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Bandits Steal Win from Blazers in Overtime, 9-8

March 13, 2010 - National Lacrosse League (NLL) - Boston Blazers News Release

Boston, MA - Buffalo forward John Tavares scored 36 seconds into overtime to lead the Bandits past the Blazers 9-8 in National Lacrosse League play on Saturday. The loss brings the Blazers record to 5-5 and keeps them in third place in the Eastern Conference.

Boston forward Brenden Thenhaus recorded his second consecutive three-goal game, and scored the game-tying goal with five minutes remaining in regulation. Reigning league MVP Dan Dawson added a power-play goal and four assists. Tavares led all scorers with four goals for the Bandits.

Anthony Cosmo, who entered Saturday's game leading the league on goals-against average, made 41 saves for the Blazers in the loss, and held his opponents to a single-digit scoring total for the sixth time this season. Mike Thompson stopped 49 for Buffalo.

The Blazers drew a season-high 9,062 fans at the TD Garden, and will begin a two-week road trip against Edmonton and Philadelphia. They return to the TD Garden on April 3 against the Orlando Titans.

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