Rush vs Roughnecks Highlights – Video

Posted: February 19, 2012 by Paul Rai in Alberta Lacrosse, Box Lacrosse, Edmonton Rush, NLL, The Lacrosse Program, Video, Vimy Lacrosse
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The Rush lost last night to the Calgary Roughnecks 12 to 8 in a very fast and physical game.  The Roughnecks scored the first four goals of the fourth quarter to break a 6 to 6 tie and take a lead that they would not relinquish.  The goalies on both sides were exceptional with each making numerous point-blank saves.  The Rush again struggled with their power play and just could not get into a good rhythm against Calgary’s pressure defense during their 5 on 5 sets.  Both teams play the same defensive style, but Calgary’s ball movement was better creating more chances on offense.  They also beat Edmonton on a few transition opportunities including some by Geoff Snider who dominated the faceoffs throughout the game.  Once you get down to Calgary it is tough to get on a run if you can never win a faceoff.

The Rush need to figure it out especially on the offensive side of the ball.  There is no balance on offense.  Some players never touch the ball and others are taking way too many shots on net.   It needs to improve if the team wants to string some wins together.  It will not get easier with the Philadelphia Wings visiting Edmonton for the next game.  They will be coming into town with Brodie Merrill, Dan Dawson and Kevin Crowley.  At least the game will be at home for the Rush.

Highlights of last night’s game are below.

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