Game Review: Rush vs. Minnesota Swarm

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MINNESOTA SWARM 7, EDMONTON RUSH 6

OFFENCE: D

DEFENCE: A

GOALTENDING: A

POWER PLAY: F

PENALTY KILLING: D

TOUGHNESS: C

EFFORT: B

GAME GRADE: C

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GAME STARS

1. PAT CAMPBELL

Veteran goalie continued his standout play with several clutch saves.

2. NICK PATTERSON

3. RYAN WARD

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PLAY OF THE GAME

Kevin Howard brought the Rush even at 4-4 in the third quarter with a beauty. After taking a toss from Jamey Bowen, Howard juked and jived to escape the check of the Swarm defender before diving into the crease and beating goalie Nick Patterson.

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YOU SHOULD KNOW

The Rush were in danger of hitting an NLL single-game low in goals, but got enough offence going to avoid the record set by Pittsburgh, with a lowly three in 1992.

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GAME SUMMARY

FIRST QUARTER

1. Minnesota, Hall 8 (Ward, Pollock) 2:51 (pp)

2. Edmonton, McElroy 2 10:14

Penalties - Cousins Minn, Smalley Edm (majors, game misconducts) 0:00; Hiller Edm 1:08; Glaves Edm 4:45; McElroy Edm 7:35; Boyle Minn (double minor) 11:05; Ward Minn 14:31.

SECOND QUARTER

3. Minnesota, Pollock 5 (Beirnes, Ward) 5:59

4. Edmonton, Dairon 5 (Quinlan) 8:43

Penalties - Pacey Minn 3:39; Susheski Edm 4:04; Turner Edm 11:11.

THIRD QUARTER

5. Minnesota, Culp 8 (Gibson) 1:48

6. Edmonton, Quinlan 7 (Dairon) 2:14

7. Minnesota, Ward 7 (Beirnes, Culp) 3:48 (pp)

8. Edmonton, Howard 6 (Bowen, Dairon) 8:17

9. Minnesota, Heavenor 3 (Ward, Boyle) 14:10

Penalties - McElroy Edm 3:22; Gibson Minn 5:59.

FOURTH QUARTER

10. Edmonton, Bergman 1 (Turner, Campbell) 6:25

11. Minnesota, Taylor 6 (Beirnes, Pollock) 10:28

12. Minnesota, Boyle 7 (Patterson) 14:00

13. Edmonton, Quinlan 7 (McElroy) 14:44

Penalties - Minnesota bench (served by Heavenor) 3:10; Heavenor Minn 11:23.

SHOTS:

Minnesota - 35

Edmonton - 46

POWER PLAY:

Minnesota - 3-6

Edmonton - 0-8

ATTENDANCE AT EDMONTON - 8,745.

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NEXT UP

RUSH AT HOME TO THE ROCK

Rexall Place, Saturday, Feb. 11, 8:30 p.m.; Sportsnet, Team 1260


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