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Injury problems. The Bandits' woes in this department became more serious on Saturday morning. Star forward Dhane Smith suffered a lower-body injury during the shootaround, and had to be helped off the field. It would be a surprise if he played tonight. In addition, Billy Dee Smith said he tore a hamstring and wouldn't be able to play for at least six weeks. Craig Engl…

This season could be the last rodeo for Anthony Cosmo. The 39-year-old goalie for the Buffalo Bandits is about to finish his 17th year in the National Lacrosse League. He heads into Saturday’s home game with the Georgia Swarm (7:30 p.m., Radio 1520 AM) not knowing how many more times he’ll be playing before the enthusiastic crowds at the KeyBank Center. “My body is…

On Friday night, the Buffalo Bandits started very slowly but went on a long run to pull away and defeat the Toronto Rock. They reversed the pattern on Saturday night. The Bandits jumped to an 8-3 lead early in the second quarter. However, Georgia took control of the game for the most part from there, and went on to a 17-16 victory in Duluth, Ga. It was a damaging …

TORONTO - The Buffalo Bandits' playoff hopes looked all but extinguished 20 minutes into their game against the Toronto Rock on Friday night. They trailed by a 6-1 score early in the second quarter, and the offense looked dismal. Then somebody threw the switch. It might have been any member of the Bandits' defense, which turned into a dominating unit. It might have b…

TORONTO - The Buffalo Bandits playoff hopes grew a bit in size on Friday night, thanks to one of their best wins of the season. The Bandits started slowly, but went on a 9-0 run to take control of the game against the Toronto Rock. Buffalo finished with a stunning 13-8 win in the Air Canada Centre. The Bandits don't keep a record for consecutive goals. However, they …

The Buffalo Bandits visit the Toronto Rock at 7:30 p.m. in a must-win game for the Bandits' playoff chances. http://buffalonews.com/2017/04/14/five-things-bandits-rock-game-tonight/?utm_campaign=puma&utm_medium=social&utm_source=Facebook#link_time=1492174732 Live updates and observations from our staff and selected accounts are below. A Twitter List by TBNSports …

Win or else. Yes, if the Bandits lose in Toronto their playoff hopes aren't completely, finally done. But they could see it from there. A great deal would have to break in their direction to keep them alive, and that's asking a lot. Winning this game would mean you could still hear their pulse. Remember, two losses this weekend and the Bandits' hopes are finished. B…

The Buffalo Bandits' playoff chances are slim headed into the weekend. By late Saturday night, they could be at zero. That sums up the team's situation as it plays two games in two nights against the two best teams in the National Lacrosse League's East Division. Buffalo will be in Toronto on Friday night to take on the Rock (7:30 p.m., Radio 550 AM). Then there's a …

The Buffalo Bandits’ playoff chances took a good-sized hit on Saturday. The Calgary Roughnecks handed the Bandits a 13-8 loss – their third straight defeat – in the Scotiabank Saddledome. Buffalo faces a large hill if it hopes to return to the postseason, just a year after the team reached the National Lacrosse League finals. The Bandits had an offensive breakd…

The Buffalo Bandits visit the Calgary Roughnecks at 9 p.m. Live updates and observations from our staff and selected accounts are below. A Twitter List by TBNSports Check back for more on the Bandits and the NLL.

It’s said that defense wins championships in most sports. If that’s true, maybe that’s one of the reasons the Buffalo Bandits are having trouble in the 2017 season as they try to return to the National Lacrosse League finals. The Bandits went into Saturday night’s game in Calgary - which will get underway at 9 p.m. Buffalo time (Radio 1520 AM, nlltv.com) - havin…

Anthony Malcom and his National Lacrosse League team, the Buffalo Bandits, have had a lot in common this season. Both started the season with major problems, made something of a recovery, and then suffered setbacks. Time is running out on both of them in their efforts to salvage the 2017 season. Malcom and the Bandits will be in Calgary on Saturday night to play the …

If the Buffalo Bandits were hoping to start a successful stretch drive on Saturday night, they probably needed a different opponent. The Saskatchewan Rush simply refused to cooperate. The Rush took a 17-14 decision from the Bandits before 16,419 at the KeyBank Center. It was Buffalo’s second straight loss, dropping the team’s record to 5-8. “They’re the de…

The rematch of last year's National Lacrosse League finals on Saturday night looked a little like the 2016 playoff games between the teams. That is to say, Saskatchewan was just a little better. The Rush held off the Buffalo Bandits,  17-14, at KeyBank Center. The Bandits fell to 5-8, while Saskatchewan moved to 9-4. Buffalo fought out of an early hole to get cl…

We're on hand as the Buffalo Bandits host the Saskatchewan Rush at 7:30 p.m. Get ready for the game with Budd Bailey's look at the Bandits' playoff chances. Live updates from our staff, along with selected accounts, are below. A Twitter List by TBNSports Check back for complete coverage after the game.