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Bandits receive no help from Stealth

The Buffalo Bandits didn’t get any help late Saturday night in their attempt to clinch second place in the National League East and guarantee themselves a home playoff game.

The Toronto Rock defeated the Vancouver Stealth, 17-9, in British Columbia. That improved the Rock’s record to 6-9, while the Bandits are 8-6. Toronto can clinch a playoff spot next week with a win over Philadelphia.

However, the Rock’s win on Saturday was very costly. Garrett Billings suffered a season-ending knee injury. The forward is the league’s leading scorer with 102 points and is the first player in league history to have three straight 100-point seasons.

The Bandits could have clinched a home playoff game on Saturday, but instead lost to Calgary. Buffalo goes back on the road this Saturday to play the Swarm in Minnesota.

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