NLL: Banditland party to continue in NLL Cup as Buffalo defeats Toronto 12-8

May 12, 2019

The party will continue in Buffalo after the Bandits defeated the Toronto Rock 12-8 on Saturday night in the NLL’s Eastern Division final. The Bandits will host games one and three (if necessary) of the NLL Cup beginning next Saturday, May 18 against the Calgary Roughnecks. The Bandits have won the Cup four previous times, but three of those wins came in the 90s. Their most recent championship was 2008…

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NLL: Heated battle in Buffalo tonight

May 11, 2019

Tonight the Buffalo Bandits and the Toronto Rock will meet for only the sixth time in the playoffs, which is surprising given the teams rivalry and dislike of one another. They last met in 2014 with Buffalo winning 15-13. Toronto holds a 3-2 record (1-1 in Buffalo). During the regular season the Rock won the season series 2-1, splitting the two meetings in Buffalo. Buffalo holds the number one overall…

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NLL: Bandits headed to East Division final

May 7, 2019

Dhane Smith, Shawn Evans and Matt Vinc lead the Bandits to Eastern Division final Saturday night the Buffalo Bandits moved ahead in their quest for the NLL Cup by defeating the New England Blackwolves 13-6 in front of 11,776 fans at the KeyBank Center. This marks the fourth time this season the Bandits have defeated New England, and a streak of eight that started on February 19, 2017. The Bandits…

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NLL: First-place Bandits down red-hot Seals

April 30, 2019

The Buffalo Bandits soundly defeated the San Diego Seals 18-7 in San Diego in a late Saturday night game this past weekend. The three stars of the game should come as no surprise – Shawn Evans, Jordan Durston and Matt Vinc. According to Nick Konotopskyj of bandits.com, “This was the Bandits 14th win on the regular season which sets a franchise record for wins in a season. They finished the…

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NLL: Bandits secure first place

April 24, 2019

There’s no place like home, especially during the playoffs. For the Buffalo Bandits, they’ll enjoy being home for as long as they’re in the postseason as their 12-6 win over the New England Black Wolves and the Philadelphia Wings’ 19-14 victory over the Georgia Swarm clinched home floor advantage for Buffalo. Their first-round matchup will be against the Black Wolves on Saturday, May 4th at 7:30 p.m. Head coach John Tavares…

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NLL: Slade the OT hero as Rock down Bandits

April 9, 2019

Overtime heroics by Brandon Slade of the Toronto Rock earned the team a season series sweep of their Eastern Division rivals – the Buffalo Bandits – in a thrilling 12-11 victory on Friday night at Scotiabank Arena. In two monumental moments, Slade scored two pivotal goals for the Rock as he tied the game at 11 with 3:03 left to play in the fourth. That would serve as a mere…

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NLL: Bandits prevent rival Rock from clinching playoff spot

March 26, 2019

The Buffalo Bandits told the fat lady to wait for another game as they came back from a four-goal deficit to beat the Toronto Rock 8-6 on Saturday night at KeyBank Center. The Bandits, of course, sit on top of the NLL standings and were the first team to clinch a playoff berth. The win prevented the Rock, who started the season strong but are 1-4 in their last five…

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NLL: Bandits best Rush 12-11 in OT

March 17, 2019

In a see-saw battle, the Buffalo Bandits earned a 12-11 overtime win against the Saskatchewan Rush in Saturday night action. The Bandits improve to a league-best 11-3 record with the win, while the Rush (6-5) drop to second place in the West Division, behind the surprising expansion franchise San Diego Seals. Buffalo opened the scoring with two quick goals in the first 3:37 of the game. Saskatchewan responded with two…

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