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NLL Report: Week 6 Recap, LaxAllStars of the Week


Bandits Rob Calgary of First Win with OT Dagger

Takeaway Moments

The Calgary Roughnecks slip to a miserable 0-5 with OT loss on Saturday… the Buffalo Bandits move to 3-2 and 1 game behind the first place Rock… Dhane Smith had the night of his career, tying his record high of 5 goals and setting a career high with 10 pointsChad Culp had 3 goals and 3 assists while Ryan Benesch earned 2 goals and 6 assists in the win…

Curtis Dickson and Shawn Evans each had 2 goals and 6 assists in the loss… Darryl Veltman and Jeff Shattler both earned hat tricks… Karsen Leung and Dane Dobbie finished with 2 goals and 3 assists… both teams’ goalies exchanged saves in OT before Jerome Thompson put the nail in Calgary’s coffin… attendance recorded 10.3k fan in the Saddledome.

Box Score

Buffalo Bandits at Calgary Roughnecks box score

MD’s Take

Everyone seems to be left scratching their heads on how the defending West champs have fallen to a dismal 0-5 record to start 2015. Each loss is one heartbreak after another and it’s not because of a lack of effort. The need to step back, take a breath and shake if off before walking into Vancouver’s barn this weekend. They can focus all of their effort on only one game this weekend and they will be hungry to get back on the floor with the Stealth who got the best of them last time around with an 11 goal run.

Big Dhane showed up for up this week and the Bandits are going to rely on him for another big weekend as they try to get their revenge with Rochester at home in the First Niagara Center. They had 10 different runners collect at least one point against Calgary, now they need to work on tightening down on defense and continuing to stay out of the penalty box. Last time Thompson struggled to find footing against Rochester. Getting Hiana going  will be a huge determining factor in the outcome.

Around the League

“One thing about leadership is – when you’re in the dumps near the bottom – that’s when you step up,” said Malawsky. “It’s easy to fold and finger point, but we’re not doing that in that (locker) room. We’re going to continue to battle, we’re going to go to Vancouver, a massive game for us next weekend and we’re going to saddle up, we’re going to prepare ourselves accordingly during the week and we’re going to give it our best effort out there.”


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NLL Report TOC

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