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1
Fri, Dec 2
6:00 pm ET
Wings
Thunderbirds
Sat, Dec 3
5:00 pm ET
Warriors
Rock
Sat, Dec 3
7:30 pm ET
FireWolves
Bandits
Sat, Dec 3
7:30 pm ET
Seals
Riptide
Sat, Dec 3
8:00 pm ET
Knighthawks
Swarm
Sat, Dec 3
8:30 pm ET
Mammoth
Rush
WK
2
Fri, Dec 9
8:30 pm ET
Desert Dogs
Panther City
Fri, Dec 9
10:00 pm ET
Rush
Seals
Sat, Dec 10
7:00 pm ET
Rock
Knighthawks
Sat, Dec 10
9:30 pm ET
Warriors
Roughnecks
WK
3
Fri, Dec 16
10:00 pm ET
Roughnecks
Warriors
Fri, Dec 16
10:30 pm ET
Panther City
Desert Dogs
Sat, Dec 17
7:00 pm ET
Bandits
Rock
Sat, Dec 17
7:00 pm ET
Wings
Swarm
Sat, Dec 17
7:00 pm ET
Knighthawks
FireWolves
Sat, Dec 17
7:30 pm ET
Thunderbirds
Riptide
Sat, Dec 17
8:00 pm ET
Mammoth
Panther City
WK
5
Fri, Dec 30
7:30 pm ET
Thunderbirds
Bandits
Fri, Dec 30
9:00 pm ET
Seals
Roughnecks
Sat, Dec 31
9:00 pm ET
Panther City
Rush
WK
6
Fri, Jan 6
10:30 pm ET
Wings
Desert Dogs
Sat, Jan 7
7:00 pm ET
Bandits
Swarm
Sat, Jan 7
7:00 pm ET
Panther City
Knighthawks
Sat, Jan 7
7:00 pm ET
Thunderbirds
FireWolves
Sat, Jan 7
7:30 pm ET
Rock
Riptide
Sat, Jan 7
9:00 pm ET
Roughnecks
Mammoth
Sat, Jan 7
10:00 pm ET
Warriors
Seals
WK
7
Fri, Jan 13
6:30 pm ET
FireWolves
Thunderbirds
Fri, Jan 13
9:00 pm ET
Rush
Mammoth
Sat, Jan 14
7:00 pm ET
Thunderbirds
Rock
Sat, Jan 14
7:00 pm ET
Panther City
Wings
Sat, Jan 14
7:30 pm ET
Swarm
Bandits
Sat, Jan 14
9:00 pm ET
Seals
Roughnecks
Sat, Jan 14
10:00 pm ET
Desert Dogs
Warriors
Sun, Jan 15
3:00 pm ET
Knighthawks
Riptide
WK
8
Fri, Jan 20
7:30 pm ET
Bandits
Knighthawks
Fri, Jan 20
10:30 pm ET
Warriors
Desert Dogs
Sat, Jan 21
7:00 pm ET
Rock
Wings
Sat, Jan 21
7:00 pm ET
Riptide
FireWolves
WK
9
Fri, Jan 27
6:00 pm ET
Knighthawks
Thunderbirds
Fri, Jan 27
7:00 pm ET
Bandits
Wings
Sat, Jan 28
7:30 pm ET
Bandits
Riptide
Sat, Jan 28
8:30 pm ET
Desert Dogs
Rush
Sat, Jan 28
9:00 pm ET
Rock
Roughnecks
Sat, Jan 28
9:00 pm ET
Seals
Mammoth
Sat, Jan 28
10:00 pm ET
Panther City
Warriors
WK
10
Fri, Feb 3
9:00 pm ET
Swarm
Mammoth
Sat, Feb 4
6:00 pm ET
Roughnecks
Thunderbirds
Sat, Feb 4
7:00 pm ET
Riptide
Rock
Sat, Feb 4
7:00 pm ET
FireWolves
Wings
Sat, Feb 4
7:30 pm ET
Knighthawks
Bandits
Sat, Feb 4
10:00 pm ET
Panther City
Seals
Sat, Feb 4
10:00 pm ET
Rush
Warriors
Sat, Feb 4
10:30 pm ET
Mammoth
Desert Dogs
WK
11
Fri, Feb 10
7:30 pm ET
Rock
Swarm
Fri, Feb 10
9:00 pm ET
Rush
Roughnecks
Sat, Feb 11
7:00 pm ET
Thunderbirds
Knighthawks
Sat, Feb 11
7:30 pm ET
FireWolves
Riptide
Sat, Feb 11
8:00 pm ET
Warriors
Panther City
Sat, Feb 11
9:00 pm ET
Mammoth
Roughnecks
WK
12
Fri, Feb 17
10:00 pm ET
Rush
Seals
Fri, Feb 17
10:00 pm ET
Roughnecks
Warriors
Sat, Feb 18
7:00 pm ET
Swarm
Rock
Sat, Feb 18
7:00 pm ET
Desert Dogs
FireWolves
Sat, Feb 18
7:30 pm ET
Wings
Bandits
Sat, Feb 18
8:00 pm ET
Mammoth
Panther City
Sun, Feb 19
1:00 pm ET
Riptide
Thunderbirds
WK
13
Fri, Feb 24
9:00 pm ET
Panther City
Mammoth
Fri, Feb 24
10:30 pm ET
Roughnecks
Desert Dogs
Sat, Feb 25
7:00 pm ET
FireWolves
Swarm
Sat, Feb 25
7:00 pm ET
Riptide
Knighthawks
Sat, Feb 25
8:00 pm ET
Warriors
Rush
WK
14
Fri, Mar 3
6:30 pm ET
Bandits
Thunderbirds
Sat, Mar 4
11:30 am ET
Riptide
Wings
Sat, Mar 4
4:00 pm ET
Desert Dogs
Seals
Sat, Mar 4
7:00 pm ET
Knighthawks
Rock
Sat, Mar 4
7:00 pm ET
Swarm
FireWolves
Sat, Mar 4
8:00 pm ET
Rush
Panther City
Mon, Mar 6
7:00 pm ET
Rock
Wings
WK
15
Fri, Mar 10
7:30 pm ET
Thunderbirds
Bandits
Fri, Mar 10
9:00 pm ET
Roughnecks
Mammoth
Sat, Mar 11
7:00 pm ET
FireWolves
Rock
Sat, Mar 11
7:30 pm ET
Wings
Riptide
Sat, Mar 11
8:30 pm ET
Seals
Rush
Sat, Mar 11
10:30 pm ET
Warriors
Desert Dogs
Sun, Mar 12
4:00 pm ET
Knighthawks
Swarm
WK
16
Fri, Mar 17
9:00 pm ET
Rush
Roughnecks
Fri, Mar 17
10:00 pm ET
Seals
Warriors
Sat, Mar 18
11:00 am ET
Swarm
Wings
Sat, Mar 18
6:00 pm ET
Rock
Thunderbirds
Sat, Mar 18
7:30 pm ET
Mammoth
Bandits
Sat, Mar 18
7:30 pm ET
FireWolves
Riptide
Sat, Mar 18
8:00 pm ET
Desert Dogs
Panther City
Sun, Mar 19
3:00 pm ET
Wings
Knighthawks
WK
17
Fri, Mar 24
8:30 pm ET
Seals
Panther City
Sat, Mar 25
7:00 pm ET
Thunderbirds
Wings
Sat, Mar 25
7:00 pm ET
Rock
FireWolves
Sat, Mar 25
7:30 pm ET
Swarm
Riptide
Sat, Mar 25
9:30 pm ET
Roughnecks
Rush
Sat, Mar 25
10:00 pm ET
Bandits
Seals
Sat, Mar 25
10:00 pm ET
Mammoth
Warriors
Sat, Mar 25
10:30 pm ET
Knighthawks
Desert Dogs
WK
18
Fri, Mar 31
7:30 pm ET
Riptide
Swarm
Fri, Mar 31
9:00 pm ET
Desert Dogs
Mammoth
Fri, Mar 31
10:00 pm ET
Roughnecks
Seals
Sat, Apr 1
7:00 pm ET
Bandits
Rock
Sat, Apr 1
8:00 pm ET
FireWolves
Panther City
Sat, Apr 1
9:30 pm ET
Warriors
Rush
Sun, Apr 2
1:00 pm ET
Swarm
Thunderbirds
Sun, Apr 2
6:00 pm ET
Knighthawks
Wings
WK
19
Sat, Apr 8
7:00 pm ET
Rush
Swarm
Sat, Apr 8
7:00 pm ET
FireWolves
Knighthawks
Sat, Apr 8
9:00 pm ET
Panther City
Roughnecks
Sat, Apr 8
9:00 pm ET
Warriors
Mammoth
Sat, Apr 8
10:30 pm ET
Seals
Desert Dogs
WK
20
Fri, Apr 14
9:00 pm ET
Desert Dogs
Roughnecks
Fri, Apr 14
9:00 pm ET
Seals
Mammoth
Sat, Apr 15
7:00 pm ET
Wings
Rock
Sat, Apr 15
7:00 pm ET
Swarm
FireWolves
Sat, Apr 15
7:30 pm ET
Riptide
Bandits
Sat, Apr 15
9:30 pm ET
Thunderbirds
Rush
Sat, Apr 15
10:00 pm ET
Panther City
Warriors
WK
21
Fri, Apr 21
8:30 pm ET
Roughnecks
Panther City
Sat, Apr 22
6:00 pm ET
Riptide
Thunderbirds
Sat, Apr 22
7:00 pm ET
Swarm
Knighthawks
Sat, Apr 22
7:30 pm ET
Rock
Bandits
Sat, Apr 22
9:30 pm ET
Mammoth
Rush
Sat, Apr 22
10:00 pm ET
Desert Dogs
Seals
Sun, Apr 23
3:00 pm ET
Wings
FireWolves
WK
22
Sat, Apr 29
7:00 pm ET
Thunderbirds
Swarm
Sat, Apr 29
7:00 pm ET
Wings
Knighthawks
Sat, Apr 29
7:00 pm ET
Bandits
FireWolves
Sat, Apr 29
10:00 pm ET
Mammoth
Seals
Sat, Apr 29
10:00 pm ET
Riptide
Warriors
Sat, Apr 29
10:30 pm ET
Rush
Desert Dogs
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Rock Uses Late Surge To Sneak Past Wings

Philadelphia rid itself of its problematic starts only to allow seven goals in the fourth quarter and remain winless

PHILADELPHIA — Trevor Baptiste’s job is to win faceoffs. He’s very good at it. But on Saturday, after a game in which he was forced to play more defense than the Wings would prefer, he limped through the the tunnels of the Wells Fargo Center. Down the hall, assistant captain Dylan Evans strut toward the home locker room in navy blue suite. As a gametime scratch, Evans never got to ditch the formal attire for the white old-school uniforms the Wings donned for throwback night.

Elsewhere, Anthony Joaquim recovered from cramps. Chet Koneczny hadn’t been seen since Billy Hostrawser’s left hook and a five-minute major for fighting knocked him out in the second quarter. Zac Reid played hurt, and it showed when Toronto’s Tom Schreiber danced around him during a fourth-quarter comeback in which the Rock (5-1) erased three brilliant quarters from the Wings (0-6) for a 13-12 win.

We were gassed,” Wings head coach/general manager Paul Day said. “We were totally gassed.”

Through three quarters, the Wings’ depleted defensive corps held off Toronto’s primary offensive trio of Schreiber, Rob Hellyer and Adam Jones. The Rock managed only six goals. But Philadelphia played with just seven defenseman for most of the second half, and not even all of them were at full-strength. Forward Kevin Crowley, who tallied an absurd 10 points with four goals and six assists, pitched in on the back end at times.

Then, at the onset of the final quarter, the weakened defense gave way. The Wings could not possess the ball. They crumbled under increased pressure and failed to push back with the same type of resistance. Thanks to two goals each from Schreiber and Hellyer and one more from Jay Thorimbert, a 10-6 Philadelphia lead ballooned into a 11-10 Wings deficit before half the period could pass. The Wings tied the game twice more but couldn’t match Hellyer’s game-winner with three minutes to go. Two questionable goalie interference decisions, both against them, didn’t help.

“It’s really easy to point the finger and say, ‘We’re an expansion team. We’re building. We’re growing,’” Baptiste said. “But I think, as you can see in all the games that we’ve played, we really don’t have much quit in us.”

In a vacuum, losing to a Toronto team that should contend for championship in a few months is not a disaster. The season is far from over. But the Wings are now a third of the way through their inaugural year without a win. Forget salvaging playoffs aspirations. Discard the fact that a win could’ve catapulted Philly into one of the more favorable portions of its schedule — home bouts with Rochester (2-3) and Colorado (1-4) before a home-and-home with New England (3-1) — with momentum.

Instead, the Wings are trying to right the wrongs that foiled them in close games thus far. So, earlier in the week, Day detailed the adjustments his team had to make to put something other than a zero in the win column. Of the seven forwards who see the floor, all seven had to score. The goaltending required consistency. And the power play, which had been 2-for-17 so far, needed to produce.

The main ingredient to everything was speed. The Wings changed the speed of practice, shootaround, and warmups to move with more pace and purpose. View the game through the lens of all four quarters, and it worked. Seven Wings scored. Doug Buchan played the entire game in net. In five power play chances, Philadelphia scored thrice.

“As horrible as this feels, we learned a lot this weekend,” Day said. “We are a better team than we were last week.”

The loss stung that badly because it wasted the fast start the Wings had desperately lacked in weeks prior. Matt Rambo set the pace one minute into the game, when he raced around his man on the right edge, launched himself across the crease and snuck the ball past Rock goalie Nick Rose. Josh Currier cleaned up a rebound. Kiel Matisz, on the Wings’ first power play of the night, found space to wind up atop Toronto’s compact defense. Vaughn Harris chipped in. By the first timeout, Philadelphia owned a four-goal lead, its largest yet of the season, with contributions from four different scorers.

The original onslaught subdued, but the Wings held their edge. When the Rock put together a run to bring itself within two, Blaze Riorden hustled to corral his own miss and push the lead back to three in the first half’s final minute.

The bulk of a five-minute high-sticking penalty on Rock forward Kieran McArdle gave Philadelphia an extra man and a chance to retain momentum after halftime. Matisz earned a hat-trick just before the power play expired. The teams twice traded goals. Crowley bounced in another, and the Wings took a 10-6 lead into the final quarter.

“I don’t think I got off to a great start shooting, but everyone else was putting the ball in the back of the goal,” Crowley said. “It’s easy to get assists when everyone else is scoring.”

When discussing the meltdown that came next, Crowley said the Wings have to learn how to win. Chemistry and accountability, he said, will come in time. But it’s time that has been the Wings’ greatest adversary so far. When the comebacks fell short, Kiel Matisz said this week, it felt like “we just need another 15 minute quarter.”

On Saturday, though, the Wings would have been better off with one fewer.

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