Working Overtime: Boston Blazers Drop Two Games In Extra Frames

The National Lacrosse League's Boston Blazers dropped two games this weekend to even their season record at 2-2.

Friday night, the Blazers faced the Toronto Rock at the Air Canada Center. The Blazers' Kevin Buchanan and Casey Powell and the Rock's Stephen Leblanc had a goal scoring duel throughout the game, with each notching five goals on the evening. The Rock maintained a lead through most of the night, leading 7-5 going into the half and going into the fourth up 11-8 on the Blazers.

The fourth quarter kicked off with Powell notching two goals by the 2:48 mark. Blazers' transition player Ryan Hotaling then jumped in with an unassisted goal after approximately five minutes of no scoring by either team. Then the Blazers came alive, tying the game with three goals within another minutes in a half at the close of the quarter and forcing their first overtime game of the season.

In overtime, Blazers goalie Anthony Cosmo held off the Rock's angry offense, making 15 saves in the frame alone (saving 45 on the night total.) The Rock's Leblanc worked one by Cosmo at the 8:56 mark of overtime, giving the Rock the 15-14 win and the Blazers their first loss of the season.

The Blazers' Saturday night game with the Rochester Knighthawks also went into overtime. Like the night before, the Blazers fell behind early, letting the Knighthawks sneak three goals past Cosmo in the first quarter. Blazers forward Josh Sanderson (usually quiet scoring wise the night before while facing a Rock team full of family ties) finally got the Blazers on the board in the second quarter. Sanderson and Powell would combine for five goals in the second, tying the game heading into the half.

Powell and Sanderson would have a hand in all but one of the Blazers goals in the second half, and held a 10-9 lead in the end seconds of the fourth quarter. However, the Knighthawks much heralded rookie, Cody Jamieson netted his third goal of the night with only six seconds left in the quarter to send the game into overtime. The Knighthawks' Shawn Evans then scored his third goal of the game a mere 48 seconds into overtime to give them the win.

The Blazers (2-2) host the struggling Philadelphia Wings (1-2) on Friday at the TD Garden before facing a rematch with the (2-1) Knighthawks in Rochester on Saturday.

For more lacrosse coverage, check out SBNation's new pro lacrosse blog, In Lax We Trust.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Boston

You must be a member of SB Nation Boston to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Boston. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Boston

You must be a member of SB Nation Boston to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Boston. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.