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The Buffalo Bandits tried to rally from a four-goal deficit in the fourth quarter Saturday night at KeyBank Center before a crowd of 12,459. The Bandits didn’t get there, however, falling a goal short in a 7-6 loss to the Philadelphia Wings and dropping to 6-3 on the season. The Wings also are 6-3. It was the second loss in a row for Buffalo, which fell to the Toront…

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The Bandits return home after a two-game Canadian road trip to host Philadelphia at 7 p.m. Saturday night at the KeyBank Center. Buffalo (6-2) had a long road trip as part of back-to-back games last weekend. The team defeated Vancouver last Friday night but fell to Toronto on Sunday, snapping a five-game win streak. Buffalo will start afresh in friendly territory, wh…

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The Buffalo Bandits took down Vancouver by their largest victory margin of the season Friday night, beating the Warriors, 15-8. Corey Small had a hat trick to lead all Bandits scorers. Dhane Smith’s eight points (two goals, six assists) were a team-high. Buffalo jumped out to a 4-2 lead after the first quarter thanks to three consecutive goals from Smith, Josh Byrne …

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A late Bandits rally forced overtime where Corey Small delivered a game-winning goal to lift Buffalo over Rochester, 16-15, Friday night at the KeyBank Center. Chris Cloutier scored with seven seconds left to force the extra period. Buffalo improved to 5-1 overall with the win and stayed in contention with NLL North-leading Halifax (6-1). The Thunderbirds fell to Toront…

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The Buffalo Bandits will host the “new” Rochester Knighthawks for the first time on Friday at 7:30 p.m. (Radio 1520). At 4-1, the Bandits' lone loss came at the hands of the “old” Rochester Knighthawks, who are now known as the Halifax Thunderbirds. The Bandits have continued the success they had last season, making the NLL finals but found themselves in a tough spot…

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Josh Byrne scored seven goals for Buffalo but it took a shot that ricocheted off the backside of the Colorado goalkeeper in overtime that gave the Bandits’ a 13-12 victory over the Mammoth on Saturday night in Denver. Corey Small got the winner at 1:59 of overtime on a shot that deflected off goalie Dillon Ward, off the post, off Ward’s backside and trickled into the ne…

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The Buffalo Bandits will look for their third straight win as they travel to Colorado to play the Mammoth. Face-off is scheduled for 9:30 p.m. at the Pepsi Center in Denver (Radio 1520). Buffalo sits in second place in the NLL North Division at 3-1 overall while Colorado is second in the West at 4-3 overall. The Mammoth have scored 68 goals so far this season, which …

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Chris Cloutier scored the winner with 5:29 left to play and Matt Gilray added an empty-net score Saturday night in the Buffalo Bandits’ tense 10-8 National Lacrosse League victory over the Toronto Rock at KeyBank Center. After a slow start, the Bandits took a 7-5 lead by scoring six times in a wide-open second period, wiping out a 3-1 Toronto lead. Josh Byrne scored …

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The Buffalo Bandits return to the KeyBank Center on Saturday night to host longtime rival Toronto at 7 p.m. The Bandits enter the game at 2-1 after a 16-10 win at Georgia last Saturday. Toronto is 3-1 overall and holds second place in the NLL North division after the Rock defeated Rochester, 13-12. It will be the first meeting between the cross-border rivals since…

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The Buffalo Bandits broke through the Georgia Swarm defense in a big way Saturday night at Infinite Energy Arena in Duluth, Ga. The Bandits scored 11 first half goals on the way to a commanding lead and pinned a 16-10 loss on the Swarm before an announced crowd of 8,585. Chris Cloutier, Chase Fraser and Josh Byrne scored three goals each for Buffalo, which took an 11…

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Buffalo will be on the road for the first time this season as the Bandits travel to the Peach State for a game against the Georgia Swarm at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Infinite Energy Arena in Duluth, Ga. It will be the only scheduled meeting between the two teams in the regular season. Both teams are nursing losses; Buffalo (1-1) fell to Halifax, 15-10, on Dec. 28 whi…

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Call it rust, but the Buffalo Bandits were soundly defeated at home by Halifax, 15-10, in their first action in three weeks Saturday night at the KeyBank Center. Buffalo (1-1) was held scoreless in the second quarter while the Thunderbirds (3-0) went on a 9-0 run and made it 13-4. Cody Jamieson and Ryan Benesch each had a hat trick for Halifax. Benesch led the team w…

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The Buffalo Bandits are back in action Saturday as they host the Halifax Thunderbirds at the KeyBank Center at 7 p.m. (ESPN 1520). It will be the first-ever contest between the two teams. Halifax was born from the Rochester Nighthawks, which moved to Nova Scotia in the offseason. The Thunderbirds have won their first two games this season over two expansion teams, th…

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The Buffalo Bandits opened the 2019-20 season with a 13-10 victory over the San Diego Seals at the KeyBank Center on Saturday night. Dhane Smith, Chris Cloutier and Corey Small each had a hat trick for the Bandits. First-round pick Brent Noseworthy, the University of Michigan’s all-time leading scorer, had an assist in his first NLL game. Two local products were o…