NLL: Calgary Roughnecks Playoff Preview

April 23, 2013

It took a dramatic overtime win in the last game of the season, but the Calgary Roughnecks won the NLL West Division for the third straight year and fourth time in five years. Calgary is now the second seed in the playoffs and will hold home field advantage for at least two rounds of their quest for the Champion’s Cup. But first things first. On Saturday night, the Roughnecks host…

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NLL: Evans and Veltman Step Up To Take Division Title

April 21, 2013

Shawn Evans scored his first goal of the game and 10th point of the night to give the Calgary Roughnecks a 12-11 overtime victory over the Edmonton Rush. The win means that the Roughnecks, Rush and Washington Stealth all finish with identical 9-7 records on the season, but Calgary takes first place by virtue of the tie-breaker system. The Rush slides down to third seed in the West with the…

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NLL: Battle of Alberta Will Decide West Champion

April 20, 2013

When the Edmonton Rush host the Calgary Roughnecks Saturday night in their final game of the regular season, the winner not only takes home the Homes by Avi Battle of Alberta trophy, they also earn the top seed in the NLL West Division for the postseason. Calgary (8-7) currently enjoys a two-games-to-one advantage over the Rush (9-6) in their season series, but Edmonton has the edge in goals for/against. If…

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NLL Week 16: What’s at Stake

April 18, 2013

Going into the final weekend of regular season play in the NLL, six of the eight postseason spots have been claimed, with two more yet to be determined. Moreover, only one team has locked up a home game, so there is still a lot yet to be determined. Such is life in a league with such parity among the teams. Here’s what we do know: The Toronto Rock have locked…

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NLL: Knighthawks Hang on to Beat Roughnecks In Shootout

April 14, 2013

The Rochester Knighthawks beat the Calgary Roughnecks 15-14 in a Saturday night contest in Calgary. The win improves Rochester’s record to 7-7, solidifying their hold on second place in the East, while Calgary drops to 8-7 and second place in the West. Rochester had not given up more than 11 goals in a game since a Jan. 19 loss to the Buffalo Bandits, but their offense, led by Dan Dawson’s…

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NLL: Knighthawks Visit Roughnecks In Critical Contest

April 13, 2013

The Calgary Roughnecks host the Rochester Knighthawks Saturday night in a game that could seal the fate of either team heading into the postseason. The Roughnecks have already secured a playoff spot, but their success or failure in their last two games will determine how they get seeded. The Knighthawks can punch their own ticket to the postseason with a win either in Calgary or on Sunday in Edmonton against…

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NLL: Western Division Playoff Picture Remains Unclear

April 12, 2013

With just two weeks remaining in the NLL regular season, three teams have punched their ticket to the postseason, but the remaining two still have a legitimate shot at finding a way in and the seeding of the division remains wide open. The Calgary Roughnecks, Edmonton Rush and Washington Stealth are all knotted at the top with identical 8-6 records. But it isn’t quite as simple as that. The Stealth…

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NLL: Stealth Outlast Roughnecks in Rubber Match

April 7, 2013

Tyler Richards turned aside 48 shots to lead the Washington Stealth to a 12-11 victory over the Calgary Roughnecks Saturday night. One week after costing his team a win by taking a five-minute major in the fourth quarter that gave the Roughnecks a chance to take an insurmountable lead, T-Rich was on his game from start to finish, shutting down the vaunted Calgary offense. He also got a ton of…

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NLL: Third Meeting Between Roughnecks and Stealth Goes Saturday

April 6, 2013

The Calgary Roughnecks host the Washington Stealth Saturday night in their third and final meeting of the 2013 regular season. Both teams have won one game in this series so far, with the Roughnecks taking their contest last weekend following a late-game surge. Calgary is currently tied with the Edmonton Rush for first place in the NLL West Division with an 8-5 record while the Stealth are in second at…

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NLL: Riggers Beat Stealth in Tale of Two Goaltenders

March 31, 2013

After trailing for most of the game, the Calgary Roughnecks rallied for seven goals in the fourth quarter to snatch a 13-11 win in Washington against the Stealth. The victory moves Calgary (8-5) into a tie with the Edmonton Rush for first place in the West Division while Washington (7-6) remains in second place. After ending the first quarter tied at 3-3, the Stealth scored 30 seconds into the second…

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