Six days ago, the Colorado Mammoth stole a win from the Calgary Roughnecks at Scotiabank Saddledome in Alberta. On Friday night, the Roughnecks got their revenge, beating the Mammoth, 19-12, on HealthONE Field at Pepsi Center.
“It’s tough to find a positive after tonight,” said Colorado captain Gavin Prout, whose first of two goals he scored on Friday was the 200th of his Mammoth career.
A week after Roughnecks forward Shawn Evans’ four-goal, three-assist performance was outshined by NLL Offensive Player of the Week John Grant Jr.’s six goals and two helpers, the 26-year-old answered back. Evans finished with 13 points (4g, 9a), 10 of which came before halftime, to set a new franchise single-game points record.
Mammoth forward Sean Pollock, who netted the overtime game-winner last Saturday, scored on the power-play 34 seconds into Friday’s contest, giving Colorado its first lead in regulation this season. Goals by Jamie Lincoln and Mat MacLeod quickly made it 3-0, but Calgary was fast to respond. The Roughnecks would score seven of the next eight to finish the 1st quarter with a 7-4 cushion…and they never looked back.