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Blazers Rocked in Overtime by Mammoth

March 26, 2011 - National Lacrosse League (NLL) - Boston Blazers News Release

Boston, MA - The Boston Blazers traveled to the Pepsi Center in Denver, CO tonight to take on the Colorado Mammoth in their second Western match-up of the weekend. After falling to the Washington Stealth yesterday evening, Boston failed to capitalize on a three goal lead in the fourth quarter and lost in overtime, 9-8. With the two defeats and their fourth loss in a row, the Blazers move under .500 to a 6-7 record.

In a night of back-and-forth scoring, Blazers Captain Dan Dawson would knock in the first of the evening at 12:11 mark quickly followed by a goal by Kevin Buchanan off a Casey Powell assist.

The second quarter began strong for Boston as Powell scored just :50 seconds off assists by Buchanan and Damon Edwards. Following a checking from behind penalty by Mammoth's Mac Allen on Blazers Mitch Belisle, Boston was subsequently awarded a penalty shot which Dawson would unfortunately miss. Moving into the half, Boston held a 5-4 lead after a Nick Cotter goal at the 9:23 mark in the second.

The Blazers would take their largest lead of the game in the fourth quarter at the 3:19 mark when Ryan Powell notched one making it 8-5 in favor of Boston.

Colorado would however rally back scoring three straight including a goal by Gavin Prout, his first since returning to the Mammoth since a trade deadline deal with the Edmonton Rush. Mammoth's Alex Gajic brought the score within one with under three minutes in the quarter followed by a Dan Carey goal with just 24.8 seconds tying the score 8-8 at the end of regulation.

Overtime led to the Blazers demise as John Grant Jr. knocked in his second of the night and recorded a final score in favor of the Mammoth.

The Mammoth were led by Joel Dalgarno who had three goals and Grant with two goals and three assists. Boston was led by Powell who had two goals and one assist and Josh Sanderson who supported with one goal and five assists. Colorado goaltender Chris Levis recorded 37 saves on 45 shots on while Blazers Anthony Cosmo defended 38 saves on 47 shots on goal.

Boston returns home next Saturday at 7:30pm at the TD Garden to take on the now third placed Rochester Knighthawks. Tickets are still available at blazerslacrosse.com or by calling 888-BLAZERS.

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