fbpx

Order Your Every Child Matters T-Shirt Now

×
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
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
16:30:00
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
19:00:00
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
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
Powered By
MGM Logo
Scores / Schedule
Game Recaps

Wings Keep Season Alive With Convincing Win Over Black Wolves

PHILADELPHIA — He could have shot it at any point in his trek down the floor, but Anthony Joaquim wanted to be sure. So much with this team this year had been a mirage. Games that seemed won slipped away all too often. So as the final minute waned, and the net he sought was empty, Joaquim passed on a deep shot for one with a higher probability of going in. He weaved through the Black Wolves defenders to reach point-blank range, dropped the ball past a New England defender outfitted with far less padding than a goalie, and arose from his diving effort to receive his congratulating teammates.

 

They mobbed him, the horn sounded and the 11,988 howling fans in the Wells Fargo Center drowned out all of it. They were rightfully jubilant, because this time it was real. A 13-8 win over New England (7-6) on Saturday night kept a faint postseason hope alive for Philadelphia (3-10), all while rewarding a Wings team for its most complete performance to date.

 

“Why not every night?” Head coach/general manager Paul Day asked his team in the locker room after the game. “We can play like that every night.”

 

On the surface, Saturday’s win extends a sliver of promise. The playoffs are a dream that can only be realized if the Wings win at least four of their final five games — four of which are on the road — and even that narrow chance hinges on an unlikely Black Wolves collapse over the next month. It could be argued that losses would benefit Philadelphia more so than wins, because a lower spot in the standings equates to a higher slot in the entry draft.

 

The Wings’ third win, though, was not about the standings or the draft or even the final score. It was about how they won, not that they won. Earlier this week, assistant coach Tracey Kelusky said the team must avoid “outcome-oriented thinking” because, he believed, the Wings were gripping their sticks too tightly when playing loose mattered most. As much was evident in the collapses that happened numerous times this season, and as late as in San Diego last week.

 

This week, the Wings stayed upright. Six forwards scored, including multi-goal efforts from Matt Rambo, Josh Currier and Kevin Crowley. Three defenseman chipped in with goals, and the team found the net at least twice in each quarter. The defense stalled a New England team that was without the 34 goals of the suspended Callum Crawford. All of it was rooted in a career day from Doug Buchan, who stopped 55 of 63 shots.

 

“We stayed healthy tonight and had great effort start to finish,” Day said. “That’s Doug’s best game. He’s had some really good games but that’s a really good game.”

 

Not long ago, one could have rightfully questioned which rookie goalie — Buchan or Davide DiRuscio — deserved more looks in net. Multiple times, one or the other had been plugged in mid-game to provide a spark. But neither had performed consistently enough to lock down the gig full-time.

 

Buchan often struggled to reset after a bad half, Day said. So, the 24-year-old studied the game. He watched film. He consulted his mentor, former NLL goalie of the year Matt Vinc. Buchan’s no legend yet, but Day is pleased with the growth of his now-solidified netminder.

 

“I think he’s the first rookie starter since 2000,” Day said. “Matt King in Calgary, probably. Matt Vinc, the best goalie in the world, played like three minutes with the Stealth years ago, and then went to New York and became the starter halfway through the second year.”  

 

Buchan’s progress has to be partially credited to an improved defense, said assistant captain Jordan Hall. New England needed all of 49 seconds to score, but the Wings soon thereafter gained a firm control it would not relinquish. The eight goals allowed Saturday were a season-low for the Wings. Two were produced during New England powerplays.

 

“I think our defensive unit, as a whole, we’ve really bought into the system and what the coaches are telling us,” said defenseman Liam Patten, who also added a goal and an assist. “I think we’re just starting to learn each other and play really well with each other.”

 

The same could be said for the offensive group. Josh Currier answered New England’s opener with a hand in two goals. First, the forward connected with Blaze Riorden on a curl around the net to assist a close-range score, then shook his man and dove across the crease from left to right to give the Wings their first lead of the night. Patten’s scoop-and-score was the only other offense in an opening period that saw both teams successfully kill a penalty.

 

Four different Philadelphia forwards scored in a second quarter that would have been dominant had the Black Wolves not reaped reaped the benefit of the powerplay. Jordan Hall cleaned up a shot that rocketed out of Matt Rambo’s stick and off of Doug Jamieson’s chest. “We call that a ‘Rambo Assist,’” Hall said. Rambo picked two corners later in the period. The Wings’ best form includes the Maryland product scoring in bunches.

 

The third quarter followed a similar pattern. The Black Wolves’ Joe Resetarits struck first to cut into Philadelphia’s 8-3 halftime advantage, but Frank Brown answered with his fourth goal of the year. The only other New England goals in the third came from a short-handed wraparound dandy via Resetarits — who finished with three goals and two assists — and a powerplay score from Tyler Digby.

 

The Wings’ offense slowed, but Crowley capped a hat trick in the fourth. Digby and Resetarits bagged two more, but the defense buckled down for the final four minutes. A few Black Wolves picked fights, and each team was penalized four times in the last period, but Philadelphia didn’t lose its composure.

 

The signature meltdown never initiated. Why not every night? The Wings have to provide an answer every week. That starts with another visit to Toronto. When the Wings traveled north in January, those meltdowns were still gaining a reputation.

 

“We played our best game of the season early on in Toronto,” Day said. “We were really good for 58 minutes and made a couple of mental mistakes that we won’t make anymore. We’re pretty comfortable there. Guys have played there, grew up there. It’ll a pretty special week for guys to go back and finish what we started last time.”

NLL