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Bandits beaten in OT again

DENVER -- It wasn't as lopsided as last May's seven-goal loss in the Champion's Cup final, but the Buffalo Bandits still can't figure out a way to beat the Colorado Mammoth.

Former Canisius College standout Dan Carey scored his fourth goal on Colorado's fifth possession of overtime Saturday to send the Bandits to an 11-10 defeat at the Pepsi Center.

OT continues to baffle the Bandits (1-2). Both defeats this season have come beyond regulation. Buffalo has lost seven of its last eight OT contests and drops to 10-12 in sudden death.

Colorado (3-0) has won eight straight, since a 14-12 loss to the Bandits at HSBC Arena last April 8.

Kevin Dostie had given the Bandits a 10-9 lead with 4:51 remaining but rookie defenseman Jason Bloom tied it with 1:51 to go in regulation. John Tavares put the ball past Colorado goalie Gee Nash on Buffalo's final possession of the fourth quarter but just after the horn had sounded.

Nash blunted four Buffalo possessions in OT until Bandits goalie Mike Thompson got a solid piece of Carey's game-winning shot, but allowed the ball to trickle through his pads and over the goal line.

Tavares had three goals, while Dan Teat and Cory Bomberry scored twice for the Bandits, who host the Minnesota Swarm Saturday.

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