April 17, 2009

Calgary Finishes No. 1 in NLL

from press release

PORTLAND, Ore. - The Calgary Roughnecks defeated the Portland LumberJax 12-9 at Rose Garden on Friday night. Calgary finishes the regular season with a league best record of 12-4, and has home floor advantage throughout the playoffs. Portland finishes the regular season with a 9-7 record, and enters the playoffs as the #2 seed in the West Division.

Heading into the contest, the coaches from both teams stated that they wanted to stay sharp as they had their final regular season game before heading into the playoffs.

The game was tied 2-2 after the first quarter. From that point on, it was all Calgary. The Roughnecks outscored the LumberJax 6-0 in the second quarter. Tracey Kelusky and Jeff Shattler each scored twice as Calgary took an 8-2 lead into the locker room at halftime and never looked back.

Both teams will get a weekend of rest before opening the playoffs. Calgary, the top seed in the West, will host fourth-seeded Colorado on Sunday, May 3rd at 5pm ET. Portland, the second seed in the West, will host third seed San Jose on Friday, May 1st at 10:30pm ET.

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