Rock face crucial game

RYAN WOLSTAT -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 7:47 AM ET

Either the bleeding stops tonight in Saint Paul, Minn., against the Minnesota Swarm, or the Toronto Rock, losers of four straight, miss the playoffs for the first.

That's the message Rock head coach Glenn Clark got across earlier this week.

"We've put ourselves in a tough position," he said.

Tonight's game has big implications for the Rock, 4-7.

The 6-4 Swarm sits third in the East Division, ahead of the Rock and the 4-6 Philadelphia Wings. The Rock can vault into the division's fourth and final playoff slot and quiet some of its many critics.

"It's an opportunity to make a statement. Guys don't want to be talked about as a team that's underachieving," Clark said.


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