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Minnesota Swarm vs Rochester Knighthawks NLL 2015 Photo Credit- Scott Pierson
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NLL Report: Week 6 Recap, LaxAllStars of the Week


Crawford Has Monumental Goal in Swarm OT Win Over KHawks

Takeaway Moments

The first overtime win of the weekend went to the Minnesota Swarm moving them to 3-2… The Knighthawks fall to 2-3 after the 7-6 Swarm victory at the Xcel Energy Center… Callum Crawford had the game winning goal which marked the 200th goal of his NLL career… Zach Higgins had his best night of 2015 making 35 saves on 41 shots… Logan Schuss led with a hat trick and 1 assistMiles Thompson had 1 goal and 2 assists in the wins… attendance was over 9.6k.

Dan Dawson and Cody Jamieson were the only Hawks to achieve 2 goals in the game… Matt Vinc had a strong night with 42 of 49 shots saved… Dylan Evans went 9-16 on draws and picked up 10 loose balls for Rochester… Paul Dawson racked up 22 minutes of penalty time with some aggressive play simultaneous with Crawford’s dagger.


Rochester Knighthawks vs Minnesota Swarm box score

MD’s Take

The Knighthawks have had a few too many hiccups to get the season kicked off. Jamieson and Walters are consistently grabbing a goal or two per game, but this offense is desperate for more. Playing 2 quarters without scoring can’t happen in the NLL, especially against a struggling goaltender like Zach Higgins. Rochester has to head on the road to Buffalo and New England this weekend. Buffalo is looking for revenge over the Hawks and they’re coming off a big OT win while New England is looking to get their ship back on course proving to be a tough weekend for ROC.

On the other hand, Higgins and the Minnesota defense got the confidence booster that they really needed to keep pushing forward. Schuss is there for Minnesota where they need him and is helping Miles Thompson get into his groove, likely leading to back-to-back rookie of the year honors for the Swarm. This weekend the Swarm have a home and away trade with first place Toronto, if they split the two they will still be sitting pretty above .500 in a very close East Division this season.

Around the League

“We were battling, we were moving the ball and there were five seconds left,” Callum said of his game-winning shot. “I just wanted to get it on net and good things happen when you shoot the ball. I think just getting a win against a three-time defending champ is huge.”

“How fitting is it for Callum Crawford to not only get his 200th, but to get that,” Sullivan said.


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NLL Report TOC

1 – Results & Pick ‘Em
2 – Swarm/Knighthawks
3 – Bandits/Roughnecks
4 – LaxAllStars of the Week