February 10, 2013
Roughnecks win Battle of Alberta, down Rush
By IAN BUSBY, QMI Agency

Roughnecks goalie Mike Poulin manages to stop a diving shot by Mark Matthews of the Rush during NLL action in Calgary on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. (Mike Drew/QMI Agency)

CALGARY - In three seasons, the Edmonton Rush have yet to find Superman’s kryptonite.

Consider them a bunch of hapless Lex Luthors whenever it’s the National Lacrosse League regular season.

And the Battle of Alberta is a painful never-ending string of sequels for the Rush.

Curtis Dickson, nicknamed Superman for his flying ability with the ball, scored four times, including the winner with 39 seconds left as the Roughnecks beat the Rush 9-8 in front of 10,002 spectators at the Saddledome Saturday night.

Greg Harnett, Mike Carnegie, Shawn Evans and Joe Resetarits had the other goals as the Riggers improved to 4-2, extending their win streak to four games.

Mike Poulin was strong in goal, making 45 saves to pick up the victory and hand the Rush a 12th straight loss in the rivalry.



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