Game over

TY PILSON -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 1:26 PM ET

SUN'S THREE STARS: 1. G GEE NASH (Colorado): When Calgary's shooters did get good shots on net, Nash was stellar, making 46 saves.

2. F GARY GAIT (Colorado): The NLL's all-time leading scorer was quiet much of the night but still notched three big goals and two helpers

3. D ANDY OGILVIE (Calgary): One of the few bright spots on the night for the Riggers.

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HIT OF THE GAME:

Midway through the third quarter, 6-ft. 1-in., 225-lb. Colorado forward Gary Gait, the NLL's all-time leading scorer, tried to bulldoze his way to the net from his offside and all five Roughneck defenders collapsed in and swarmed him, springing the ball from Gait's stick and sending him crashing to the carpet.

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SAVE OF THE GAME:

In the first period with his team up 2-1 and leading in shots 14-3, Mammoth 'tender Gee Nash stoned Roughneck Devan Wray, who had grabbed a rebound near the Calgary crease and ran down on a breakaway and threw a fake before trying to go top shelf where Nash got a shoulder in the way.

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UNSUNG HERO:

Defensive transition man Rob Williams, picked up in the Vancouver Ravens dispersal draft two weeks ago, turned in a solid debut in Roughneck colours. The 32-year-old Burnaby, B,C. product shone on defence and did a good job containing Mammoth superstar Gary Gait, especially in the first half.

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WHAT IT MEANS:

Colorado is starts the year sitting atop the West Division while the Riggers are now in the basement.

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NOTABLES

While it was the Riggers vs. the Mammoth last night, members of the former Vancouver Ravens played a prominent role. Chris Gill and Andy Ogilvie suited up for the Riggers while Dan Stroup, Chris Prat, Pat Coyle and Mark Miyashita dressed for the homeside.


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