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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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The Wings Got Their Best Win of the Year. They Need to Replace it on Sunday.

Philadelphia topped the Black Wolves, 14-10; Rematch in New England is set for 3pm ET Sunday

PHILADELPHIA — Pessimists could have dismantled these Wings. The team blew a chance at a second win last week when it scored only 10 goals against last-place Colorado. A tendency to play 45 minutes of good lacrosse — instead of the 60 usually required to win — had given the Wings a 1-5 record in games decided by two goals or fewer. And Sunday’s arrival meant the season was already halfway complete.

But, all the above being true, even the bleakest breakdown of lacrosse in Philadelphia could not negate the fact that the Wings (2-7) entered this weekend’s back-to-back against New England with a chance to come out on the other side just 1 1/2 games out of a spot in the postseason. The fourth in final seed in the east, currently owned by the visiting Black Wolves (4-4), was and is wide open. And don’t think Paul Day needed a reminder.

“We want to make the playoffs,” the head coach/general manager said after his team’s shootaround Saturday morning. “We’ve been so close every game. Our record could be much better but it’s not. We understand that, but we move forward right on to the next week. (We have a) pretty good opportunity to play one of the teams we gotta catch.”

That pursuit made Saturday’s 14-10 win at the Wells Fargo Center paramount. The first step in leapfrogging a team in the standings is to beat it head-to-head. The Wings have done that. Their biggest names played up to size. Their rookie goalkeeper posted the best game of his young career. When the Black Wolves came within one in the fourth quarter, a Philadelphia squad that usually crumbles surged instead. Under the mounting pressure of a chippy game between new rivals, the Wings stayed composed.

Now, after securing their most important win to date, the Wings awake Sunday to try do the same thing again. A loss would wash Saturday’s progress and put the Wings 3 1/2 games behind New England with eight to play. But a win? That would nearly erase the 0-6 start that before this month seemed inescapable and make the next two months far more interesting than what was projected amid those torid beginnings.

“We’re all thinking about it,” defenseman Steph Charbonneau said of the playoff push. “It’s a huge weekend as a whole. We look at tonight as just the first half.”

The Wings would do well to start the second half of the back-to-back like they did the first. In the Saturday’s second minute of play, forward Matt Rambo sliced through the Black Wolves defense and paid for his travels with a heavy hit. It didn’t matter because he scored, which became a trend. Day has often said he wants Rambo, a Tewaaraton Award winner as the top player in collegiate field lacrosse, to play naturally and not try to conform to the box game. Rambo recorded his first career hat trick and seemed to play as freely as he has all season. “That was awesome,” he said. Good timing.

“He was aggressive and he was assertive and that’s what we want,” Day said.

Later, after the Wings spoiled a power play with two penalties of their own, Kevin Crowley atoned for the errors with a short-handed goal. It was a preview of what Crowley would produce in his first game against his former team. In the second, Crowley posted up a Black Wolves defender and fired a fadeaway shot. It went in. He barrelled a wide open look on the power play into the back of the net. It went in. Crowley, a week after being kept off the scoresheet, finished with four goals on 10 shots.

“I think he was looking forward to this game for a little bit,” Day said with a smirk.

Rambo and Crowley paced a unit that took an 8-6 advantage to the break. Charbonneau, who late in the second burst downfield after a New England turnover and found no company but New England goalie Alex Buque, used his seventh goal of the year to push Philadelphia to its first-half total.

Not much changed in a third period during which both teams scored twice. In weeks past, that brought Philadelphia to a fourth-quarter blow-up. Penalties. Defensive lapses. Pipes. Not Saturday, when the Wings exploded for four consecutive goals.

After hitting two posts, the Wings retained possession and drew a power play. It produced a Blaze Riorden goal that Day later called a “big momentum shift.” Josh Currier buried a one-timer, courtesy of Charbonneau, at the crease. Vaughn Harris poked the ball free on the defensive end and watched his takeaway ping from Kiel Matisz to Jordan Hall to Currier to the back of the net. Matisz picked off a pass and launched a deep ball to defensemen Liam Patten for a breakaway goal.

All the while, New England put up more than two goals in quarter just once. Doug Buchan stopped 42 of the 52 shots the Black Wolves put on goal, good for an .808 save percentage (Vancouver’s Eric Penney leads the league with .806). So, was this the best Day had ever seen from Buchan, who also plays for Day’s Peterborough Lakers of Major Series Lacrosse?

“In this league,” Day said, “absolutely,” Day said.

Buchan, in front of the press for the first time this season, deferred.

“It was an all-around team effort from our defense,” the 24-year-old netminder said. “They started, in the first five minutes of the game, physical. All their guys were all over the ground right off the bat. And then it led to the second quarter where they weren’t even coming toward the middle of the floor, which is nice to see. Usually we start slow in the third quarter. Tonight, we started fast.”

Eventually, the Black Wolves grew frustrated and accrued three penalties in the game’s final three minutes. Patten had his helmet ripped off. Several times the fight bell rang, only to have any tussle fizzled out by the referees.

Before Sunday’s rematch, both teams boarded their respective buses to venture north. Day won’t sleep because he can’t in transit. Instead, he’ll distribute film cut earlier this week, because the floor at Mohegan Sun Arena is smaller and, he said, “(New England will) be different, and they know we’ll be different. It’s going to be a tighter, physical game compared to tonight.”

Tensions between new rivals could reach a boiling point. The Wings will need to come ready if they want Saturday’s win to mean anything come Monday.

Said Rambo: “We’re not backing down.”

NLL