Minnesota Stuns Buffalo in Overtime

The lead wouldn't last long as the Bandits tacked on their own power play goal by F Aaron Wilson, just over a minute after Jackson's. Each team scored another in the last two minutes of the quarter, heading into the final frame knotted at seven.

Over the course of their win, Minnesota was able to do something that hasn't been done in over 12 years: silence Buffalo captain F John Tavares. Held without a point for the first time since Jan. 25, 2002, Tavares' 185-game point streak came to an end.

The Swarm hope that taking down the team sitting at the top of their division can foster some needed confidence, which can spur one last push through the remainder of their schedule.

"We are still in this playoff run," Crawford explained. "[This win] gives us life and shows that it is attainable. The season is not lost and if we keep working hard good things will come."

With Toronto losing on Saturday, Minnesota only sits two games back from the Rock for possession of the third playoff spot. The Swarm head West next weekend to take on the Calgary Roughnecks (7-5) Saturday night at Scotiabank Saddledome. Minnesota returns to The Hive on Friday, April 4 for the first half of a home-and-home series with the Rochester Knighthawks (9-3).

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2014-03-23



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