Philadelphia: The Push for the National Lacrosse League (NLL) playoffs keeps going on for your Philadelphia Wings as they took on the Calgary Roughnecks on Saturday afternoon from the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia. The Wings come into the game off a loss to Toronto on March 30 while Calgary headed to South Philly off a loss to San Diego also on March 30.
Calgary would score the games first 5 goals for a 5-0 lead, the Wings would have their chances to score but Calgary goalie Christian Del Bianco would make the saves and make things very frustrating. Calgary would get nailed with a four-minute penalty to end the quarter.
The Wings would take advantage of the power play as they would score three goals, two of them were by Kiel Matisz. The Roughnecks would answer the scoring run by the Wings with two additional goals as they took a 7-3 lead at halftime.
In the 2nd half, both Calgary opened the scoring with two straight goals for a 9-3 lead, Josh Currier would get the Wings on the board in the 3rd quarter and cut the lead down to 9-4. Josh Currier would keep the Wings in the game as he would score an amazing goal for the hat trick. Things would get very physical. Calgary took a 14-8 lead at the end of the 3rd quarter.
The Roughnecks would keep the pressure on the Wings as the Wings would attempt to make a comeback. Josh Currier would have one hell of a game with 5 goals. There would be two milestones that the Wings reached is that Jordan Hall would get his 700 career points & Trevor Baptiste would break the NLL Rookie record for face-offs. Calgary would take down the Wings 18-13.
There is a lot you can take away from this season as this was the Wings return to the league and the support from the fans all season at the Wells Fargo Center has been great. Also, this was a very good learning experience with playing a lot of young players
The Wings Thanks the Fans for Support all season