Roughnecks win some and lose some

IAN BUSBY

, Last Updated: 1:28 PM ET

The Roughnecks split a pair of games last weekend, losing 12-10 to the Toronto Rock at home but beating the Minnesota Swarm 13-10 on the road. The win clinched a playoff berth for the Riggers for the seventh consecutive season.

The Knighthawks stymied the Colorado Mammoth offence in a 12-8 victory last night in Denver to keep pace in the East Division playoff race. After a slow start, the K-Hawks have won five of their past six.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

This is Rochester's first visit to the Saddledome. The Riggers have twice travelled to play the Knighthawks and lost both times. The last meeting was a 15-12 Knighthawks victory Feb. 16 of last season, but the Riggers were without captain Tracey Kelusky at the time.

WHO'S HOT

CALGARY -- Sophomore F Dane Dobbie has scored an average of four goals in his past five games, and never less than a hat-trick. The lefty has moved into the team lead for goals with 34 in 12 games and leads the league with 14 powerplay goals.

ROCHESTER -- Captain Shawn Williams has 16 points in the past three games, but only three of those are goals. Two of the markers came last night in Denver.

SPECIAL TEAMS

POWERPLAY -- Calgary: 62.5% (55-88, 1st in NLL); Rochester: 50.7% (36-71, T-3rd).

PENALTY KILLING -- Calgary: 50.9% (27-55, 8th in NLL); Rochester: 49.3% (35-69, 9th).

NOTABLES

Roughnecks F Josh Sanderson quietly passed injured Rochester Knighthawks star John Grant Jr. for career points a few weeks ago. Sanderson now sits fourth on the all-time list behind Gary Gait, John Tavares and Colin Doyle ... Riggers G Matt King has made five straight starts and now sits second in the NLL with a 10.19 GAA.


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