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WK
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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GAME RECAP: Swarm Defense Too Much for the Wings

On Saturday night the Georgia Swarm hosted the Philadelphia Wings for their home opener, intent on erasing the bad taste from consecutive home defeats to close the 2019 season; a playoff loss to the Toronto Rock and a stunning defeat to close the regular season at the hands of these very Wings.

Fresh off a dominating defensive performance over a first-year franchise in the Rochester Knighthawks, the Swarm (2-0) continued stifling opposing offenses on Saturday night with their performance over the second-year Wings (0-1) in an 12-6 victory. Other than a brief stretch in the final period, the Swarm defense controlled the game and made life miserable for the Wings’ deep group of forwards.

All told, the Wings turned the ball over 27 times as opposed to just 15 for the Swarm, a critical difference in a game where the loose balls and shots on goal were similar for both teams.

The game started as a defensive struggle as both clubs struggled to get quality shots on goal until Bryan Cole managed to drive the game’s first goal home with 7:40 left in the first period, his second on the young season.

The Wings responded a little over four minutes later with Cory Vitarelli, the newly acquired forward who totaled 40 points a year ago while splitting time between Rochester and Colorado, getting one past Swarm goalie Mike Poulin.

However, the Swarm responded almost immediately as Randy Staats picked up his second point of the night by scoring his first goal of the season to take a 2-1 lead after the first quarter.

Not even :30 into the second frame, the Swarm scored again, Jordan Hall had yet another assist, this time it was to Shayne Jackson with a physical run through the Wings defense. Barely a minute later Lyle Thompson joined the fun with his 5th goal of the year and the Swarm looked poised to break the game open at 4-1.

The size of the Wings had been of concern to Swarm coach Ed Comeau coming in, but in the opening half, the Swarm were the more physical team, both offensively and defensively. The Swarm defense helped out Poulin my leaving very few open creases and clean looks on the net.

Connor Sellars in particular was critical on the back end for the Swarm, coming up with a dozen loose balls, four more than any other player on the floor while also forcing a turnover.

With the defense in control, a Lyle Thompson power play goal with just under 9:00 left in the half put the Swarm up 5-1.

With 7:07 remaining in the half, Thompson committed a crease violation creating a collision between Wings teammates that resulted in goalie Zach Higgins, who played with the Swarm in 2016, being shaken up. Higgins however did remain in the game.

Kevin Crowley and Matt Rambo helped get the Wings back into the game with a pair of goals in the second quarter and the lead was cut to just 5-3.

The physicality of the match began boiling over, particularly among the Swarm’s Chad Tutton and the Wings’ Brett Hickey. Hickey picked up a penalty late in the half, and the Swarm turned it into yet another power play goal that pushed the lead back to 6-3 at the halftime break. This time it was Jordan Hall finding the back of the net, his first goal but fourth point of the evening.

The third quarter started exactly like the second quarter began, the Swarm jumping on the Wings with a goal in each of the period’s first two minutes. This time it was Shayne Jackson putting both into the net, running his season total to six and putting him in double figures in total points scored as the lead stretched back out to 8-3.

Following a Kevin Crowley goal for the Wings, things began to get even chippier between the two teams as Jackson and Crowley barked at each other as they approached their respective benches. Crowley, while trying to burrow through the Swarm defense was denied by Poulin who lobbed a perfect outlet pass to a wide-open Lyle Thompson down the left side. Thompson easily beat the goalie in the one on one situation and joined Jackson in the hat trick club while providing a 9-4 lead after three quarters.

Any hope of a Wings comeback was squelched just under 4 minutes into the final quarter after they failed to convert on a powerplay and then turned the ball over in their own zone leading directly to a Miles Thompson goal on Staats’s fourth assist of the night. The 10th goal of the night for the Swarm pushed Wings coach Paul Day to begin pulling the goalie in an attempt to find some offense and somehow get back into the game.

The failed power play was the fourth such failure of the night for the Wings, as they failed to convert on any. The Swarm however took advantage of five power plays to the tune of three man advantage goals.

That didn’t exactly work as planned and Lyle Thompson scored his 8th goal of the 2020 season making it 11-4.

The Wings did not quit, and the previously dominant Swarm defense started to become more vulnerable allowing two goals in :22, including a beautiful behind the back goal by Kiel Matisz that pulled the Wings back to within five at 11-6. Matisz also assisted on the goal just moments before, which was his third assist of the game.

Matisz either scored or assisted on four of the six Wings goals.

Crowley was the other main contributor for the Wings, posting four points on two goals and two assists.

The Swarm steadied the course and would put the final nail in the coffin with 1:38 remaining in the contest as Zed Williams picked up his third assist of the night, feeding Adam Wiedemann on his first goal of the season.

The 12-6 victory was particularly special as it was Ed Comeau’s 100th career win, an accomplishment achieved by only four other coaches in NLL history.

Shayne Jackson with his three goals and two assists was the third star and after stopping 42-of-48 shots, Mike Poulin the second. The first star of course was Lyle Thompson after posting four goals and three assists for the second straight game.

 

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