Rock power play needs quick fix

RYAN WOLSTAT -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 7:51 AM ET

If the Toronto Rock wants to make the playoffs, it will need to resuscitate its once-potent power play for two tough games this weekend.

The Rock is in Edmonton to take on the Rush tonight, before flying home to face the defending National Lacrosse League champion Colorado Mammoth, 9-1.

Since starting the season an impressive 24-for-52 on the power play, the Rock has tailed off, going 3-for-17 in losing two of its past three games. That includes an 0-for-7 in a 13-10 loss to the New York Titans two weeks ago.

The Rock now sits 10th in the 13-team league with the man advantage and coach Glenn Clark says his charges are not moving the ball as crisply as they were earlier in the year.

"We've had the chance to get away, or get ourselves into games and we haven't been able to capitalize," he said. "We're creating opportunities but we're just not finishing."

Despite Toronto's recent swoon, the team is only 11/2 games behind second-place Buffalo in the East Division.

Clark said he is well aware of the standings, but is reluctant to look further ahead than the Edmonton game.

"I think that's when you can get into trouble. You do yourself a disservice when you look past opponents," he said.

Still, it will be difficult not to think about the Mammoth, which boasts the NLL's top goalie in Gee Nash, and will be rested and waiting at the ACC.

GAME DAY

TONIGHT, 9 P.M., NO TV REXALL PLACE, EDMONTON

TORONTO ROCK (4-5)

EDMONTON RUSH (3-5)


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