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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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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.”

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