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BUF at TOR - Sat. 7pm ET Schedule

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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
FINAL
Las Vegas
11
Panther City
13
Fri, Dec 9
FINAL/OT
Saskatchewan
12
San Diego
13
Sat, Dec 10
FINAL
Toronto
7
Rochester
11
Sat, Dec 10
FINAL
Vancouver
9
Calgary
11
WK
3
Fri, Dec 16
FINAL
Calgary
14
Vancouver
5
Fri, Dec 16
FINAL
Panther City
9
Las Vegas
3
Sat, Dec 17
FINAL
Buffalo
11
Toronto
8
Sat, Dec 17
FINAL
Rochester
14
Albany
13
Sat, Dec 17
FINAL
Philadelphia
13
Georgia
12
Sat, Dec 17
FINAL
Halifax
20
New York
11
Sat, Dec 17
FINAL
Colorado
12
Panther City
9
WK
5
Fri, Dec 30
FINAL
Halifax
13
Buffalo
18
Fri, Dec 30
FINAL
San Diego
17
Calgary
14
Sat, Dec 31
FINAL
Panther City
9
Saskatchewan
11
WK
6
Fri, Jan 6
FINAL
Philadelphia
14
Las Vegas
9
Sat, Jan 7
FINAL
Panther City
9
Rochester
17
Sat, Jan 7
FINAL
Halifax
14
Albany
11
Sat, Jan 7
FINAL
Buffalo
18
Georgia
9
Sat, Jan 7
FINAL
Toronto
15
New York
7
Sat, Jan 7
FINAL
Calgary
8
Colorado
9
Sat, Jan 7
FINAL
Vancouver
11
San Diego
16
WK
7
Fri, Jan 13
FINAL/OT
Albany
11
Halifax
10
Fri, Jan 13
FINAL/OT
Saskatchewan
10
Colorado
11
Sat, Jan 14
FINAL
Halifax
8
Toronto
17
Sat, Jan 14
FINAL
Panther City
12
Philadelphia
10
Sat, Jan 14
FINAL
Georgia
9
Buffalo
11
Sat, Jan 14
FINAL
San Diego
10
Calgary
14
Sat, Jan 14
FINAL
Las Vegas
16
Vancouver
19
Sun, Jan 15
FINAL
Rochester
11
New York
8
WK
8
Fri, Jan 20
FINAL
Buffalo
12
Rochester
15
Fri, Jan 20
FINAL
Vancouver
14
Las Vegas
15
Sat, Jan 21
FINAL
Toronto
14
Philadelphia
5
Sat, Jan 21
FINAL
New York
16
Albany
10
WK
9
Fri, Jan 27
FINAL
Rochester
7
Halifax
17
Fri, Jan 27
FINAL
Buffalo
13
Philadelphia
9
Sat, Jan 28
FINAL
Buffalo
16
New York
10
Sat, Jan 28
FINAL
Las Vegas
10
Saskatchewan
15
Sat, Jan 28
FINAL/OT
Toronto
11
Calgary
10
Sat, Jan 28
FINAL
San Diego
13
Colorado
9
Sat, Jan 28
FINAL
Panther City
20
Vancouver
7
WK
10
Fri, Feb 3
FINAL
Georgia
10
Colorado
13
Sat, Feb 4
FINAL/OT
Calgary
12
Halifax
11
Sat, Feb 4
FINAL
New York
14
Toronto
22
Sat, Feb 4
FINAL
Albany
5
Philadelphia
13
Sat, Feb 4
FINAL
Rochester
10
Buffalo
13
Sat, Feb 4
FINAL
Panther City
10
San Diego
12
Sat, Feb 4
FINAL
Saskatchewan
14
Vancouver
8
Sat, Feb 4
FINAL
Colorado
8
Las Vegas
13
WK
11
Fri, Feb 10
FINAL
Toronto
11
Georgia
10
Fri, Feb 10
FINAL
Saskatchewan
6
Calgary
13
Sat, Feb 11
FINAL
Halifax
14
Rochester
16
Sat, Feb 11
FINAL
Albany
12
New York
14
Sat, Feb 11
FINAL
Vancouver
13
Panther City
14
Sat, Feb 11
FINAL
Colorado
9
Calgary
13
WK
12
Fri, Feb 17
FINAL
Calgary
14
Vancouver
9
Fri, Feb 17
FINAL
Saskatchewan
16
San Diego
11
Sat, Feb 18
FINAL
Georgia
7
Toronto
16
Sat, Feb 18
FINAL
Las Vegas
12
Albany
10
Sat, Feb 18
FINAL/OT
Philadelphia
12
Buffalo
13
Sat, Feb 18
FINAL
Colorado
7
Panther City
13
Sun, Feb 19
FINAL
New York
12
Halifax
13
WK
13
Fri, Feb 24
FINAL
Panther City
12
Colorado
14
Fri, Feb 24
FINAL
Calgary
9
Las Vegas
11
Sat, Feb 25
FINAL/OT
New York
10
Rochester
11
Sat, Feb 25
FINAL
Albany
4
Georgia
20
Sat, Feb 25
FINAL
Vancouver
16
Saskatchewan
12
WK
14
Fri, Mar 3
FINAL
Buffalo
10
Halifax
9
Sat, Mar 4
FINAL
New York
12
Philadelphia
19
Sat, Mar 4
FINAL
Las Vegas
12
San Diego
15
Sat, Mar 4
FINAL
Rochester
8
Toronto
9
Sat, Mar 4
FINAL/OT
Georgia
9
Albany
8
Sat, Mar 4
FINAL
Saskatchewan
10
Panther City
16
Mon, Mar 6
FINAL
Toronto
10
Philadelphia
11
WK
15
Fri, Mar 10
FINAL/OT
Halifax
9
Buffalo
10
Fri, Mar 10
FINAL
Calgary
16
Colorado
10
Sat, Mar 11
FINAL
Albany
6
Toronto
12
Sat, Mar 11
FINAL
Philadelphia
10
New York
13
Sat, Mar 11
FINAL
San Diego
12
Saskatchewan
11
Sat, Mar 11
FINAL
Vancouver
14
Las Vegas
5
Sun, Mar 12
FINAL
Rochester
19
Georgia
18
WK
16
Fri, Mar 17
FINAL
Saskatchewan
6
Calgary
11
Fri, Mar 17
FINAL
San Diego
16
Vancouver
9
Sat, Mar 18
FINAL
Georgia
13
Philadelphia
12
Sat, Mar 18
FINAL
Toronto
12
Halifax
14
Sat, Mar 18
FINAL
Albany
10
New York
13
Sat, Mar 18
FINAL
Colorado
13
Buffalo
8
Sat, Mar 18
FINAL
Las Vegas
8
Panther City
11
Sun, Mar 19
FINAL/OT
Philadelphia
9
Rochester
8
WK
17
Fri, Mar 24
FINAL
San Diego
17
Panther City
9
Sat, Mar 25
FINAL
Toronto
11
Albany
9
Sat, Mar 25
FINAL
Halifax
14
Philadelphia
10
Sat, Mar 25
FINAL
Georgia
13
New York
8
Sat, Mar 25
FINAL
Calgary
14
Saskatchewan
6
Sat, Mar 25
FINAL/OT
Buffalo
7
San Diego
6
Sat, Mar 25
FINAL
Colorado
12
Vancouver
14
Sat, Mar 25
FINAL
Rochester
7
Las Vegas
12
WK
18
Fri, Mar 31
FINAL
New York
7
Georgia
12
Fri, Mar 31
FINAL
Las Vegas
9
Colorado
11
Fri, Mar 31
FINAL
Calgary
8
San Diego
14
Q2
04:09
Buffalo
5
Toronto
10
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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Rock Down Stealth, Sweep Weekend Back-To-Back

By Matt Cullen/NLL.com staff writer

No rest, no problem for the Toronto Rock.

Playing the second of back-to-back games on Saturday, the Rock showed no signs of fatigue, beating the Vancouver Stealth 13-7 in front of 9,266 fans at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. Just a night earlier, the Rock (8-5) needed overtime to hand the division-leading Georgia Swarm their first home loss of the season, 12-11.

Toronto goaltender Nick Rose made 46 saves and scored his second goal of the season into an empty net with 1:05 remaining.

“Goals are pretty cool,” Rose told NLL.com after the game. “I probably shouldn’t have taken that one. It was lucky that it dropped in the net.”

With the Rock leading 12-7 late in the game, Vancouver (5-8) had elected to pull goaltender Tye Belanger for an extra attacker. With Toronto trying to kill the clock, head coach Matt Sawyer initially doubted Rose’s decision to try to score in the empty net.

“Don’t shoot it,” Sawyer thought when he saw Rose wind up. “But Rosey is Rosey so you’ve got to give him that one. But I’d prefer he didn’t shoot it.”

The goal was Rose’s third of his career. He now has 32 points (3G, 29A) over his nine-year career. With the win, Toronto is now just a half-game back of the Swarm for top spot in the East Division.

The Rock got off to a great start, despite arriving in Toronto several hours before the game after a return flight from Georgia. Trailing 1-0, Toronto reeled off six straight goals in the first half and never looked back, handing Vancouver its second straight loss. Dan Lintner (3G, 1A), Brett Hickey (2G, 4A), Turner Evans (1G, 4A) and Stephan Leblanc (2G, 3A) were all strong up front for the Rock. Toronto’s leading scorer Tom Schreiber recorded a goal and three assists.

The Stealth, which never scored more than two in a row in the game, only led for a total of 41 seconds. Rose, who leads all goaltenders with a 9.64 goals-against average, stopped 46 shots. Vancouver’s Belanger turned away 42 of 54.

“It was good to see the boys be productive early on and get a bit of a cushion out there,” Sawyer said. “Our defense and goaltending is always good. Rosey was locked in. You can usually tell from the beginning. Our defense did a great job keeping the shots to the outside.”

Vancouver’s Corey Small (1G, 3A) entered as the NLL’s leading scorer with 78 points but the Stealth offense was held to the perimeter for most of the game. Of Vancouver’s 52 shots, just 13 of them came from the inside.

“That’s not going to get you many goals against Rosey,” Stealth head coach Jamie Batley said of his team’s offensive performance. “We have to have energy. They played last night and they had more energy than we did. Guys have got to look in the mirror and come with energy, willing to sacrifice. We gave [the Rock] nine goals five-on-five. That’s not our team. You can’t win in this league when you do that.”

Midway through the first quarter, Vancouver’s Rhys Duch put the Stealth up 1-0 but the Rock answered quickly, reeling off three straight goals from Turner Evans, Dan Lintner and Stephan Leblanc to close out the first quarter with a 3-1 lead.

The Rock stretched their advantage to 6-1 with three more goals from Kasey Beirnes, rookie Reid Reinholdt and Brett Hickey. Hickey’s 31st of the season at 5:49 of the second frame capped the six-goal run for Toronto. After Duch scored his second to cut the deficit to 6-2, Toronto closed out the half with goals from Leblanc and Lintner, both their second of the night to extend the Rock’s lead to 8-2 after the first 30 minutes.

Rose was stellar in the first half, stopping 25 of 27 shots including two clear-cut breakaways from Justin Salt. Belanger turned away 19 of 27 after the first two quarters.

The Rock gave Vancouver a chance to get back in the game early in the third frame. Challen Rogers took a five-minute cross checking penalty while Beirnes put the Rock two-men down with a cross checking minor just moments later. Vancouver promptly cashed in twice on the power play with Small’s 33rd and a diving effort by James Rahe to make it 8-4.

But the Rock countered with two goals of their own as Lintner capped off his second career hat trick at 8:24 of the second, beating Belanger off a nice set-up from Turner Evans. Hickey then scored his team-leading 32nd of the season, a bullet on the power play to restore Toronto’s six-goal lead, making it 10-4 after three quarters.

In the final frame, Vancouver scored three of the first four goals to cut Toronto’s lead to 11-7 with 2:44 to play.  But Reinholdt’s second of the game followed by Rose’s empty netter sealed the victory.

Reinholdt, who scored the game-tying and –winning goals Friday night in Georgia, now has 10 on the year, including three multi-goal games.

“I’ve never played with such elite teammates,” Reinholdt told NLL.com. “They make it so easy to play out there. They move the ball so well. It’s so easy.”

Toronto is now 2-0 in the second of back-to-back games this season, beating the Rochester Knighthawks 10-6 earlier this year on Feb. 18.

The Rock now head to Vancouver for the back end of the home-and-home series against the Stealth next Friday, March 31. The road doesn’t get easier as the Rock then travel back across the continent to face the hometown New England Black Wolves on Sunday, April 2.

Three stars selected by the media

1)Nick Rose (TOR)

2)Dan Lintner (TOR)

3)Sandy Chapman (TOR)

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