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1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q OT F
Minnesota Swarm Minnesota Swarm
(2-3 H 1-1 A 1-2)
2 4 3 2 11
Portland LumberJax Portland LumberJax
(2-4 H 1-2 A 1-2)
1 3 2 2 Blank 8

Swarm Get R Done Against the LumberJax

Friday, February 2, 2007
Portland, Oregon
Attendance: 6,281

In a battle of dueling losing streaks, the Minnesota Swarm end theirs and continue the Portland LumberJax’s with a 11-8 victory in Portland in front of 6,281 flannel-clad LumberJax supporters. After giving up 37 goals during their two-game losing streak, the Swarm (2-3) looked like the team many figure they would. Strong defense and spectacular goaltending by Nick Patterson, who made 41 saves on 49 shots, helped extend the LumberJax (2-4) losing streak to four. This is the Swarm’s first road victory of the year after losing their first two.

The Swarm started very quickly with Sean Pollock scoring the first of his team high four goals just twenty-nine seconds into the game. A minute and half later, Spencer Martin scored on a dribbler past LumberJax goaltender Dallas Eliuk to make it 2-0. Martin didn’t help the Swarm though by accruing a two minute and five minute penalty on separate occasions midway through the first quarter which put the Swarm down a man for most of the rest of the quarter. They limited the damage and the Swarm led 2-1 after the first.

After Dean Hill scored on a behind the back pass from Kelly Hall to give the Swarm a 3-1 lead in the second, the Jax came back strong scoring three straight led by Ryan Powell, who scored one and assisted on another to take a 4-3 lead. The Swarm did not despair as they rallied for three goals to end the half. Dean Hill tied the game scoring on a cross crease pass from Pollock. Kasey Beirnes then scored on a one-hander and Scott Stewart finished the half scoring after getting his helmet knocked off as he shot.

The Swarm extended their 6-4 lead at half quickly in the third as Martin scored his second goal of the evening on a quick outlet pass from Jon Sullivan that caught the Jax sleeping on transition. The Jax didn’t give up and narrowed the lead to 7-6 but the Swarm were not to be denied as Pollock scored coming from the right, then taking it up the middle. Mark Miyashita netted a goal, the eventual game-winner, on a great pass from Chad Culp to end the third up 9-6.

Pollock wasn’t finished on this night as he scored the final two goals for the Swarm in the fourth quarter. Pollock had struggled with his shot this season but tonight his four goals were of a wide variety and couldn’t be denied. Pollock is a player who doesn’t back down from contact and when he gets his shot going, it gets the team going as well.

The Jax scored a couple late but Patterson joined Pollock as a star of the game by turning away the Jax at every turn. For Patterson, tonight’s game showed why he is one of the best netminders in the league and that he is back on track. The Swarm themselves got back on track tonight and played their best game of the season. Now the Swarm got to carry the momentum from this victory forward as they battle for a playoff spot in the East Division.

The Swarm will have to wait two weeks for their next opponent. That opponent will be the New York Titans and the two will tangle in a home and home series. The first game will be on Saturday, February 17th in New York at Madison Square Garden. The following night, Sunday, February 18th, the Swarm will host the Titans at the Xcel Energy Center. Both games start at 7:00 pm CST.

The LumberJax’s quest to end their losing streak doesn’t get any easier as they will host the defending NLL champion, Colorado Mammoth, on Thursday, February 15th at 9:00 pm CST.

NLL Standings after play on Friday, February 2nd:

East Division W-L (Division Record) [vs. Swarm] (Goal Differential)

  1. Rochester Knighthawks 4-2 (3-1) [0-1] (+9)
  2. Chicago Shamrox 3-1 (2-1) [1-0] (+3)
  3. Philadelphia Wings 3-2 (2-0) (+4)
  4. Buffalo Bandits 2-3 (2-1) [1-0] (+5)
  5. MINNESOTA SWARM 2-3 (1-2) (-7)
  6. Toronto Rock 1-3 (1-3) (-5)
  7. New York Titans 1-5 (1-4) (-13)

West Division W-L (Division Record) [vs. Swarm] (Goal Differential)

  1. Colorado Mammoth 5-1 (3-1) (+17)
  2. Arizona Sting 4-1 (3-1) (+10)
  3. Calgary Roughnecks 3-1 (2-1) [1-0] (+5)
  4. Edmonton Rush 1-2 (0-2) (-7)
  5. PORTLAND LUMBERJAX 2-4 (0-3) [0-1] (-14)
  6. San Jose Stealth 1-4 (1-1) (-7)

Sean Pollock led the Swarm with four goals and two assists. Spencer Martin and Dean Hill each had two goals. Nick Patterson saved 41 of 49 shots, Mark Miyashita was fantastic on face offs winning 15 of 22. Riley Kemp led the Swarm with eight loose balls and continues to be the only player in Swarm history to play in every game in team history. Kemp has played in all 37 regular season games and the playoff game in Buffalo last year. The Swarm defense only gave up one goal on eight power plays and the offense went three of seven on the power play. The Swarm had 39 shots while the LumberJax had 49. Ryan Powell led the LumberJax with three goals and one assist.

Swarm Statistics
#17 Sean Pollock 4g 2a
#73 Dean Hill 2g 1a
#48 Scott Stewart 1g 2a
#15 Spencer Martin 2g
#19 Chad Culp 2a
#44 Ryan Ward 2a
#22 Kasey Beirnes 1g
#39 Mark Miyashita 1g; 15 of 22 on face offs
#11 Kelly Hall 1a
#16 Noah Talbot 1a
#23 Jon Sullivan 1a
#12 Eric Pacey 2 LB
#18 Andrew Biers 1 LB; 1 of 1 on face offs
#50 Ryan Cousins 6 LB
#55 Michael Kilby 4 LB
#77 Riley Kemp 8 LB
#93 Nick Patterson 41 saves on 49 shots

Game Links

Pointstreak Swarm Notes LumberJax Notes

Team Stats Sv/S PIM PP SH S SOG LB FO
Minnesota 41/49 21 5/7 1 50 39 64 16/23
Portland 28/39 15 4/8 1 65 49 73 7/23

# Minnesota G A Pts PIM PPG SHG S SOG LB FO
11 Kelly Hall 0 1 1 4 0 0 6 5 2 0-0
12 Eric Pacey 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0-0
15 Spencer Martin 1 0 1 7 0 0 5 4 6 0-0
16 Noah Talbot 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0-0
17 Sean Pollock 5 3 8 0 2 0 5 5 6 0-0
18 Andrew Biers 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1-1
19 Chad Culp 0 4 4 0 0 0 6 6 1 0-0
23 Jon Sullivan 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 5 0-0
28 Kasey Beirnes 1 0 1 0 1 0 4 4 3 0-0
39 Mark Miyashita 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 6 15-22
44 Ryan Ward 0 4 4 2 0 0 6 5 2 0-0
48 Scott Stewart 1 4 5 0 0 1 7 3 3 0-0
50 Ryan Cousins 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0-0
55 Michael Kilby 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0-0
73 Dean Hill 2 1 3 0 2 0 7 5 1 0-0
77 Riley Kemp 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 8 0-0
93 Nick Patterson 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0-0
1 Matt Disher Back Up Goaltender - Did Not Play
6 Ashton McLean Did Not Dress
8 Rory McDade Did Not Dress
10 Brock Boyle Did Not Dress
40 Jamie Taylor Did Not Dress
47 Travis Hill Did Not Dress
 
# Minnesota MIN GA Saves Shots Dec  
1 Matt Disher 0:00 0 0 0    
93 Nick Patterson 60:00 8 41 49 W 2-3  
 
# Portland G A Pts PIM PPG SHG S SOG LB FO
2 Ray Guze 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0-0
3 Del Halladay 1 2 3 0 0 1 8 6 2 0-0
5 Ian Crashley 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 8 0-0
7 Graham Palmer 0 0 0 4 0 0 2 0 3 0-0
8 Ryan Marshall 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0-0
10 Scott Stapleford 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0-0
12 Pat Jones 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 7-23
14 Ryder Bateman 0 2 2 2 0 0 7 5 2 0-0
17 Brodie Merrill 1 0 1 7 0 0 5 4 12 0-0
22 Ryan Powell 3 1 4 0 3 0 16 12 7 0-0
26 Ryan Sharp 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 10 0-0
30 Matt King 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0
33 Richard Morgan 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 2 3 0-0
35 Dallas Eliuk 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0
37 Tyler Heavenor 0 2 2 0 0 0 4 3 2 0-0
44 Peter Morgan 1 2 3 0 0 0 9 9 1 0-0
49 Bruce Alexander 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 0-0
90 Mike Hominuck 1 3 4 0 1 0 9 6 9 0-0
1 Jed Prossner Did Not Dress
11 Matt Holman Did Not Dress
20 Adam Bysouth Did Not Dress
24 Scott Mazuren Did Not Dress
36 D.J. Driscoll Did Not Dress
 
# Portland MIN GA Saves Shots Dec
30 Matt King 8:37 1 7 8    
35 Dallas Eliuk 51:07 9 21 30 L 2-3 Started
Empty Net 0:16 1 0 1    

Scoring
Time MN POR Team Goal 1st Assist 2nd Assist Notes
1st Quarter
0:29 1 0 Minnesota Sean Pollock Ryan Ward Chad Culp  
2:49 2 0 Minnesota Kasey Beirnes Sean Pollock Ryan Ward PP
5:22 2 1 Portland Mike Hominuck Tyler Heavenor Del Halladay PP
2nd Quarter
2:42 3 1 Minnesota Dean Hill Kelly Hall Ryan Ward PP
4:37 3 2 Portland Brodie Merrill Ryan Sharp    
6:44 3 3 Portland Ryan Powell Mike Hominuck Del Halladay PP
7:43 3 4 Portland Richard Morgan Ryan Powell Ryder Bateman  
9:16 4 4 Minnesota Dean Hill Sean Pollock Scott Stewart PP
9:50 5 4 Minnesota Sean Pollock Scott Stewart Chad Culp  
13:33 6 4 Minnesota Scott Stewart Jon Sullivan   SH
3rd Quarter
1:15 7 4 Minnesota Spencer Martin Jon Sullivan   EN
2:47 7 5 Portland Del Halladay Ryan Sharp Richard Morgan SH
4:57 7 6 Portland Ryan Powell Peter Morgan Mike Hominuck PP
10:13 8 6 Minnesota Sean Pollock Chad Culp Ryan Ward PP
12:36 9 6 Minnesota Mark Miyashita Chad Culp Sean Pollock GWG
4th Quarter
5:21 10 6 Minnesota Sean Pollock Scott Stewart Noah Talbot  
9:24 11 6 Minnesota Sean Pollock Dean Hill Scott Stewart PP
12:53 11 7 Portland Peter Morgan Mike Hominuck Ryder Bateman  
14:10 11 8 Portland Ryan Powell Peter Morgan Tyler Heavenor PP

Penalties
Time Team Player Penalty Bench Duration
1st Quarter
0:56 Portland Bruce Alexander Illegal Cross Checking   2:00
5:09 Minnesota Spencer Martin Holding   2:00
6:30 Minnesota Spencer Martin High Sticking   5:00
2nd Quarter
2:31 Portland Graham Palmer Checking from Behind   2:00
6:07 Minnesota Ryan Ward Unsportsmanlike Conduct   2:00
8:50 Portland Graham Palmer Holding   2:00
11:31 Minnesota Kelly Hall Unsportsmanlike Conduct   2:00
11:31 Minnesota Kelly Hall Checking from Behind   2:00
13:33 Portland Brodie Merrill High Sticking   5:00
14:46 Minnesota Eric Pacey Too Many Men X 2:00
3rd Quarter
4:41 Minnesota Riley Kemp Holding   2:00
8:07 Minnesota Eric Pacey Illegal Cross Checking   2:00
8:52 Portland Brodie Merrill Checking from Behind   2:00
4th Quarter
9:05 Portland Ryder Bateman Checking from Behind   2:00
13:51 Minnesota Jon Sullivan Illegal Cross Checking   2:00

Referees
Crew Chief Assistant Referee Technical Referee
Rick Lum David Berman