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Buffalo Bandits gameday: Bandits vs. Calgary Roughnecks

Faceoff: 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Online: NLL TV, Twitter.

Radio: 1520 AM

Records: Buffalo 1-2, Calgary 1-2.

Last time out: The Bandits defense gave up at least 20 goals for the second game in a row, falling to the Toronto Rock, 20-13, Saturday at the Air Canada Centre. Calgary also lost, but the Roughnecks' issues were on the offensive end. The Colorado Mammoth held Calgary to three goals in a second half in an 11-7 Mammoth victory.

Rough stretch: The Bandits have lost two straight games, giving up 41 goals combined to the Rochester Knighthawks and Toronto. The Bandits held a players' only meeting after the Toronto game and captain Steve Priolo met with head coach Troy Cordingley to discuss what's not working.

"The mentality is fine," forward Callum Crawford said. "We know everything that's going on is within the locker room. We know we can fix all that. It's not on one side of the ball, either. ... We have to be better as a team, complete."

Tweet tweet: For the second time this season, the Bandits are featured in the NLL's Twitter Game of the Week. That means you can watch the Calgary game online for free by going to the @NLL Twitter page.

Standings update: Despite losing two straight, Buffalo hasn't dug itself a hole in the standings. The Bandits are tied with Toronto and the Georgia Swarm for the third and final playoff spot from the East Division. Rochester and the New England Black Wolves are both 2-1.

Unfamiliar foes: Calgary, a member of the West Division, rarely makes the trip out to Buffalo. This is the Roughnecks first game at KeyBank Center since Jan. 6, 2016. The Bandits won that game, 10-9, thanks to a late go-ahead goal by Dhane Smith.

Milestone achieved: Crawford had his best game as a Bandit last week, notching three goals and two assists to reach 800 career points.

X's and O's: Calgary enters the contest ranked last in the NLL in scoring, totaling only 28 goals in three games. The Roughnecks have particularly struggled in settled offensive sets, scoring on a league-low 11 percent of non-transition 5-on-5 shots according to Moneyball Lacrosse.

Riley Loewen leads the team with six goals. He's done a good job creating opportunities for himself this season. Curtis Dickson leads the team with nine points, the smallest total for a team point leader in the league.

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