Realty One

Saturday, June 2, 2018

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Matt Vinc made 47 saves as the Rochester Knighthawks defeated the Saskatchewan Rush 13-8 on Saturday to draw even in the National Lacrosse League championship series.

Josh Currier scored four goals, while Graeme Hossack and Cody Jamieson added two each for Rochester, which won its 15th straight home playoff game to extend a league record.

Jeff Shattler scored three goals and Ryan Keenan added two for Saskatchewan, which is looking for its second championship in three years. Evan Kirk made 39 saves for the Rush.

The best-of-three series will be decided next Saturday in Saskatoon, just the second time in the five-year history of the three-game format that a decisive third game will be needed.

Saskatchewan scored on two of its first three shots to take an early lead. Defence then prevailed on both sides before Currier scored midway through the first quarter. The Knighthawks then scored twice in a 1:06 span late in the frame before Keenan tallied with 3.2 seconds remaining to tie the game at 3-3.

Austin Shanks gave Rochester a 4-3 lead with a short-handed goal 26 seconds into the second quarter, and Currier gave the Knighthawks a two-goal cushion at the 5:08 mark after cutting across from the left side and sneaking a shot past Kirk.

(The Canadian Press)


Anonymous said...

Oh oh Rush here you go again Go Knighthawks Go

Anonymous said...

oh oh is rite! Mr.Urban had better make room in his pockets for final "home" game! Tis why u play for 1st place during the year,15000 rabid fans,win championship @ home!!

Anonymous said...

Conspiracy theory, Rush throw the game to get another home game 15,000 x $50 = $750,000

Anonymous said...

Surprisingly plenty of tickets still available. I imagine they are not too worried yet as they likely will sell most if not all by game time, but you would think there would be more of a rush on Rush tickets given this is a winner take all game. Maybe fans are losing interest, and the fad/trending factor is wearing off. It appears to be less hype than what there was two years ago or even last year as those games sold out in advance with less season tickets holders.