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Minnesota Swarm
(5-5 H 3-1 A 2-4)

Calgary Roughnecks
(6-5 H 4-3 A 2-2)

Patterson and Benesch Break Records and the Necks

Friday, March 26, 2010
Calgary, Alberta
Attendance: 10,486

In the third quarter of the game between the Minnesota Swarm and the Calgary Roughnecks, it was raining cats and dogs all over Swarm goaltender Nick Patterson. One thought how can Patterson withstand the deluge which appeared to be unstoppable. Don't know he did it but Patterson sure did as he stopped a team record 59 shots on goal to lead the Swarm to a huge division victory over the Roughnecks by a score of 17-13 at the Pengrowth Saddledome.

Patterson's 59 saves broke his own record of 54 against Philadelphia on February 22, 2008.   Ryan Benesch set Swarm single game records of nine assists and eleven points.  Former Swarm Ryan Ward held both records at seven and ten respectively at least until Friday night.  Benesch assisted on five straight goals from the end of the third through most of the fourth quarter.

The key stretch for the Swarm was in the third quarter when Noah Talbot went to the box for two minutes for holding  and Richard Morgan followed just over a minute later was hit with a five minute crosschecking penalty.  The Roughnecks scored just as the Talbot penalty ended; however, after at least thirteen shots covering the remaining 4:50 of the Morgan penalty, Patterson turned them all away including a period of nearly two minutes when the Swarm could not even scoop up a loose ball to gain a sliver of possession.  That time of perseverance changed the game and the Swarm outscored the Roughnecks 10-5 the rest of the way.

Benesch led the Swarm with eleven points as mentioned above but others did well too.  Callum Crawford had two goals and seven assists.  Aaron Wilson, who will wear the "C" for the rest of season due to Ryan Cousins' firefighter training led the Swarm with four goals and two assists.  Kevin Ross had a hat trick.  Jay Thorimbert got his first ever game winning goal in his NLL career.  Jon Sullivan notched his shorthanded goal of the season at the end of the game, which puts him in a tie for first in the NLL. 

The Roughnecks, who were missing Tracey Kelusky, Kaleb Toth and  Scott Carnegie, were led by ever talkative Dane Dobbie who had five goals and an assist.

The win clinched the season series for the Swarm between the two teams, 2-1.  The series win is the second for the Swarm in the West as they won the series versus Colorado also. The win puts the Swarm only a game behind Saturday night's opponent Edmonton for second place in the West.

Game Links

Joshua Truax's Post Game Write Up Minnesota Swarm Game Center
Box Score

Team Stats 1 2 3 4 F   Sv/S PIM PP SH S SOG LB FO
Minnesota 3 4 3 7 17   59/72 19 5/6 2 52 37 65 11/34
Calgary 3 4 3 3 13   19/35 19 2/6 0 94 72 80 23/34


# Minnesota G A Pts PIM PPG SHG S SOG LB FO
4 Joe Cinosky 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0/1
6 Scott Self 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 5 0/2
7 Dan Marohl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
10 Aaron Wilson 4 2 6 0 3 0 10 6 6 0/0
11 Richard Morgan 1 0 1 5 0 0 1 1 3 0/0
12 Eric Pacey 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0/0
15 Tim Campeau 0 3 3 0 0 0 4 2 3 0/0
16 Noah Talbot 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 0/0
17 Sean Pollock 2 3 5 0 0 0 7 4 1 0/0
21 Ryan Benesch 2 9 11 0 0 0 8 7 6 0/0
22 Andrew Watt 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 5 0/0
23 Jon Sullivan 1 0 1 2 0 1 2 1 6 0/0
34 Nick Inch 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 1 3 0/0
71 Kevin Ross 3 0 3 0 1 1 8 6 3 0/0
75 Jay Thorimbert 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 10 11/31
93 Nick Patterson 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0/0
98 Callum Crawford 2 7 9 0 1 0 8 6 1 0/0
31 Kevin Croswell Back Up Goaltemder
5 Josh Funk Did Not Dress
24 Sean Thomson Did Not Dress
26 Ryan Sharp Did Not Dress
27 Colin Achenbach Did Not Dress
88 Zack Greer Did Not Dress
 
# Minnesota MIN GA Saves Shots Dec  
93 Nick Patterson 60:00 13 59 72 W 4-2  
31 Kevin Croswell 0:00 0 0 0    
 
# Calgary G A Pts PIM PPG SHG S SOG LB FO
4 Devan Wray 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 10/16
7 Rob Van Beek 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0/0
8 Craig Conn 2 2 4 0 0 0 14 12 3 0/0
10 Curtis Manning 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 7 0/0
14 Jeff Moleski 0 2 2 2 0 0 1 1 3 0/0
16 Mike Carnegie 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 3 0/0
19 Josh Sanderson 0 5 5 0 0 0 11 7 3 0/0
20 Bruce Codd 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0/0
26 Craig Gelsvik 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
30 Matt King 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
33 Mike Poulin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
37 Andrew McBride 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0/0
40 Nolan Heavenor 1 3 4 2 0 0 4 4 7 13/18
44 Dane Dobbie 5 1 6 4 2 0 25 20 6 0/0
55 Michael Kilby 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0/0
71 Scott Ranger 2 3 5 0 0 0 12 8 10 0/0
77 Jeff Shattler 1 3 4 2 0 0 19 15 14 0/0
80 Peter McFetridge 2 0 2 0 0 0 6 3 5 0/0
9 Kaleb Toth Did Not Dress
15 Rob Kirkby Did Not Dress
17 Tracey Kelusky Did Not Dress
24 Scott Carnegie Did Not Dress
28 Mark Scherman Did Not Dress
 
# Calgary MIN GA Saves Shots Dec  
33 Mike Poulin 36:28 9 12 21    
30 Matt King 23:31 7 7 14 L 4-4  
  Empty Net 0:01 1 0 2    


Scoring
Quarter Time MN CAL Team Goal 1st Assist 2nd Assist Notes
First 1:21 0 1 Calgary Nolan Heavenor Jeff Shattler    
First 2:14 1 1 Minnesota Aaron Wilson Callum Crawford Ryan Benesch PP
First 4:27 2 1 Minnesota Ryan Benesch Sean Pollock    
First 5:12 2 2 Calgary Scott Ranger Jeff Shattler Jeff Moleski  
First 12:31 3 2 Minnesota Kevin Ross Sean Pollock Ryan Benesch SH
First 14:40 3 3 Calgary Craig Conn Devan Wray Josh Sanderson  
Second 1:55 3 4 Calgary Dane Dobbie Craig Conn Jeff Shattler PP
Second 2:14 3 5 Calgary Dane Dobbie Josh Sanderson Nolan Heavenor  
Second 6:00 4 5 Minnesota Aaron Wilson Tim Campeau Callum Crawford PP
Second 6:49 5 5 Minnesota Callum Crawford Sean Pollock Ryan Benesch PP
Second 9:57 5 6 Calgary Peter McFetridge Scott Ranger    
Second 11:46 6 6 Minnesota Kevin Ross Tim Campeau    
Second 13:26 7 6 Minnesota Aaron Wilson Scott Self    
Second 14:24 7 7 Calgary Scott Ranger Josh Sanderson    
Third 4:54 7 8 Calgary Dane Dobbie Josh Sanderson Nolan Heavenor PP
Third 9:53 8 8 Minnesota Richard Morgan Nick Patteson    
Third 11:53 9 8 Minnesota Andrew Watt Callum Crawford    
Third 12:31 9 9 Calgary Dane Dobbie Josh Sanderson    
Third 12:59 10 9 Minnesota Sean Pollock Callum Crawford Ryan Benesch  
Third 13:51 10 10 Calgary Peter McFetridge Jeff Moleski    
Fourth 0:55 11 10 Minnesota Aaron Wilson Ryan Benesch Callum Crawford PP
Fourth 2:10 12 10 Minnesota Kevin Ross Ryan Benesch Callum Crawford PP
Fourth 2:30 12 11 Calgary Dane Dobbie Scott Ranger Craig Conn  
Fourth 4:18 13 11 Minnesota Sean Pollock Tim Campeau Ryan Benesch  
Fourth 4:32 13 12 Calgary Craig Conn Nolan Heavenor Dane Dobbie  
Fourth 6:57 14 12 Minnesota Jay Thorimbert Ryan Benesch   GW
Fourth 8:43 15 12 Minnesota Ryan Benesch Aaron Wilson Callum Crawford  
Fourth 10:00 16 12 Minnesota Callum Crawford Ryan Benesch Aaron Wilson  
Fourth 11:42 16 13 Calgary Jeff Shattler Scott Ranger   EA
Fourth 14:38 17 13 Minnesota Jon Sullivan Eric Pacey   EN SH


Penalties

Quarter Time Team Player Penalty Bench Duration
First 2:01 Calgary Jeff Shattler Holding   2:00
First 4:33 Minnesota Nick Inch Roughing   2:00
First 4:33 Calgary Mike Carnegie Roughing   2:00
First 9:10 Minnesota Jon Sullivan Cross Checking   2:00
First 9:10 Calgary Dane Dobbie Unsportsmanlike Conduct   2:00
First 10:31 Minnesota Nick Patterson Interference   2:00
Second 1:28 Minnesota Nick Inch Cross Checking   2:00
Second 4:18 Calgary Curtis Manning High Sticking   5:00
Second 4:18 Calgary Andrew McBride Cross Checking   2:00
Third 3:07 Minnesota Noah Talbot Holding   2:00
Third 4:44 Minnesota Richard Morgan Cross Checking   5:00
Fourth 0:40 Calgary Jeff Moleski Slashing   2:00
Fourth 1:51 Calgary Nolan Heavenor Holding   2:00
Fourth 12:12 Minnesota Scott Self Cross Checking   2:00
Fourth 14:27 Minnesota Noah Talbot Cross Checking   2:00
Fourth 14:38 Calgary Dane Dobbie Roughing   2:00


Referees
Crew Chief Assistant Referee Technical Referee
29-Ron Crosato 16-Bob Taylor  

Next Games After This Match Up

  • Minnesota at Edmonton - Saturday, March 27th, 2010 8:00 pm Central
  • Calgary at Toronto - Friday, April 2nd, 2010 6:30 pm Central