Wings Win in OT; Other Home Teams Fall on Saturday

Buffalo's Steve Priolo then made it 4-3 at 11:15 of the second, putting the Bandits ahead for good.

The Stealth, which trailed 7-4 at the half, added two lone goals in the second by Dean Hill and Curtis Hodgson to bring the game to within one entering the fourth.

Outshot 52 to 42 on the night, Washington traded goals with Buffalo early in fourth, flirting with a one-goal deficit until the Bandits' Jordan Critch ignited a three-goal Bandit run at 13:17 of the fourth.

With the three, Buffalo would go on to score seven of the final 10 goals of the game to put the Stealth away for good.

With four goals and two assists on the night, Rhys Duch moved into top spot in NLL goals scored with 41 on the season. It was Duch's 10th hat trick of the year and third game with four or more goals.

For Buffalo, Aaron Wilson had four goals and two assists for six points, while Mark Steenhuis had two goals and five assists for seven points.

The Stealth are back in action at home next weekend for the final game of the regular season when the Philadelphia Wings make their first visit to Comcast Arena this year. Game time is 6:45 p.m. PDT.

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The Rochester Knighthawks (7-7) improved their playoff chances by holding on for a 15-14 road win over the Calgary Roughnecks (8-7) before a season-high crowd of 12,340 at Scotiabank Saddledome on Saturday night.

Neither team led by more than two goals in the tightly-contested game that wasn't decided until the final whistle as the Roughnecks had the chance to tie the game late in regulation after pulling within a goal with 18 seconds left.

Dan Dawson led the way for the Knighthawks with a game-high 11 points (3+8), Cody Jamieson added nine points (3+6), Mike Accursi (2+3) and Johnny Powless (2+3) both had five points while goalie Matt Vinc made 44 saves on 58 shots.

Roughnecks forward Shawn Evans moved into the NLL scoring lead with a team-high 10 points (3+7) for a total of 102 points (31+71) on the season. Curtis Dickson had seven points (2+5), Jeff Shattler had six points (4+2) and goalie Mike Poulin had 33 saves on 48 shots in the losing effort.

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