The Roughnecks have some momentum on their side after pummelling the Portland LumberJax 21-11 last Saturday at the 'Dome. That said, the Roughnecks lost to the same LumberJax the night before in the first game of the home-and-home series.
The Rush missed an opportunity to gain ground on the Roughnecks and the San Jose Stealth for the fourth and final playoff spot in the West after losing to the New York Titans Saturday. They did, however, win against Chicago Sunday, which kept them in the hunt.
Calgary won the first meeting of the season 13-12 Jan. 13 at Rexall Place. After tonight's game, these two clubs will meet in the last game of the season in Edmonton Saturday, April 14.
ROUGHNECKS -- F Nolan Heavenor had five goals and three assists in Saturday's trouncing of the LumberJax.
RUSH -- F Chris Gill had a combined five goals in last weekend's games.
POWERPLAY -- Calgary 47% (47-for-101, T-5th); Edmonton 39% (32-for-83, 10).
PENALTY KILLING -- Calgary 57% (5); Edmonton 65% (1st).
F Jason Wulder, the Roughnecks charter member who was dealt in the off-season, goes into tonight's game with 499 career points. Wulder, a Calgary native, had 280 points as a member of the Roughnecks ... Another former Roughneck, F Chris Gill, is the Rush's leading scorer with 47 points ... F Lewis Ratcliff leads the Roughnecks in the points department with 79 (38g, 41a) ... Calgary D Taylor Wray was named to Team Canada yesterday for this summer's world indoor lacrosse championships in Halifax. Transition players and forwards are expected to be announced next week ... Tonight's game will be Calgary's 100th NLL game. F Kaleb Toth has played all 99 games so far for Calgary.