, Small expanded the Bandits lead to five.

Buffalo was able to convert on the powerplay with seven minutes left in the half with Small’s second goal of the game and the Bandits were running away from the Wings early with a 7-1 lead.

After two Philadelphia goals, Small was at it again with his third goal of the quarter and he ended up with three of the four Bandits goals in the second. The Wings added a late goal by Crowley, but Buffalo went into the halftime break up 8-4.

Josh Byrne left midway through the game with an injury, but the Bandits focused on a next man up mentality.

“I think each night I’m expected to produce at least a few goals so I’m just happy to contribute and do my job,” Small said. “It’s tough to see Josh go down, but we had a few guys step up. MacKay was great, Durston was great, and we had a few big goals down the stretch.”

The third quarter was all Philadelphia. The Wings opened up the second half with two more goals from Kiel Matisz to cut the Bandits lead to 8-6. Crowley added another goal a few minutes later and just like that, the Bandits lead was down to one.

Dhane Smith was able to stop the bleeding with a 4-on-4 goal late in the third quarter to give the Bandits a two-goal lead. However, Philadelphia came right back to make it 9-8 Bandits going into the final quarter of play.

The Wings were able to tie the game early in the fourth quarter, but Chase Fraser quickly responded for Buffalo to regain the lead. After the Wings tied the game at 10, Evans provided the game-winning goal to make it 11-10. Smith added his second goal of the game off a nice pass from Small to bump the Buffalo lead up to 12-10.

“Both myself and Shawn [Evans] were struggling through three quarters and we weren’t putting the ball in the net,” Smith said. “We knew if we stuck to the game plan, then the ball would drop eventually.”

The two additional goals from Evans and Hoggarth made it 14-10 and that 4-0 Bandits run ended up being the difference in the end.

“We talked about all week how this was a trap game where if we take them too light, they can sneak one on us,” Small said. “They came out hot in the third and we were stagnant and slow. But we have a good core group of veterans and guys who have been around. These are the types of character games where a team steals momentum and you take it back.”

The Bandits will hit the road next week for two games. The first of which is at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26 against the Rochester Knighthawks. Then, they will travel to New England for a 6 p.m. faceoff on Sunday, Jan. 27 against the New England Black Wolves.

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