February 28, 2013

Bandits Outscore Rock 7-2 in Fourth Quarter to Win

from press release

TORONTO – On Thursday night the Buffalo Bandits (5-3) defeated the Toronto Rock (7-3) by a score of 15-13 at Air Canada Centre. The loss by Toronto is their second in four games at home this season.

Toronto jumped out to an early 2-1 lead but that didn't last long as Buffalo got into an offensive groove driving home three goals in a little over four minutes to lead 4-2 after one quarter.

The Rock scored a pair of goals before the midway point of the second frame to tie the game 4-4. After each team tallied again, it was the Bandits striking one final time before the half to lead 6-5 at the break.

After surrendering the first goal of the half, the Rock rattled off five straight goals to take a 10-7 lead. Each team scored again before the end of the quarter as Toronto led 11-8.

Just as the Rock had dominated the third quarter, the Bandits owned the fourth quarter outscoring the Rock 7-2 including an empty net goal.

Garrett Billings led the way for the Rock with four goals and four assists for an 8-point night. Nick Rose made 38 saves in a losing effort.

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