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

Buffalo Bandits
(4-6 H 2-3 A 2-3)

Second Half of Season Starts Slowly for the Swarm

Saturday, March 17, 2012
Buffalo, New York
Attendance: 15,003

Game Links

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Box Score  

Game Chronology

  • 1st Quarter
    • Culp to the box for interference after illegal screen Swarm pp
    • Hass is in the lineup. Henry is out
    • Too many men for the Bandits Swarm pp
    • Crawford called for hold on Priolo breakaway 4 on 4
    • Downing is in the lineup.
    • Self called for a slash on the boards on Suitor 4 on 4 for 20 seconds
    • 8:21 left in the first SWARM 0 bandits 0
    • Benesch gets loose of Ross screen and scores down the middle SWARM 1-0
    • Smith gets his first NLL and Swarm goal on low underhanded shot from deep SWARM 2-0
    • Smith wearing #19
    • Tavares scoops up errant pass and gets it past Kirk on a high to low bandits 1-2
    • Self scores on 2 on 2 break bandits 2-2
    • Swarm turn it over on an 8 second violation
    • 1:04 left in the first SWARM 2 bandits 2
    • Too many men for the Swarm bandits pp
    • Gilbert nails Culp going back to the bench
    • End of the first quarter SWARM 2 bandits 2
  • 2nd Quarter
    • Kelly was actually called for unsportsmanlike after words about the 8 second violation late in the first
    • Wiles with a clear lane for a hard shot on pp bandits 3-2
    • Steenhuis picks up loosie of face off and goes in to score bandits 4-2
    • Tao with a low laser of a screen for the goal SWARM 3-4
    • Steenhuis goal waived off due to crease violation bandits challenge challenge lost
    • Wiles denied point blank by Kirk
    • Earl called for a hold bandits pp
    • Giles with a rocket from top middle after a head fake on the pp bandits 5-3
    • Purves called for a hold on Benesch as he had clear shot on the crease Swarm pp
    • Card called for a hold on the Swarm pp
    • Francis goal waived off due to crease violation no challenges left
    • Crawford hits the post and the ball rebounds out to Purves coming out of the post. Purves all alone on Kirk goes high to high for the goal bandits 6-3
    • 8:44 left in the second quarter SWARM 3 bandits 6
    • Suitor to the box for maybe illegal equipment bandits pp
    • Wiles finds Tavares cutting to the net for the pp goal bandits 7-3
    • Josh Gilliam is wearing #8 2010 Draft pick out of Peterborough
    • Francis beats Benesch to the net for the goal inexcusable Swarm challenge and lose bandits 8-3
    • 4:39 left in the second quarter SWARM 3 bandits 8
    • Wiles spins away from Ball and scores on the crease bandits 9-3
    • Halftime SWARM 3 bandits 9
  • 3rd Quarter
    • Two big saves on the breakaway on Purves and Self by Kirk
    • Smith gets the ball on the crease from Benesch for the goal SWARM 4-9
    • BD Smith to the box with the hold on Hass near the crease bandits pp
    • Tao finds Ross behind the net. Ross then backhands for the pp goal coming around the net SWARM 5-9
    • 9:16 left in the third SWARM 5 bandits 9
    • Belisle called for a hold on Wiles near the crease bandits pp
    • #4 ? for the Swarm
    • 4:20 left in the third SWARM 5 bandits 9
    • Bilic leads the break and finds the trailer Crawford for the goal SWARM 6-9
    • Doctor D Darryl Gibson to the box for a hold Swarm pp
    • Good ball movement on the pp gets Crawford open for the midrange goal SWARM 7-9
    • End of the third quarter SWARM 7 bandits 9
  • 4th Quarter
    • Steenhuis finds Buchanan out the door on the break for the goal bandits 10-7
    • Ross scores but waived off for crease violation. Landed on the crease questionable Swarm lose challenge and have no timeouts
    • BD Smith leads the break and finds Tavares out of the bench for the breakaway goal 1,600 pt in his career bandits 11-7
    • Hass hurt his leg on the breakaway limps off the floor
    • Around 10:00 left in the game SWARM 7 bandits 11
    • Gibson called for a hold on Suitor as he battled to the net Swarm pp
    • Benesch scores quickly on the power play from the top left SWARM 8-11
    • Watt hits Buchanan against the boards and Priolo retaliates Watt and Priolo go to the box.
    • Hass back out playing after limping off earlier in the quarter
    • Purves with a check from behind on Benesch at mid floor It would have been an over and back on the Swarm if not for the penalty Swarm pp
    • Under five minutes left in the game SWARM 8 bandits 11
    • Harasym called for a crosscheck on Ross as the shot clock expired near the crease Swarm pp
    • Card gets ball on the crease and drops down, shoots for the pp goal SWARM 9-11
    • #4 is Gillam
    • Benesch scores with a long rocket but Tao in the crease no goal
    • Self gets free on the break for the goal bandits 12-9
    • Ball to the box for a penalty bandits pp at the end of regulation
    • Kirk outlets it to MacIntosh with time a wasting and goes right to the net for the goal SWARM 10-12
    • Thompson wins the faceoff from MacIntosh and shoots the empty netter bandits 13-10
    • Final SWARM 10 bandits 13
    • The Swarm's two game winning streak is snapped
    • Ryan Benesch, Callum Crawford and Pat Smith each had two goals
    • Smith and Josh Gillam made their NLL and Swarm debuts. Gillam was signed prior to the game and got an assist. Gillam was taken by the Swarm in the 2010 NLL Entry Draft.
    • Eleven rookies have played for the Swarm this season
    • Pat Smith scored the 1,400 goal in Swarm regular season history on his first goal. The Swarm have 1,408 goals in their regular season history.


Team Stats 1 2 3 4 OT F Sv/S PIM PP SH S SOG LB FT FO
Minnesota 2 1 4 3   10 35/48 38 5-8 0 62 47 62 7 12/27
Buffalo 2 7 0 4   13 37/47 18 4-8 0 63 48 76 6 15/27


# Minnesota G A Pts PIM PPG SHG S SOG LB FT FO
4 Josh Gillam 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 0-0
9 Tyler Hass 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0-0
11 Richard Morgan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0-0
13 Matt Kelly 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0-0
19 Pat Smith 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0-0
20 Andrew Suitor 0 0 0 24 0 0 1 1 8 1 0-2
21 Ryan Benesch 2 3 5 0 2 0 15 10 5 1 0-0
22 Andrew Watt 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 1 1 0-0
24 Jordan MacIntosh 1 4 5 0 0 0 2 1 8 0 12-25
33 David Earl 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0-0
35 Evan Kirk 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0-0
39 Dan Ball 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0-0
43 Jeff Gilbert 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 0 0-0
71 Kevin Ross 1 0 1 0 1 0 12 9 0 0 0-0
77 Jay Card 1 3 4 2 1 0 7 6 1 0 0-0
79 Nik Bilic 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0-0
84 Corbyn Tao 1 2 3 0 0 0 4 4 3 1 0-0
85 Mitch Belisle 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 8 0 0-0
98 Callum Crawford 2 2 4 2 1 0 13 10 4 0 0-0
30 Tyler Carlson Did Not Play - Back Up Goaltender
4 Joe Cinosky Did Not Dress
23 Brendon Doran Did Not Dress
94 Joel Henry Did Not Dress
 
# Minnesota MIN GA Saves Shots Dec  
35 Evan Kirk 60:00 12 35 47 L 2-1  
30 Tyler Carlson 0:00 0 0 0    
Empty Net 0:00 1 0 1    
 
# Buffalo G A Pts PIM PPG SHG S SOG LB FT FO
3 Billy Dee Smith 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 1 5 0 0-0
4 Scott Self 2 0 2 2 0 0 3 3 6 1 0-0
6 Chris White 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 0-0
7 Jon Harasym 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 3 0 0-0
9 Mark Steenhuis 1 3 4 0 0 0 7 7 4 0 0-0
11 John Tavares 3 1 4 0 1 0 11 8 4 0 0-0
15 Luke Wiles 2 1 3 0 1 0 11 8 4 0 0-0
17 Tracey Kelusky 0 2 2 0 0 0 5 5 3 0 0-0
19 Darryl Gibson 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 6 2 0-0
20 Chad Culp 0 1 1 2 0 0 7 4 4 0 0-0
23 Steve Priolo 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 5 0 0-0
27 Mat Giles 1 1 2 0 1 0 4 3 2 0 0-0
33 Kevin Buchanan 1 1 2 0 0 0 7 3 4 0 0-0
66 Mike Thompson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0
74 Jeremy Thompson 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 4 1 1-3
75 Jay Thorimbert 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 7-10
84 Brandon Francis 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 1 5 0 7-14
88 Travis Irving 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0
98 Jimmy Purves 1 0 1 2 1 0 2 2 6 0 0-0
44 Anthony Cosmo Back Up Goaltender - Did Not Play
2 Ian Llord Did Not Dress
63 Thomas Montour Did Not Dress
81 Roger Vyse Did Not Dress
 
# Buffalo MIN GA Saves Shots Dec  
66 Mike Thompson 60:00 10 37 47 W 4-2  
44 Anthony Cosmo 0:00 0 0 0  


Scoring
Quarter Time MN BUF Team Goal 1st Assist 2nd Assist Notes
First 6:49 1 0 Minnesota Ryan Benesch Jordan MacIntosh   PP
First 9:36 2 0 Minnesota Pat Smith Jordan MacIntosh Jay Card  
First 10:00 2 1 Buffalo John Tavares Tracey Kelusky    
First 11:01 2 2 Buffalo Scott Self Steve Priolo    
Second 0:30 2 3 Buffalo Luke Wiles Mat Giles John Tavares PP
Second 0:37 2 4 Buffalo Mark Steenhuis Jay Thorimbert    
Second 1:21 3 4 Minnesota Corbyn Tao Ryan Benesch Jay Card  
Second 2:22 3 5 Buffalo Mat Giles Chad Culp   PP
Second 4:54 3 6 Buffalo Jimmy Purves     PP
Second 6:38 3 7 Buffalo John Tavares Luke Wiles Tracey Kelusky PP
Second 9:44 3 8 Buffalo Brandon Francis Mark Steenhuis Kevin Buchanan  
Second 11:51 3 9 Buffalo Luke Wiles Mark Steenhuis Brandon Francis  
Third 1:54 4 9 Minnesota Pat Smith Ryan Benesch Jordan MacIntosh  
Third 5:44 5 9 Minnesota Kevin Ross Corbyn Tao Jay Card PP
Third 11:14 6 9 Minnesota Callum Crawford Nik Bilic Mitch Belisle  
Third 13:38 7 9 Minnesota Callum Crawford Ryan Benesch Josh Gillam PP
Fourth 1:31 7 10 Buffalo Kevin Buchanan Mark Steenhuis Chris White  
Fourth 3:40 7 11 Buffalo John Tavares Billy Dee Smith   GWG
Fourth 8:17 8 11 Minnesota Ryan Benesch Corbyn Tao Callum Crawford PP
Fourth 11:54 9 11 Minnesota Jay Card Jordan MacIntosh Callum Crawford PP
Fourth 13:48 9 12 Buffalo Scott Self Darryl Gibson    
Fourth 14:47 10 12 Minnesota Jordan MacIntosh Evan Kirk    
Fourth 14:52 10 13 Buffalo Jeremy Thompson     EN


Penalties

Quarter Time Team Player Penalty Bench Duration
First 2:17 Buffalo Chad Culp Unsportsmanlike Conduct   2:00
First 4:24 Buffalo Jimmy Purves Illegal Substitution X 2:00
First 4:59 Minnesota Callum Crawford Holding   2:00
First 6:39 Buffalo Scott Self Slashing   2:00
First 13:56 Minnesota Matt Kelly Delay of Game   2:00
Second 2:08 Minnesota David Earl Holding   2:00
Second 2:47 Buffalo Jimmy Purves Holding   2:00
Second 4:01 Minnesota Jay Card Holding The Stick   2:00
Second 6:16 Minnesota Andrew Suitor Illegal Equipment   2:00
Second 6:16 Minnesota Dan Ball Delay of Game X 2:00
Third 4:38 Buffalo Billy Dee Smith Holding   2:00
Third 6:13 Minnesota Mitch Belisle Holding   2:00
Third 12:28 Buffalo Darryl Gibson Holding   2:00
Fourth 8:01 Buffalo Darryl Gibson     2:00
Fourth 8:19 Buffalo Steve Priolo Roughing   2:00
Fourth 8:19 Minnesota Andrew Watt Roughing   2:00
Fourth 10:56 Buffalo Jon Harasym Illegal Cross Checking   2:00
Fourth 13:48 Minnesota Andrew Suitor Unsportsmanlike Conduct   2:00
Fourth 13:48 Minnesota Andrew Suitor Misconduct   10:00
Fourth 13:48 Minnesota Andrew Suitor Game Misconduct   10:00


Referees
Crew Chief Assistant Referee Shot Clock Operator
Mark Gardonio Grant Spies Roger Nurse

Next Games After This Match Up

  • Minnesota at Washington - Sunday, March 25th, 2012 7:00 pm Central
  • Buffalo at Calgary - Saturday, March 24th, 2012 8:00 pm Central