Roughnecks (4-0) vs Swarm (2-1)

IAN BUSBY, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 8:35 AM ET

COMING IN

The red-hot Riggers had a bye last weekend after beating the San Jose Stealth 16-13 Jan. 26 at the Saddledome.

The Swarm lost to the undefeated Buffalo Bandits 10-9 at home Jan. 26 and also enjoyed a bye on Super Bowl weekend.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

This is the third meeting in history between the pair and they split the first two, both of which were at the Saddledome.

The Swarm won 12-8 in 2006, while the Riggers beat Minnesota 15-14 in 2007. The Swarm moved into the West Division this off-season, so Calgary will visit Minnesota for the first time March 28.

WHO'S HOT

CALGARY -- F Curt Malawsky is on a run of three straight games in which he's recorded hat-tricks. The oldest Rigger leads the team with 11 goals in four games.

MINNESOTA -- F Dean Hill and F Kevin Ross both had four-point games in the loss to Buffalo. Ross leads the Swarm with 14 points in three games.

SPECIAL TEAMS

POWERPLAY -- Calgary: 53.5% (15-28, 2nd in NLL); Minnesota: 46.2% (6-13, 8th).

PENALTY KILLING -- Calgary: 41.2% (10-17, 12th); Minnesota: 63.6% (4-11, 3rd).

NOTABLES

Roughnecks D Bruce Codd is in the process of moving to Calgary and will take a job as technical director of the Alberta Lacrosse Association. Codd currently resides in Ontario and coached the Minto Cup-champion Orangeville Northmen this past summer ... Roughnecks F Josh Sanderson needs just two points to pass Tom Marechek and move into fourth place on the NLL's all-time regular-season points list ... Riggers T Nolan Heavenor had a viral infection last weekend and will be a game-time decision. Heavenor battled food poisoning three weeks ago but managed to recover and hasn't missed a game ... The Roughnecks can extend their win streak to a franchise-best five games with a victory.


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