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National League Lacrosse: Video “Slow Motion” Highlights Of NLL Championship Game Between Washington Stealth And Rochester Nighthawks
Incredible “Slow Motion” Video Highlights of Rochester Nighthawks 11-10 win over the Washington Stealth on May 11 to win 2013 NLL Championship.
National League Lacrosse: Rochester Knighthawks Hang On To Defeat Washington Stealth 11-10 On May 11 To Win 2013 NLL Championship
The seven goals by the Knighthawks tied the all-time record for fewest goals scored by a winning team in NLL history.
“It was a tight one,” said Rochester head coach Mike Hasen. “It was a good team win tonight. Everybody battled and everybody was better.”
Goaltender Matt Vinc, who earned the NLL’s Defensive Player of the Week after the Week #1 loss in Washington, guided the Knighthawks to a defensive win over his counterpart Tyler Richards. Vinc finished with 42 saves on 48 shots, while Richards denied 48 of 55 shots.
“[Vinc] is obviously one of the best in the league for a reason,” Knighthawks defenseman Paul Dawson said. “Tonight, when stuff got broken down, he was there to make the save. It just gives us a little more confidence to even press out a little further and not play tense and play a little looser. [Vinc] deserves full credit for the win tonight.”
The Stealth have now lost two in a row, both by a single goal. According to their head coach Chris Hall, poor special teams played a major role in the loss, as he noted that the Stealth have now allowed six shorthanded goals without scoring one themselves this season.
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It doesn’t take much for John Grant Jr. to get up for most games, but the Colorado Mammoth alternate captain was especially anxious for tonight’s game against the Rochester Knighthawks.
“I was looking forward to this game a little too badly,” said Grant. “It is a team I played 10 years with and I owe a lot to the organization. I really wanted this win in this barn and we got it.”
The Mammoth remains undefeated on the season and has a two-game lead in the NLL West Division over the Calgary Roughnecks. Colorado’s 4-0 start is its best to begin a season since 2008 when the team won its first five contests.
Grant, who had a game-high seven points, was one of three Mammoth players who finished with three goals – joining Sean Pollock and Jamie Lincoln.
Coming into the game, Lincoln was a bit under the weather, but you couldn’t tell as he finished with his second hat trick at home this season.
“It seems like most times when people are sick and are not feeling well, they have really good games and that is what I was hoping for,” Lincoln said. “It is hard to worry about a stomach ache when you have a lot of fans in the building.”