Roughnecks game day

IAN BUSBY

, Last Updated: 9:39 AM ET

COMING IN

The Roughnecks are rolling after whipping the Rock 16-9 last Saturday in Toronto. That win gave the Riggers a 3-0 start for the first time in team history.

The Stealth broke into the win column with a 16-6 shellacking of the Rochester Knighthawks Sunday after dropping their first two games to start the season.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

In the season-opener for both teams, the Roughnecks came out of San Jose Jan. 9 with 12-10 victory. This series has been dominated by the road team. The Riggers have a 2-4 record against the Stealth at the Saddledome, but with the opening win, the Riggers hold a 8-7 edge in the all-time series.

WHO'S HOT

Calgary -- F Josh Sanderson burned his former team when returning to Toronto for the first time since a late-season trade with the Rock last year. The lefty passer had a hat-trick and five assists against the Rock Saturday and leads the team with 19 points in three games. That puts him on pace for more than 100 for a full season.

San Jose -- F Jeff Zywicki held the hot hand against Rochester Sunday, firing five goals to pace the offence. Zywicki has burned the Riggers several times in the past but he was held to just two goals in the season-opener.

SPECIAL TEAMS

POWERPLAY -- Calgary: 52.6% (10-19, 1st in NLL); San Jose: 50% (12-24, 2nd).

PENALTY KILLING -- Calgary: 54.6% (5-11, 7th); San Jose: 50% (9-18, 8th).

NOTABLES

The Roughnecks have been dynamite on the faceoff dot, as Nolan Heavenor has won 59.6% of his draws. D Devan Wray has won 50% of his draws in fewer opportunities... D Andrew McBride needs four penalty minutes to pass Jesse Phillips for the franchise record in that category.


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