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Halifax
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Sat, Dec 3
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19
Sat, Dec 3
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15
New York
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Sat, Dec 3
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16
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20:30:00
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22:00:00
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19:00:00
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Sat, Dec 10
21:30:00
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WK
3
Fri, Dec 16
22:00:00
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Vancouver
Fri, Dec 16
22:30:00
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Sat, Dec 17
19:00:00
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Toronto
Sat, Dec 17
19:00:00
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Sat, Dec 17
19:00:00
Philadelphia
Georgia
Sat, Dec 17
19:30:00
Halifax
New York
Sat, Dec 17
20:00:00
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Panther City
WK
5
Fri, Dec 30
19:30:00
Halifax
Buffalo
Fri, Dec 30
21:00:00
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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
Fri, Mar 3
21:00:00
Las Vegas
San Diego
Sat, Mar 4
11:30:00
New York
Philadelphia
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
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Toronto
Sat, Apr 1
20:00:00
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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
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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
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Toronto
Sat, Apr 15
19:00:00
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Albany
Sat, Apr 15
19:30:00
New York
Buffalo
Sat, Apr 15
21:30:00
Halifax
Saskatchewan
Sat, Apr 15
22:00:00
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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
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Albany
WK
22
Sat, Apr 29
19:00:00
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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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X-Factor: Rock Clinch With 12-10 Win Over Roughnecks

The Calgary Roughnecks (3-9) had its hopes of a winning streak torn away with a 12-10 home loss to the first-place Toronto Rock (11-3) in front of 12,330 fans at Scotiabank Saddledome on Saturday night. With the win, Toronto becomes the first team to clinch an NLL playoff spot.

“That was the first goal on our list. I guess we can put a check beside that and move onto the next one,” said Rock goaltender Nick Rose.

“It’s a big win to get into the playoffs,” said Rock head coach John Lovell. “Our focus is still to try to grab first in our division. We’ve got a huge game with Rochester next weekend, and that will probably for all intensive purposes decide it.”

After losing to the Edmonton Rush last weekend, Toronto’s coaching staff seemed happy with the improvements made. Equal effort from many of the Rock players tonight was the deciding factor, as goals came off the sticks of eight team members tonight.

“We had looks from the back end but didn’t score and ran into some untimely penalties that cost us (last weekend). Tonight, we still got some penalties that cost us but we got some goals from our back end and we had some great looks here,” Lovell said. “We had a lot of shots, and I thought their goalie stood on his head too.”

The Rock had a shaky start tonight falling behind two goals in the first quarter, and then barely clinching a lead against the ‘Necks until the last few minutes of the fourth. However, staying calm was the team’s key to success.

“I think we showed pretty good composure,” Lovell added. “In the first quarter, when we got down, and the fans got in it, we managed to stay in the game and close the gap. I thought we had some great looks throughout this game.”

Rose, who stopped 41 shots on goal tonight agreed with his coach, the fans were loud and the game was tight, but staying focused helped the Rock come out on top.

“It’s a tough place to play,” Rose admitted. “It was a great atmosphere tonight, the fans were real loud, and it made it difficult for us to do our job. But I think we stuck with our game plan and it ended up working out for us.”

After failing to earn two consecutive wins all season, the Roughnecks are frustrated. Coaching staff are taking the emotion as a positive.

“They gotta believe in themselves,” said Roughnecks head coach Curt Malawsky. “They’re all in there frustrated and pissed off, and you know what that tells me that means they care…They hate where we’re at, and they want to get ourselves into the playoffs, and that’s a bunch of competitors. All that frustration is because they want to win the game, because we need to win lacrosse games. I take that as a positive thing.”

After losing another tight game to Toronto this season, it seems the Riggers are having trouble holding a lead against the Rock near the end of the game.

“We’ve got to stay with the 60-minute grind,” Malawsky stated. “We battled right to the very end and it just didn’t go our way. There’s a lot of mistakes that happened both ways on the floor but our guys’ compete level was great again. I’m just very frustrated because at the key point of the game we just couldn’t quite put one in there.”

“It is what it at the end of the game. We’ve just got to be able to bring it home – we’re up a goal. They’re a good team. They’re at the top of the league in the East and top of the league in the NLL for a reason. We’ve got to keep our composure. We kind of lost our composure at points, myself included,” Malawsky said.

Roughnecks captain Andrew McBride who is now in his 13th year with the franchise, believes that losing a lead so late in the game is a trend that needs to change fast for the team.

“It’s a hard-fought game all game,” McBride said. “I think the bottom line is when we’re up one goal in the last five minutes of the game we gotta close the game…Every time we seem to be up with four minutes left, we let them come back they score and then we lose. Quite frankly, it’s unacceptable from a defensive perspective and team perspective.”

“We gotta get better and we gotta get better real quick at closing games. I thought we battled hard all game, it was a competitive game, Frankie (Scigliano) stood in, everyone played well. But if you don’t finish, who cares how you played?” he added.

The ‘Necks will now travel to Colorado to take on the Mammoth on Friday, and then host Colorado again on Saturday night.

“We have to get the job done on Friday night in Colorado…These guys care, and they believe in each other, and we’re gonna go on the road and give them one hell of a game.”

Three Stars of the Game as selected by the media:

1) Brett Hickey
2) Dane Dobbie
3) Karsen Leung

By Laura Bates (@RoughnecksBeat) for NLL.com. Photo by Brad Watson.

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