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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
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
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Riorden’s OT Winner Helps Wings Blaze to 1st Win

PHILADELPHIA — Kevin Crowley has a nose for goal superior to most lacrosse players, but this time it faced the wrong the way. Matt Rambo’s shot had caromed off the boards, and its trajectory toward the opposite half of the floor meant play was about to stop.

A whistle wouldn’t have been so bad for the Wings. Rambo had misfired because an illegal hit disrupted his shooting motion and dislodged his helmet, and a power play during sudden death would have been favorable. But the Wings, losers in overtime once already this season, had drafted a plan — secure the bonus period’s opening faceoff, immediately call timeout, score — that couldn’t wait for favor.

Trevor Baptiste, after Rochester tied the game at 14 with 20 seconds remaining in regulation, easily completed the first two steps of the deal; Crowley, in pursuit of the loose ball, lunged to extend hope for the third. As the ball bounced over the midline, he extended his stick with one arm, scooped the ball out of the air and flicked it over his shoulder before landing. The hustle play put the ball back into the offensive zone and — although it didn’t seem obvious in the moment — gave life to a Wings season which to that point had only known loss.

Four passes and a one-timer from forward Blaze Riorden later, bedlam. Black jerseys buried Riorden against the wall. A dragon stormed the floor. The Knighthawks (2-4) retreated, and for the 15th time Friday night, Chris Brown’s “Yeah 3x” roared in throughout the Wells Fargo Center. The first words out of the mouth of Wings (1-6) head coach/general manager Paul Day explained why.

“We won,” Day said.

The route to victory was not as direct as the Wings would have hoped. A good chunk of the roster was forced to drive to Philadelphia because of flight cancellations, some of them traveling from as far as Toronto. Many missed Thursday night’s practice.

Withstanding a game of runs proved no simpler. The Wings, after scoring the final five goals of the first half, pushed their lead to 9-5 early in the third quarter. That lead shrunk, then disappeared. When Cody Jamison scored two wizard-like wrap-around goals to send Wings goalie Doug Buchan to the bench, it reappeared. Except this time, the lead belonged to Rochester. The Wings, trailing 12-10, had a little less than 12 minutes to respond.

“You play for one another,” Riorden said. “Dougie got us to a point where we could win the game.”

Forward Josh Currier started the rally and completed his hat trick with an underhand roller to beat the shot clock. Riorden swam past Knighthawk defenseman Graeme Hossack and dove across the crease to tie the game. He rose to his feet, stuck his arms in the air and asked for more. Vaughn Harris answered. He performed his best impression of Riordan, a swim move from the opposite side, and Captain Kiel Matisz followed to put the Wings back up by two with two-plus to play.

Rochester pulled goalie Angus Goodleaf. It worked. But daggers from forwards Kyle Jackson and Jamieson could not deflate the crowd of 10,210. “Let’s Go Wings” chants echoed throughout the end of regulation. All sorts of chaos let loose when Riorden scored again to conclude the contest.

“It was kind of a blur,” Riorden said. “But all credit goes to the whole organization, from the coaching staff to the training staff to the players. Honestly, it was a layup. It had nothing to do with me. Just a lot of hard work for 60 minutes. We talked about playing 60 minutes and we had to play a couple more today and we did that.”

Riorden can deflect the title of hero if he so chooses, but his game-winning goal was something the Wings sorely lacked for eight weeks. Often, it was the one thing they needed to cap a second-half comeback. Last week, it would have been the plug to remedy a fourth-quarter collapse. But, before Friday, it never came, and Philadelphia went home a loser in each of its first six contests.

The breakthrough served as cause for celebration. After shaking hands with Rochester, every Wing took a victory lap. They smacked their sticks and fists on the glass in appreciation for the other side. One bold supporter even climbed to the top of a pane for literal high-fives. No one told him to get down. Why would they? The Wings hadn’t won since 2014.

“I’m actually shocked we’ve had such good support this whole time,” assistant captain Jordan Hall said. “It’s nothing against the fans, but being 0-6, I’ve seen cities turn. And Philly is a very passionate city when it comes to sports. Hats off to the city, to the fans. We feel it when they’re cheering for us.”

And what was that feeling on Friday, when they jogged off the field and into the tunnel as winning Wings for the first time?

“Pure joy honestly,” Matisz said. “I’ve loved this city since the first time I got here. To kind of give a win to the fans and to give a win to the our organization that has backed us even in the tough times is fantastic. This group has shown nothing but resilience, nothing but positivity. Obviously it’s not a record we’re very proud of, but we’re definitely proud to get this one.”

Matisz, with eight points, contributed the most. Both Steph Charbonneau and Anthony Joaquim chipped in goals from the defensive end. Rookie forward Chris Cloutier, without a goal for the fourth straight game, still tallied four assists. And Hall had probably his best effort of the year, notching two goals and three assists. In all, nine different Wings scored.

Baptiste won 24 of 33 faceoffs (72.7 percent). The Wings put 63 shots on target to Rochester’s 42. They corralled 88 loose balls, far more than the Knighthawks’ 61. The dominance might not have showed in the final score, but it sure was obvious in the win column.

For that, the Wings made plans to party. But next week, Matisz said, starts on Saturday. Colorado arrives in seven days.

“And I truly think,” Day said, “we can beat anybody in the league.”

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