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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
Sat, Mar 4
11:30:00
New York
Philadelphia
Sat, Mar 4
16:00:00
Las Vegas
San Diego
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
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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
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Rush Can’t Wait For One-Game Showdown For NLL Cup

After months of grueling games, hard-run practices, and countless hours of travel time, the 2018 Saskatchewan Rush season has come down to one date on the calendar.

Saturday, June 9.

The Rush will meet the Rochester Knighthawks in the deciding game of the best-of-three NLL Cup Final series. Win this one single game left for the season and you are crowned champions. Let’s not even discuss what happens with alternate ending.

So, the Rush are runnin’ back to Saskatoon one more time.

“Why not?” chuckled Rush GM/head coach Derek Keenan at the proposition of that season-ending trip.

His club could have wrapped up the title last Saturday in Rochester, but the play of Knighthawks goalie Matt Vinc and the Rush’s own misfortunes put that plan to waste. With the series tied at a win apiece, the two teams are set to clash one last time.

The Rush didn’t bring their ‘A’ game to Game 2 in Rochester and the final score was every bit evidence of that. But that’s not to say the Rush can’t pick themselves back up and have a Game 3 that was just as good or better than the 16-9 pounding they put on the Knighthawks in Game 1.

“Last year, we settled into a bit of complacency, so this year, we came in with a chip on our shoulder,” said Rush captain Chris Corbeil after the Game 2 defeat. “One goal in mind, unapologetically focused on winning another championship.

“That’s the message I said to the guys when I got into the room tonight. We battled all season long. Let’s put tonight behind us because we’ve got one game to win a championship, and if you had offered that at the start of the year, I think the guys would have taken it.

“We’ve got a fantastic opportunity next Saturday on our home floor. It’s great. This is why you play lacrosse, for nights like next Saturday, and I can’t wait.”

Keenan reviewed the game twice and had no trouble summing the Rush’s issues and where they need to be better in Game 3.

“We have to better offensively,” Keenan first noted. “We got a fair number of shots but they weren’t the quality we needed and Vinc was outstanding. We need to get to the paint, get to the dirty areas, and get some better angles.

“And I thought we were a bit hesitant to shoot the ball and that gave Vinc time to recover. We need to have an assertive plan and not be hesitant.”

The Rush had a handful of excellent opportunities in the first quarter and came up short especially on fast-breaks in transition. Combine that with Vinc’s heroics, a few crossbars, a missed breakaway and some poor shot selection and the Rush were left frustrated. Saskatchewan was also nailed for five minor penalties, and while some were a shade on the dubious side, the Rush couldn’t afford the time to kill off penalties while trying to mount a comeback. At one point in the game, the Rush were assessed four consecutive penalties, and in the end were dinged for two bad substitutions. Keenan certainly indicated better discipline will be a key for his team in Game 3.

Not that there’s much that can be done, certainly in retrospect, but the Rush will also benefit from not having to travel to Rochester a second time in this series. The team ended up having a number of players not arrive until after midnight on Friday due to travel issues which resulted in the Rush not practicing before Game 2.

Saskatchewan’s 14-4 regular-season record, which afforded them first overall and home-turf advantage throughout the playoffs, will pay dividends with the series going the distance.

“We’ll get things back to normal,” said Keenan. “Everybody will get in early, we’ll practice Friday afternoon, and get good food and some good rest.”

Faulty Faceoffs: The Knighthawks have dominated the faceoff spot in the final – a none-too-big surprise considering rookie Jake Withers led the NLL during the season in faceoff wins. He has gone 36-for-50 during the Cup Final, while the Rush’s Jeremy Thompson, who is consistently amongst the top-five for faceoff wins the past few regular seasons, is just 12-for-44. Mike Messenger has fared a little better on the ‘X’ for the Rush at 5-for-10 in the Final, but it’s not the win-loss comparison that has bothered Coach Keenan.

“The issue is when we give up a 2-on-1,” said Keenan. “We were lucky they didn’t score because Kirky made a couple big saves, but we shouldn’t be giving those up. We got caught chasing the ball.”

 

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