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Minnesota Swarm
(0-1 H 0-0 A 0-1)

Colorado Mammoth
(1-0 H 1-0 A 0-0)

Mammoth Elevate Their Game Late To Beat Swarm

Saturday, January 14, 2012
Denver, Coloardo
Attendance: 14,106

Game Links

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Box Score  

Game Chronology

  • Swarm scratches are Tyler Carlson, Joel Henry & Matt Kelly
  • Mammoth scratches are Tye Belanger, John Orsen & Derek Hopcroft
  • Six rookies in the line up for the Swarm. 10 of 12 new players are in the line up.
  • Sully, Polly and Rory Smith, who the Swarm traded to the Mammoth in September, are all in the lineup.
  • Possible family feud amongst Bash Brothers - Andrew Suitor and Rory Smith.
  • Langtry's number has been raised. Game should be starting soon.
  • Patterson in net for the Swarm. Levis for the Mammoth
  • Wow, the road jerseys sure do pop.
  • Park held MacIntosh as Mac went to the net. Swarm PP
  • Already first Storm reference by Mammoth announcers
  • Jordan MacIntosh with the PP goal. First ever Swarm and NLL goal. First of the year for the good guys on a pass from Crawford. SWARM 1-0
  • Swarm back on the pp after Holding's penalty.
  • Grant with a rock from wrong side shorthanded. Fracas started after Doran roughed him up. Mammoth 1-1
  • 8:01 left in the first - SWARM 1 mammoth 1
  • looks like it is 4 on 4
  • Pollock from behind the net finds MacLeod going to the net for the goal. mammoth 2-1
  • MacIntosh finds Crawford on the pick and roll for the goal. SWARM 2-2
  • Ross called for goalie interference on Levis. Slight bump if anything. mammoth pp
  • 4:55 left in the first - SWARM 2 mammoth 2
  • Grant finds Lincoln alone on the crease for the goal. mammoth 3-2
  • Holding to the box for an illegal crosscheck. SWARM pp
  • Shewchuk finds the five hole on the pp from top left. SWARM 3-3
  • Cinosky keeps on trying to get that first ever NLL goal.
  • Morgan runs over Grant along the boards. no call
  • Announcers just said Smith may have a word with Morgan. Yea right
  • mammoth goal by Prout waived off due to end of the quarter.
  • End of first quarter - SWARM 3 mammoth 3
  • MacIntosh looking like the best of the best out there for the Swarm.
  • Downing thwarts Coates breakaway to start the second quarter
  • Patty swallows up MacLeod.
  • Players really have to be versatile on each end in today's NLL.
  • Park called for tripping. SWARM pp Tripped up Benesch.
  • NLL Scoring Champion Ryan Benesch with a rocket from top center on the pp. SWARM 4-3
  • Crawford finds Tao cutting to the middle for the goal. First Swarm and NLL goal for Tao. SWARM 5-3
  • Grant off the bench and all alone on the break scores on Patty. mammoth 4-5
  • Card to the box after words with Smith. mammoth pp
  • Patty recovers after ball goes after pipe and his back.
  • 9:25 left in the second quarter. SWARM 5 mammoth 4
  • MacIntosh takes it on the break, gets to the net turns and finds Benesch trailing for the goal. SWARM 6-4
  • Patty kick saves away Gajic breakaway.
  • Another save on the break by Patty this time on Prossner.
  • Gratuitous altitude jibe that the Swarm can't handle the high elevation.
  • Gajic scores but waived off. Replay.
  • mammoth win challenge. Gajic's over the back dive goal is good. mammoth 5-6
  • 3:37 left in the second. SWARM 6 mammoth 5
  • Grant with a behind the back pass finds Lincoln on the crease for the goal. mammoth 6-6
  • Prout with his 800th point on the assist on the Lincoln goal.
  • Pollock scores for the bad guys. Hit late by Cinosky and slow to get up. mammoth 7-6
  • Crawford finds Ross on the crease on the delayed penalty. Ross straddles the crease and finds an opening past Levis for the goal. SWARM 7-7
  • Tao high sticks Sullivan and goes to the box. mammoth pp for five minutes.
  • Patty with two big saves on Prout to end the half.
  • End of the first half - SWARM 7 mammoth 7
  • Swarm a man down for the first 3:45 of the third quarter after Tao high sticking.
  • Third quarter starts a man down for first 3:45
  • Illegal sub on mammoth. 4 on 4 for two minutes then Swarm back down for another 35 seconds.
  • Watt goes off with a twinge according to the announcers.
  • Reportedly Hass has been out for a while.
  • Swarm kill off five minute major.
  • Prout scores off feed from Grant. mammoth 8-7
  • Suitor's goal waived off and the Swarm challenge. Levis hurt on Suitor's dive.
  • Levis back up
  • Suits goal looks good as he dives the crease. Waiting for the refs.
  • Swarm win challenge. Suitor's goal is good. SWARM 8-8
  • Patty with big save on Grant after Grant does swim move past defender.
  • Grant brings ball from behind the net and one hands pass to Jones who quick sticks it for the goal. mammoth 9-8
  • 9:16 left in the third quarter. SWARM 8 mammoth 9
  • Grant behind the back pass to the crease and finds McBride for the goal. mammoth 10-8
  • Grant scoops lb on the delayed penalty and finds Lincoln for the goal. Lincoln then taunts Patty and goes to the box. mammoth 11-8
  • Coates starts the break and finds Pollock going to the net for the goal. mammoth 12-8
  • Swarm timeout called by Mike Lines
  • 4:58 left in the third quarter - SWARM 8 mammoth 12
  • Crawford with a low screamer for the goal. SWARM 9 mammoth 12
  • Benesch comes right back with a low hard one. Benny with a hat trick. SWARM 10 mammoth 12
  • Park down after Belisle hit. Play stopped as Swarm went on transition.
  • >Gajic sent to the box. SWARM pp
  • Smith called for a slash. SWARM up 5 on 3
  • End of the third quarter – SWARM 10 mammoth 12
  • Crawford scores on the pp early in the fourth. SWARM 11 mammoth 12
  • Grant beats the Swarm back on transition for the goal. mammoth 13 SWARM 11
  • Doran scores first Swarm and NLL goal on the break. SWARM 12 mammoth 13
  • Prout replies back with a goal. mammoth 14 SWARM 12
  • Card scoops lb off the corner, takes it to the net for the goal. First NLL and Swarm goal for Card. SWARM 13 mammoth 14
  • MacLeod beats Watt after stoppage to the net for the goal. Swarm can’t review. mammoth 15 SWARM 13
  • Prout gets open shot from up top and blasts it past Patterson. mammoth 16 SWARM 13
  • Stewart runs impeded down to the net and scores on the break. mammoth 17 SWARM 13
  • Ball called for the penalty to stop play. mammoth pp
  • 6:54 left in the game - mammoth 17 SWARM 13
  • Ball called for a 5 minute major on the high sticking
  • Grant cranks it on the pp from up top. mammoth 18 SWARM 13
  • Jones scores from behind the net on the pp from Grant. mammoth 19 SWARM 13
  • Jones makes it 20 tonight for the mammoth on the pp. mammoth 20 SWARM 13
  • :47 left in the game – SWARM 13 mammoth 20
  • MacIntosh intercepts pass and takes it down the floor and is denied.
  • Mammoth called for illegal sub on the play. Swarm get a penalty shot.
  • Crawford takes the penalty shot and gets it past Levis for the goal. Not much celebration down six. SWARM 14-20
  • Game dwindles away from the Swarm
  • FINAL – SWARM 14 mammoth 20

Game Notes

  • Callum Crawford leads the scoring for the Swarm with 4 goals and 5 assists. Ryan Benesch adds 3 goals and 4 assists.
  • Jordan MacIntosh scores the first goal of the sesaon for the Swarm. That goal was also MacIntosh's first in his NLL and Swarm career. His 27 faceoffs wins are a team record for one game. Only nine Swarm players in team history have even more than 27 faceoffs wins.
  • MacIntosh was the most impressive of players for the Swarm in the game. Tireless work on both ends. Often filling in on the left side of the offense.
  • Corbyn Tao and Jay Card scored their first ever NLL and Swarm goals.
  • Brendan Doran scored his first Swarm goal.
  • Kevin Ross scored his 50th goal as a member of the Swarm
  • The eight Mammoth fourth quarter goals were the most given up by the Swarm in a fourth quarter in team history.
  • This is the fifth time in history that the Swarm have given up more than 20 goals in a game. Record is 23 against Buffalo in 2005.
  • Crawford now holds the current Minnesota ironman record with 35 consecutive games played.
  • Anrew Suitor was named captain for the Swarm before the game.
  • Benesch and Jeff Gilbert served as assistnat caprains for the game. Assistants will rotate every game for the time being.
  • Action due to rule changes like the 8 second rule, smaller goalie pads, no rolling of the ball on a change, etc. ramped up the pace of the game. This cauased a lot of unsettled situations that the Swarm did not handle as well as the Mammoth particularly in the fourth quarter.
  • Possible injuries for Tyler Hass and Andrew Watt will be followed up on. Hass was reported out in the second quarter.
  • Even though Nick Patterson was probably left in the lurch often by the defense, I am sure John Arlotta is thinking about calling Anthony Cosmo. Arlotta doesn't really want Patterson around and may use this game as a reason to make some move regarding Patterson.
  • Swarm are 3-5 in regular season openers and 4-4 in road openers.
  • John Grant led the Mammoth with 4 goals and 7 assists. He now has 42 goals and 49 assists against the Swarm in his career. Gavin Prout had 3 goals and 6 assists.
  • Sean Pollock had a big game against his former team with 2 goals and 6 assists.


Team Stats 1 2 3 4 OT F Sv/S PIM PP SH S SOG LB FT FO
Minnesota 3 4 3 4   14 30/50 16 4/7 0 83 55 96 19 29/39
Colorado 3 4 5 8   20 41/55 18 4/6 2 66 50 67 15 10/39


# Minnesota G A Pts PIM PPG SHG S SOG LB FT FO
98 Callum Crawford 4 5 9 0 1 0 17 10 11 1 0/0
21 Ryan Benesch 3 4 7 0 1 0 12 9 4 0 0/0
24 Jordan MacIntosh 1 3 4 0 1 0 5 3 8 2 27/37
71 Kevin Ross 1 2 3 2 0 0 13 8 3 0 0/0
77 Jay Card 1 1 2 2 0 0 4 3 2 0 0/0
84 Corbyn Tao 1 1 2 5 0 0 9 7 5 0 0/0
8 Greg Downing 0 2 2 0 0 0 4 2 4 1 0/0
19 Jamie Shewchuk 1 0 1 0 1 0 9 7 4 1 0/0
20 Andrew Suitor 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 2 17 1 2/2
23 Brendon Doran 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0/0
43 Jeff Gilbert 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0/0
4 Joe Cinosky 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 0/0
9 Tyler Hass 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0/0
11 Richard Morgan 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0/0
22 Andrew Watt 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 0 0/0
39 Dan Ball 0 0 0 5 0 0 1 0 1 0 0/0
79 Nik Bilic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0/0
85 Mitch Belisle 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 7 0 0/0
93 Nick Patterson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0/0
35 Evan Kirk Did Not Play - Back Up Goaltender
13 Matt Kelly Did Not Dress
30 Tyler Carlson Did Not Dress
94 Joel Henry Did Not Dress
 
# Minnesota MIN GA Saves Shots Dec  
93 NickPatterson 60:00 20 30 50 L 0-1  
35 Evan Kirk 0:00 0 0 0    
 
# Colorado G A Pts PIM PPG SHG S SOG LB FT FO
24 John Grant  4 7 11 0 1 1 15 13 1 0 0/0
9 Gavin Prout 3 6 9 0 0 0 8 7 5 0 0/0
17 Sean Pollock 2 6 8 0 0 1 9 7 1 1 0/0
16 Adam Jones 3 3 6 0 2 0 8 4 7 1 0/0
44 Jamie Lincoln 3 0 3 2 1 0 7 4 0 0 0/0
13 Mat MacLeod 2 0 2 0 0 0 4 4 2 0 5/9
14 Jordan McBride 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0/0
8 Scott Stewart 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 5/30
15 Ilija Gajic 1 0 1 4 0 0 5 3 4 1 0/0
37 Dan Coates 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 7 0 0/0
1 Jed Prossner 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 1 2 0 0/0
23 Jon Sullivan 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0/0
30 Chris Levis 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0/0
11 John Gallant 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0/0
12 Jarett Park 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 1 2 0 0/0
19 Cam Holding 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 2 0 0/0
42 Rory Smith 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 2 0/0
62 Creighton Reid 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 0 0/0
88 Ian Hawksbee 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0/0
35 Dan Lewis Did Not Play - Back Up Goaltender
20 Derek Hopcroft Did Not Dress
31 Tye Belanger Did Not Dress
56 John Orsen Did Not Dress
 
# Colorado MIN GA Saves Shots Dec  
30 Chris Levis 60:00 14 41 55 W 1-0
35 Dan Lewis 0:00 0 0 0    


Scoring
Quarter Time MN COL Team Goal 1st Assist 2nd Assist Notes
First 3:49 1 0 Minnesota Jordan MacIntosh Callum Crawford Ryan Benesch PP
First 5:01 1 1 Colorado John Grant Gavin Prout Sean Pollock SH
First 7:56 1 2 Colorado Mat MacLeod Sean Pollock    
First 8:24 2 2 Minnesota Callum Crawford Jordan MacIntosh Kevin Ross  
First 10:26 2 3 Colorado Jamie Lincoln John Grant Sean Pollock PP
First 13:14 3 3 Minnesota Jamie Shewchuk Ryan Benesch Callum Crawford PP
Second 2:29 4 3 Minnesota Ryan Benesch Callum Crawford Jay Card PP
Second 2:43 5 3 Minnesota Corbyn Tao Callum Crawford Greg Downing  
Second 3:18 5 4 Colorado John Grant Chris Levis    
Second 6:05 6 4 Minnesota Ryan Benesch Jordan MacIntosh    
Second 9:55 6 5 Colorado Ilija Gajic Sean Pollock    
Second 11:39 6 6 Colorado Jamie Lincoln John Grant Gavin Prout  
Second 12:33 6 7 Colorado Sean Pollock Jordan McBride    
Second 13:02 7 7 Minnesota Kevin Ross Callum Crawford Corbyn Tao  
Third 3:50 7 8 Colorado Gavin Prout John Grant Adam Jones  
Third 4:18 8 8 Minnesota Andrew Suitor Greg Downing    
Third 6:39 8 9 Colorado Adam Jones John Grant Gavin Prout  
Third 6:58 8 10 Colorado Jordan McBride John Grant    
Third 8:19 8 11 Colorado Jamie Lincoln John Grant Gavin Prout  
Third 10:02 8 12 Colorado Sean Pollock Dan Coates   SH
Third 10:24 9 12 Minnesota Callum Crawford Ryan Benesch    
Third 10:50 10 12 Minnesota Ryan Benesch Jordan MacIntosh Kevin Ross  
Fourth 0:30 11 12 Minnesota Callum Crawford Ryan Benesch   PP
Fourth 0:52 11 13 Colorado John Grant Dan Coates    
Fourth 1:47 12 13 Minnesota Brendon Doran      
Fourth 2:21 12 14 Colorado Gavin Prout Adam Jones    
Fourth 3:57 13 14 Minnesota Jay Card Jeff Gilbert    
Fourth 4:21 13 15 Colorado Mat MacLeod     GWG
Fourth 6:04 13 16 Colorado Gavin Prout Adam Jones Jed Prossner  
Fourth 6:35 13 17 Colorado Scott Stewart Jon Sullivan    
Fourth 8:25 13 18 Colorado John Grant Sean Pollock   PP
Fourth 9:36 13 19 Colorado Adam Jones John Grant Gavin Prout PP
Fourth 10:09 13 20 Colorado Adam Jones Sean Pollock Gavin Prout PP
Fourth 13:18 14 20 Minnesota Callum Crawford     PS


Penalties

Quarter Time Team Player Penalty Bench Duration
First 3:01 Colorado Jarett Park Holding   2:00
First 3:58 Colorado Cam Holding Checking from Behind   2:00
First 5:01 Colorado Ilija Gajic Roughing   2:00
First 5:01 Minnesota Mitch Belisle Roughing   2:00
First 10:05 Minnesota Kevin Ross Goalie Interference   2:00
First 11:59 Colorado Cam Holding Illegal Cross Checking   2:00
Second 2:17 Colorado Jarett Park Tripping   2:00
Second 3:31 Minnesota Jay Card Illegal Cross Checking   2:00
Second 13:45 Minnesota Corbyn Tao High Sticking   5:00
Third 0:51 Colorado Jed Prossner Delay of Game   2:00
Third 8:19 Colorado Jamie Lincoln Unsportsmanlike Conduct   2:00
Third 12:52 Colorado Ilija Gajic Holding   2:00
Third 13:33 Colorado Rory Smith Slashing   2:00
Fourth 8:06 Minnesota Dan Ball High Sticking   5:00


Referees
Crew Chief Assistant Referee Shot Clock Operator
12-Todd Labranche Chris Williams David Pratt

Next Games After This Match Up

  • Minnesota vs Buffalo - Saturday, January 28th, 2012 7:30 pm Central
  • Colorado at Edmonton - Friday, January 20th, 2012 8:00 pm Central