Bandits rally to beat Roughnecks 12-10

10 different players score in Buffalo's fourth-straight win

Dave Buchanan
February 16, 2019 - 11:33 pm

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The Buffalo Bandits earned their fourth-straight win as they rallied from behind to beat the Calgary Roughnecks, 12-10 on Saturday night at KeyBank Center. 

Buffalo did not hold a lead until 6:12 of the fourth quarter when the recently acquired Chris Cloutier buried a pass from Jordan Durston to go ahead 10-9. Cloutier was one of ten goal scorers for the Bandits on the night. 

Curtis Dickson tied the game for the Roughnecks on his fourth goal of the night, but Dhane Smith responded 23 seconds later to give Buffalo the lead for good. Ethan O' Connor added some insurance with just over two minutes to go in regulation. Dickson hit the crossbar after a feed pass from Mitch Wilde. Ian MacKay scooped the loose ball and turned it up the floor where he fed O'Connor on a breakaway to seal the victory. 

Smith, Durston and Corey Small led the Bandits with four points each. Steve Priolo had a pair of goals for the second game in a row. Matt Vinc made 40 saves on 50 shots and surrendered just two goals in the second half. 

The Bandits improve to 8-2 and stay in the race for first place in the NLL East. They kept pace with 7-1 Toronto, who won on Friday night. Buffalo heads east on the New York State Thruway on Friday to play the Rochester Knighthawks for the third and final time this season. 

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