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Attendance 15,747

The teams combined for four goals over the first thirty minutes as Matt Vinc and Christian Del Bianco put on a show. Shawn Evans broke the tie 4:15 into the third quarter and give the Bandits a 3-2 lead before the Roughnecks went on a 4-0 run that stretched between the third and four quarters to take control and head back to Calgary with a 1-0 series lead.

Dane Dobbie led the Roughnecks with three goals and three assists. Christian Del Bianco made 48 saves for the Roughnecks

Buffalo will have to find a way to solve Del Bianco if they want to bring the series back to Buffalo for a third and deciding game.

Game two goes Saturday May 25 in Calgary 9 PM ET face off.


Game 1 Saturday, May 18 7:30 pm ET KeyBank Center Buffalo, NY

Game 2 Saturday, May 25 9:00 pm ET Scotiabank Saddledome Calgary, AB

Game 3 Friday, May 31 8:00 pm ET KeyBank Center Buffalo, NY


At least the season won’t extend into June. 

Box Score

Attendance 11,635

The Bandits are moving on to the NLL Cup Finals vs the Calgary Roughnecks. The Bandits trailed the Rock 3-2 in the second quarter and went on a six goal run that stretched between the second and third quarters to take control of the game and punch their ticket to the NLL Cup Finals.

Corey Small led the Bandits with three goals and Matt Vinc made 43 saves for the Bandits.

NLL Cup Finals Game One Saturday May 18 Calgary at Buffalo  7:30 PM ET

Box Score

Attendance 8,900

Christian Del Bianco made 47 saves on 51 shots to help the Roughnecks advance to the NLL Cup Finals. Dane Dobbie led the Roughnecks with two goals and four assists.

Colorado was held scoreless for almost 33 minutes before Ryan Lee solved Christian Del Bianco 2:54 in the third quarter and got the Mammoth on the board and stopped a three goal run by the Roughnecks. The  Roughnecks only scored two goals at even strength and one with the extra attacker.

Plenty of fans came dressed as empty seats as only 8,900 announced saw the Roughnecks advance to the NLL Cup Finals.


Per #NLLStats tonight’s 12 combined goals ties the lowest goal total in a playoff game since 5/9/09 between New York (9) vs. Buffalo (3).

Box Score

Attendance 5,005

The San Diego Seals were fifteen minutes away from moving on to the West Division Final and hosting the Colorado Mammoth. However, the Calgary Roughnecks had other ideas and used a four goal fourth quarter to advance to the West Division Final and end the Seals season.

Dane Dobbie led the Roughnecks with three goals and four assists. Christian Del Bianco made 43 saves in between the pipes for the Roughnecks.  Turner Evans led the Seals with three goals and one assist.

Only if Austin Staats stayed healthy….

The Calgary Roughnecks will host the Colorado Mammoth Friday May 10 faceoff is set for 9 PM ET.

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Attendance 8,862

Swarm led 5-4 after fifteen minutes and got outscored 9-3 by the Rock over the next thirty minutes and a late Swarm comeback fell short.

Tom Schreiber led the Rock with four goals and one assist. Nick Rose made 35 saves for the Rock.  Lyle “snip the ponytail” Thompson led the Swarm with three goals and four assists.

The Rock advance and will travel to Buffalo for the East Division Final.

The East Division Final will take place on Saturday May 11 in Buffalo. Faceoff is set for 7:30 PM ET


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Attendance 11,776

The Bandits got off to a fast start jumping out to a 3-0 and the hole was too deep for the offensively challenged Black Wolves to dig out of.  Dhane Smith led the Bandits with two goals and five assists.  Matt Vinc made 47 saves to help the Bandits advance to the East Division Finals.

Buffalo will host the winner of the Toronto – Georgia.



Box Score

Attendance 11,658

Colorado pulls off Mammoth upset on the road in overtime.  Joey Cupido scored the game winning goal for the Mammoth 4:04 into overtime.

Colorado now waits to play the winner of Calgary – San Diego.

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Looks like the NLL is doing the bare minimum to drum up interest and exposure in the playoffs and given the choice of announcers the mute button will come in handy.

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Attendance 5263

Slow start dooms New England. Knighthawks came out flying and jumped out to a 4-0 lead before Stephen LeBlanc, stopped the bleeding for the Black Wolves.  Aaron Bold played only 21:39 giving up nine goals on 26 shots before being pulled in favor of Doug Jamieson.  Knighthawks took a 11-4 lead into halftime. Aaron Bold was back between the pipes for the Black Wolves  to start the third quarter.  New England came out after halftime and went on a 4-0 run to close the gap to 11-8, but the comeback attempt fell short. Black Wolves forward  Kevin Crowley was invisible all night and held scoreless.