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

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

Swarm Finally End Playoff Futility

Saturday, May 5, 2013
Denver, Colorado
Attendance: 14,152

Game Links

Box Score Swarm Notes  Mammoth Notes 

Game Chronology

  • 1st Quarter
    • Another 2 30’s for the Swarm on their first possession
    • Jones shot off the pipe
    • Card finds Tao going to the net to open the scoring – SWARM 1-0 12:51
    • Crawford called for a high hit on Coates 2min minor – mammoth pp 12:11
    • Prout scores from top right on pp on a pass from Grant – mammoth 1-1 12:00
    • Card backs away turns left then right and unloads a shot past Levis – SWARM 2-1 11:39
    • Bilic blocks shot but called for a penalty on Gajic 2 min minor – mammoth pp 11:02
    • Another Swarm penalty on the pp down 5 on 3 – 10:32
    • Grant’s shot deflected in to the net by Kirk. Kirk made huge saves so far on the pp
    • 9:47 left in the first quarter – SWARM 2 mammoth 1
    • Kirk doing good work down a man for most of the first quarter so far. Swarm down a man on the pk going back to action after mammoth penalty at TV timeout
    • Prout called for delay of game – mammoth on the pp for a brief time then the Swarm
    • Swarm kill mammoth pp now on the pp themselves
    • Cycling the ball around Card returns it back to Benesch up top for the pp goal – SWARM 3-1 8:14
    • Levis with a huge save on the crease
    • Lincoln denied on the crease by Kirk
    • Stewart pushes off on the break, called for it and loses possession
    • Jones beats Earl to the net and scores but waived off due to crease violation – 5:20
    • Morgan gets outlet from Kirk evades Grant and his stick to the net for the breakaway goal – SWARM 4-1 4:33
    • Ross scores on the give and go from Benesch for the goal – SWARM 5-1 3:18
    • Reid leads the break and finds Gajic trailing for the goal – mammoth 2-5 2:47
    • Tao steals the ball in front of the net but denied but they get the rebound
    • 1:47 left in the first quarter – SWARM 5 mammoth 2
    • Hopcroft off the post
    • Crease call on the mammoth
    • Ross turns around on turnover on two guys but Levis denies shot at end of the first
    • End of the first quarter – SWARM 5 mammoth 2
  • 2nd Quarter
    • Lincoln loses the ball on the crease on pass from Hopcroft.
    • Benesch twists and turns frees himself off pick and subshots it from long range for the goal – SWARM 6-2 12:58
    • Suits taking on Grant and shutting him down
    • Henry called for a crease working on Allen
    • Prout finds Jones on the crease who then goes high on Kirk – mammoth 3-6 11:32
    • Grant moves up high, gets a second and low to high shot past Kirk – mammoth 4-6 11:09
    • Illegal pick on the Swarm
    • Watt and Doran force turnover on Sullivan
    • Ross fleeced on double team to the net
    • Swarm will be a man down after TV timeout
    • 9:20 left in the second – SWARM 6 mammoth 4
    • Swarm back to the box again – Hass joins Benesch – Second time Swarm down a man – 9:00
    • 5 minutes high stick on Hass
    • Jones crushes Watt on the break and gets ball back.
    • Grant drops pass and Watt scoops it up and takes it downtown all alone on Levis for the sh goal – SWARM 7-4 6:31
    • Prout finds Jones with the quick stick goal down low for the pp goal – mammoth 5-7 5:06
    • Swarm called for shot clock violation at 4:22
    • 4:22 left in the second quarter – SWARM 7 mammoth 5
    • Kirk with a couple huge saves to finish the pk
    • Coates stoned by Kirk on transition
    • “These are the saves great goaltenders make” – Mikey Powell on Kirk’s save on Coates
    • Allen crushed by MacIntosh and he is not happy.
    • Ross called for crease on the delayed penalty. Allen to the box with a cross check on MacIntosh – Double Minor – Swarm on the PP rest of the half
    • Benesch goes high from top center and scores the pp goal unguarded – SWARM 8 mammoth 5 0:44
    • SWARM timeout with 40 seconds
    • Timeout called by the mammoth with 6 seconds
    • Halftime – SWARM 8 mammoth 5
  • 3rd Quarter
    • Swarm start the half a man up.
    • Ball called for a penalty 4 on 4 for 11 seconds then mammoth pp – 13:55
    • Hass scoops up loose ball along the boards in the Swarm zone and then takes it up the floor, evades Grant near the net and scores sh on Levis – SWARM 9-5 13:06
    • Swarm kill the penalty and get a shorty – not too bad
    • Grant scores with 3 on the shot clock as he worked to get an shot off from top left – mammoth 6-9 10:37
    • Crawford called for a crease violation
    • Grant goes from right to left and shoots high to low with two guys on him and getting knock down – mammoth 7-9 10:00
    • Gilbert gets attention for a cramp after the Grant goal and comes off
    • Allen limps off after forcing turnover
    • Bilic denied on the break away
    • 8:02 left in the third – SWARM 9 mammoth 7
    • Gallant sent to the box – Swarm pp 8:02
    • Four big shots by the Swarm on the pp, one off net and three big saves by Levis - mammoth kill the penalty
    • Sullivan takes a shot to the leg on a Ross shot
    • Suits goes down on loose ball battle then Hass denied by Levis as Levis’ helmet comes off
    • Kirk stops Jones shot on the crease
    • Kirk with a huge save on a really wide open Grant
    • Swarm called for shot clock violation
    • 3:25 left in the third – SWARM 9 mammoth 7
    • Ross with a double team backs in and splits it to the net with four fakes and a goal – SWARM 10-7 2:30
    • Kirk closes up short side on Grant
    • Suits diving goal denied by Levis
    • Reid’s breakaway denied by Kirk
    • Swarm get shot clock violation as Hawksbee is all over Card
    • Lincoln’s goal waived off due to crease violation with a minute left
    • Mammoth with extra attacker to finish the third for the last shot but Prout’s shot off net
    • End of the third – SWARM 10 mammoth 7
  • 4th Quarter
    • Grant with a quick strike off the bench on a breakaway pass from Sullivan – mammoth 8-10 14:09
    • Loose ball push on Swarm – mammoth keep possession
    • Kirk huge save on MacLeod
    • Watt denied on the crease by Levis
    • Shot clock violation on the Swarm
    • Gilbert breakaway shot denied by Levis
    • Grant spins off Suitor and gets shot off by Kirk – mammoth 9-10 11:24
    • Hass breakaway off faceoff broken up by defense
    • Jones called for a crease violation
    • Card called for a crease violation on shot saved by Levis
    • Grant gets own rebound and scores but waived off - looks like the ball actually went behind the net not into it - 10:08
    • 9:17 left in the game – SWARM 10 mammoth 9
    • Gallant called for a hold – Swarm pp 9:00
    • Swarm get a reset just as shot clock expires
    • Never mind, the Swarm got another shot clock violation
    • Jones drops ball on the run to the net – tried to shoot without the ball
    • MacIntosh with a huge pp goal from top right – SWARM 11-9 7:16
    • Grant goes through the Hass wringer and is down for a minute but gets up – Looks like Doran may have nailed him or Hass with a slash on the leg – no call mammoth fans not happy
    • Ross called for a crease violation as he tried to score between his legs
    • Grant back on
    • Delayed penalty on Reid – EA – MacIntosh gets shot off and Levis almost let it trickle in – Swarm pp 4:32
    • 4:32 left in the game – SWARM 11 mammoth 9
    • Card with the power play goal from just right of Levis – Swarm 12-9 3:23
    • Crawford with a huge goal top right – SWARM 13-9 2:49
    • Belanger in – Levis out after Crawford goal
    • Orsen called for crosscheck with 2:27 left – Swarm pp
    • Jones buries a shorthanded on pass from Pollock – mammoth 10-13 1:04
    • Watt scores off the face off and scores empty netter as mammoth pulled the goalie – SWARM 14-10 0:51
    • Checking Suitor's stick - called by the mammoth – desperation
    • Suitor stick was illegal and goes to the box – ball does not come out - mammoth pp
    • Final – SWARM 14 mammoth 10
    • First ever Swarm playoff win – If the Rush win – we host next Saturday!!!
    • The Swarm win their first ever playoff game after losing their first five in team history
    • The Swarm will host the Edmonton Rush at The Hive next Saturday, May 12 for their first divisional finals appearance
    • The Swarm score a playoff record 14 goals
    • The Swarm never trailed in the game
    • The Swarm had a playoff team record three shorthanded goals with Andrew Watt getting two and Tyler Hass the other
    • Ryan Benesch set a Swarm playoff game records with seven points and three goals
    • The Swarm have won five straight which includes the last four games of the regular season


Team Stats 1 2 3 4 OT F Sv/S PIM PP SH S SOG LB FT FO
Minnesota 5 3 2 4   14 37/47 17 5/7 2 70 50 70 12 16/28
Colorado 2 3 2 3   10 36/50 16 2/7 1 64 47 65 9 12/28


# Minnesota G A Pts PIM PPG SHG S SOG LB FT FO
4 Joe Cinosky 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0
9 Tyler Hass 1 0 1 7 0 1 2 2 8 2 0-0
11 Richard Morgan 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0-0
20 Andrew Suitor 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 8 1 3-5
21 Ryan Benesch 3 4 7 2 2 0 13 8 9 0 0-0
22 Andrew Watt 2 0 2 0 1 1 3 2 5 1 0-0
23 Brendon Doran 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-0
24 Jordan MacIntosh 1 1 2 0 1 0 7 6 7 0 13-23
33 David Earl 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0-0
35 Evan Kirk 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-0
39 Dan Ball 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0-0
43 Jeff Gilbert 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 12 3 0-0
71 Kevin Ross 2 1 3 0 0 0 9 7 4 1 0-0
77 Jay Card 2 2 4 0 1 0 4 3 1 0 0-0
79 Nik Bilic 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0-0
81 Josh Gillam 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0-0
84 Corbyn Tao 1 1 2 0 0 0 10 7 2 1 0-0
94 Joel Henry 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 3 1 0-0
98 Callum Crawford 1 4 5 2 0 0 12 8 3 0 0-0
30 Tyler Carlson Did Not Play - Back Up Goaltender
13 Matt Kelly Did Not Dress
45 Michael Brascia Did Not Dress
85 Mitch Belisle Did Not Dress
 
# Minnesota MIN GA Saves Shots Dec  
35 Evan Kirk 60:00 10 37 47 W 1-0  
30 Tyler Carlson 0:00 0 0 0    
 
# Colorado G A Pts PIM PPG SHG S SOG LB FT FO
8 Scott Stewart 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-1
9 Gavin Prout 1 3 4 2 1 0 7 3 4 0 0-0
11 John Gallant 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 4 0 0-0
13 Mat MacLeod 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 6 0 0-0
15 Ilija Gajic 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 2 8 1 12-27
16 Adam Jones 3 0 3 0 1 1 15 11 6 0 0-0
17 Sean Pollock 0 1 1 0 0 0 5 4 3 1 0-0
19 Cameron Holding 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0-0
20 Derek Hopcroft 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 1 0-0
23 Jon Sullivan 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0-0
24 John Grant 5 2 7 0 0 0 22 19 4 0 0-0
30 Chris Levis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-0
31 Tye Belanger 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0
37 Dan Coates 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 0-0
42 Rory Smith 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 0-0
44 Jamie Lincoln 0 1 1 0 0 0 5 3 1 0 0-0
55 Mac Allen 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 0-0
56 John Orsen 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 7 1 0-0
62 Creighton Reid 0 2 2 2 0 0 1 1 4 0 0-0
88 Ian Hawksbee 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 1 0-0
1 Jed Prossner Did Not Dress
14 Jordan McBride Did Not Dress
85 Jamie Shewchuk Did Not Dress
 
# Colorado MIN GA Saves Shots Dec  
30 Chris Levis 57:11 13 32 45 L 0-1  
31 Tye Belanger 2:49 0 4 4  
Empty Net 0:01 1 0 1  


Scoring
Quarter Time MN COL Team Goal 1st Assist 2nd Assist Notes
First 2:09 1 0 Minnesota Corbyn Tao Jay Card Jeff Gilbert  
First 3:00 1 1 Colorado Gavin Prout John Grant   PP
First 3:21 2 1 Minnesota Jay Card Josh Gillam Callum Crawford  
First 6:46 3 1 Minnesota Ryan Benesch Jay Card   PP
First 10:26 4 1 Minnesota Richard Morgan Evan Kirk    
First 11:42 5 1 Minnesota Kevin Ross Ryan Benesch    
First 12:13 5 2 Colorado Ilija Gajic Creighton Reid Ian Hawksbee  
Second 2:01 6 2 Minnesota Ryan Benesch Corbyn Tao Kevin Ross  
Second 3:28 6 3 Colorado Adam Jones Gavin Prout Jamie Lincoln  
Second 3:51 6 4 Colorado John Grant Creighton Reid Mat MacLeod  
Second 8:29 7 4 Minnesota Andrew Watt     SH
Second 9:54 7 5 Colorado Adam Jones Gavin Prout John Grant PP
Second 14:15 8 5 Minnesota Ryan Benesch Callum Crawford   PP
Third 1:53 9 5 Minnesota Tyler Hass     SH
Third 4:25 9 6 Colorado John Grant Scott Stewart Dan Coates  
Third 5:00 9 7 Colorado John Grant Ilija Gajic Cameron Holding  
Third 12:28 10 7 Minnesota Kevin Ross Jordan MacIntosh Callum Crawford  
Fourth 0:51 10 8 Colorado John Grant Jon Sullivan    
Fourth 3:36 10 9 Colorado John Grant John Orsen    
Fourth 7:44 11 9 Minnesota Jordan MacIntosh Ryan Benesch   PP
Fourth 11:37 12 9 Minnesota Jay Card Ryan Benesch Callum Crawford PP
Fourth 12:11 13 9 Minnesota Callum Crawford Ryan Benesch Josh Gillam  
Fourth 13:56 13 10 Colorado Adam Jones Sean Pollock Gavin Prout SH
Fourth 14:08 14 10 Minnesota Andrew Watt     PP, EN


Penalties

Quarter Time Team Player Penalty Bench Duration
First 2:49 Minnesota Callum Crawford Illegal Cross Checking   2:00
First 3:57 Minnesota Dan Ball Illegal Substitution X 2:00
First 4:27 Minnesota Tyler Hass Checking from Behind   2:00
First 5:13 Colorado Gavin Prout Delay of Game   2:00
Second 5:40 Minnesota Ryan Benesch Roughing   2:00
Second 5:40 Colorado John Gallant Unsportsmanlike Conduct   2:00
Second 6:00 Minnesota Tyler Hass High-Sticking   5:00
Second 12:41 Colorado Mac Allen Illegal Cross Checking   2:00
Second 12:41 Colorado Mac Allen Slashing   2:00
Third 1:05 Minnesota Dan Ball Illegal Substitution X 2:00
Third 6:58 Colorado John Gallant Holding   2:00
Fourth 5:59 Colorado John Gallant Holding   2:00
Fourth 10:28 Colorado Creighton Reid Elbowing   2:00
Fourth 12:33 Colorado John Orsen Checking from Behind   2:00
Fourth 14:08 Minnesota Andrew Suitor Illegal Equipment   2:00


Referees
Crew Chief Assistant Referee Shot Clock Operator
Matt Robinson Jason Wiswell David Pratt