The Boston Cannons can stay perfect on the season if they can beat the Hamilton Nationals tonight in a rematch from the MLL Championship. Hamilton fell to the Denver Outlaws last week and will be looking to rebound.
Boston will have nearly a full crew tonight, with Kevin Buchanan, Brad Ross and Pat Heim all back in action. Hamilton will have back plenty as well, with guys like Brodie Merrill and Kevin Crowley. However, they will be without Stephen Keogh who is playing in the NLL playoffs.
The goalie matchup will be Jordan Burke against the tandem of Scott Rodgers and Brice Queener. Not much has changed for either team since the championship, with Boston only losing Max Quinzani and the Nats losing rookie of the year Jeremy Boltus.
Hamilton is a fast team that likes to run, but Boston has gotten better at the transition aspect with fast players like Mike Stone and Ari Sussman having bigger roles. Those kind of role players will be the key tonight against a tough team looking for their first win.
Game time is tonight at 7pm and can be watched on ESPN3.com. This should be one of the best games in the early season, with plenty of storylines in store. Will Boston get their third win? How does Hamilton react with so many players back?