It was an extremely valiant effort for the home town team, but Sunday’s may not be consider a typical winning day in their franchise, as the Boston Blazers fell to Buffalo, 9-8. The Bandits not only left the TD Garden with an exceptional win, but also returned to second place in the NLL East standings.
After 30-minutes of lacrosse, the Bandits led the Blazers, 6-3, but Buffalo would add to their small lead when Travis Irving and John Tavares added two additional goals before an exciting fourth quarter, which saw five goals scored between each team.
Trailing, 8-4, Boston rallied back, as Dan Dawson netted three goals, while Nick Cotter recorded one. However, Buffalo’s Clay Hill eventually scored the go-ahead goal, which secured the win for the Bandits.
Boston did not receive the help needed in net, as goaltender Anthony Cosmo allowed eight goals and then was replaced by back-up goalie, Nick Rose, who allowed the game winner.
Buffalo’s goaltender Mike Thompson played the entire four quarters, but allowed eight goals, as well as saved 27 of the 35 shots on net.
Boston will leave the comforts of the TD Garden and head out on a three game road trip, which includes stops in Buffalo, Colorado and Washington before returning home in April.