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Faceoff: 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Online: NLL TV, Twitter. Radio: WGR 550 AM. Records: Buffalo 8-8, Toronto 7-9. Last time out: The Bandits went ice cold last Saturday at the Calgary Roughnecks, failing to score for the entirety of the third quarter and half of the fourth. That allowed Calgary to go on a 10-0 run and win, 16-9. Roughnecks forward Holden Cattoni scor…

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Faceoff: 9 p.m. Saturday. Online: NLL TV. Radio: 1520 AM. Records: Buffalo 8-7, Calgary 6-9. Last time out: The Bandits enjoyed their final off week of the season last weekend. Buffalo was last in action on March 31, when the team defeated the New England Black Wolves for the second time in eight days. The rookies shined, as Josh Byrne scored four goals and two…

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Every game against a divisional foe is reminiscent of a playoff game for the Buffalo Bandits with how close the East Division standings are. Buffalo entered the weekend as one of four teams tied atop the division at 7-7. Saturday's foe, the New England Black Wolves, sat a half game behind the pack at 6-7. "That one was a must-win for us," Bandits forward Josh Byrne said…

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Buffalo Bandits forward Josh Byrne looks like the can't-miss lefty prospect he was billed as at the halfway point of the season. The first-overall pick in last year's National Lacrosse League draft leads rookies in all three main offensive statistical categories heading into Saturday's home game against the Rochester Knighthawks (7:30 p.m., 1520 AM). The rest of the …

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Faceoff: 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Online: NLL TV. Radio: 1520 AM. Records: Buffalo 6-3, Rochester 4-6. Last time out: The Bandits' first back-to-back of the season was wildly successful, as Buffalo defeated New England on the road on Friday, 18-13, and Georgia at home on Saturday, 18-9. The pair of victories, which extended Buffalo's winning streak to four games, th…

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Faceoff: 7:30 p.m. Friday at New England at Mohegan Sun Arena; 7:30 p.m. Saturday vs. Georgia at KeyBank Center Online: NLL TV Radio: 1520 AM Records: Buffalo 4-3, New England 4-2, Georgia 3-3 Last time out: Buffalo avenged an early-season blowout loss to Rochester, defeating the Knighthawks 16-14 thanks to 11 points from Dhane Smith and five goals from Josh By…

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TORONTO -- The Buffalo Bandits may have a defensive problem. Last week's 21-11 loss to the Rochester Knighthawks could be written off. The K-Hawks are one of the hottest offenses in the league, burying both the Bandits and Calgary Roughnecks in their first two games. But after allowing 20 goals again, this time in a 20-13 loss to the Toronto Rock Saturday, there's so…

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The Buffalo Bandits earned an impressive win in their season opener, downing the highly-touted Toronto Rock 13-9 in front of an announced crowd of 11,516. Buffalo pulled away in the fourth, outscoring the Rock 6-2. Ten different players found the back of the net for the Bandits. Byrne, baby, Byrne: Buffalo's Josh Byrne, the first-overall pick in this year's NLL Draft, t…

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Buffalo Bandits General Manager Steve Dietrich preached fighting complacency during last year's training camp. The Bandits were coming off a trip to the Champions Cup and brought back nearly the entire roster for another crack at the Saskatchewan Rush. "Maybe I was the most complacent of the group," Dietrich said. A roster previously good enough to win the division t…

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After an off-season of revamping, the Buffalo Bandits opened their training camp this weekend looking to move past a last place finish in the National Lacrosse League last season. The regular season is less than a month away, but there are decisions to be made before the Bandits start their 27th season of play. Here are five things you need to know as the Bandits kick o…