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The Buffalo Bandits' playoff aspirations come down to the final week of the regular season. The Toronto Rock, facing elimination with a loss, spoiled Buffalo's playoff-clinching opportunity and the team's fifth annual Tucker Out Lymphoma Night Saturday. A pair of Toronto forwards notched five-point performances as the Rock bested Buffalo, 16-11, in front of a season-hig…

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Toronto's Adam Jones, a Canisius College graduate, notched three goals and two assists as the desperate Rock handed the Buffalo Bandits a 16-11 loss Saturday night at KeyBank Center. Buffalo was led by Mitch Jones and Shawn Evans, who both had three goals and an assist. Dhane Smith had one goal and four assists. Road to the playoffs: Buffalo needed a win and for the …

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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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Faceoff: Friday vs. Saskatchewan at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at Georgia at 4:05 p.m. Online: NLL TV. Radio: 1520 AM. Records: Buffalo 6-5, Saskatchewan 10-2, Georgia 5-7. Last time out: The Bandits' offense struggled against the Colorado Mammoth's backup goalie, Steve Fryer, in a low-scoring affair in the Pepsi Center on March 3. Buffalo ended the game on a three-goal…

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Shawn Evans knows he isn't joining the Bandits as the most popular man in Buffalo. His reputation as one of the most irritating agitators in the National Lacrosse League goes back years, and Buffalo fans have seen it up close. He's spent most of his career with two Bandits rivals, the Rochester Knighthawks and New England Black Wolves, consistently getting under players…

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The Buffalo Bandits made one of the biggest splashes in franchise history Wednesday, acquiring forward Shawn Evans and a 2019 fourth-round pick from the New England Black Wolves in exchange for forward Callum Crawford and a 2019 second-round pick. Evans has won the National Lacrosse League Most Valuable Player award twice, in 2013 with the Calgary Roughnecks and 2015 wi…