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1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q OT F
Minnesota Swarm Minnesota Swarm
(3-3 H 1-1 A 2-2)
4 4 2 5 15
New York Titans New York Titans
(1-6 MSG 1-1 NC 0-1 A 0-4)
3 4 4 3 Blank 14

Swarm – Last Goal Standing, Win 15-14

Saturday, February 17, 2007
New York, New York
Attendance: 7,026

Never a dull moment was seen at Madison Square Garden in front of 7,026 Titan faithfuls as the Minnesota Swarm’s Sean Pollock finishes off the New York Titans with 35 seconds to go to give the Swarm a 15-14 victory. The Swarm came back from 11-10 to start the fourth as five different Swarm, including Pollock, notched a goal to see the Swarm prevail win.

Pollock led the Swarm (3-3) with three goals and six assists. Ryan Ward had a huge night scoring two goals and adding seven assists. Mike Hominuck, playing his first game for the Swarm, after being acquired last week in a trade from Portland, scored five goals and one assist.

The game started slowly but by the last half of the first quarter, business picked up for both teams. The Swarm got behind 2-1 but scored three straight, including Hominuck’s first goal as a Swarm, to take a 4-2 lead. The Titans Ryan Boyle narrowed the lead to 4-3 to end the first.

The second quarter saw the Swarm start fast as the expansion Titans (1-6) encountered numerous penalty issues. Hominuck scored the first two goals of the quarter for the Swarm and Pollock and Dean Hill each added one to get the Swarm a 8-4 lead. The Titans never gave up and came back strong led by Casey Powell who scored a goal and assisted on two others in a three goal rally which saw the Titans close the Swarm lead to 8-7 at the half.

The Swarm jumped out to a 10-8 lead to begin the third but Titans stormed right back to take their first lead of the game 11-10 on a fantastic play by Gewas Schindler as he faked out the Swarm defense and put the ball in all alone on Swarm goaltender Nick Patterson.

The lead for the Titans held up through the end of the third quarter but in the fourth, the Swarm regained it on goals by Kasey Beirnes and Ward. After a Ryan Boyle tied it at twelve, the Swarm popped in goals from Hominuck and Chad Culp, who scored his first goal since the season opener on January 13th against Chicago. That lead didn’t last as Powell, who is a magician with the ball, scored a beauty from behind his back and then passed it behind his back to Boyle to tie at 14. That left it to Pollock who had a second straight fantastic game to score the game winner on a pass from Ward. Pollock got the pass in front of the crease and scored as he dived through it past Titan goaltender Matt Vinc.

Casey Powell led the Titans with two goals and six assists while his partner in crime, Ryan Boyle scored five goals and assisted on two others.

Nick Patterson stood up well at the right times saving 35 of 49 shots while the Titans Vinc saved 40 of 55. Mark Miyashita dominated the face off circle on his 26th Birthday winning 21 of 32 draws. The Swarm are third in the league on face-offs winning 55.9% of the time compared to last year when they finished ninth with a win percentage of 41.7%. The Swarm scored on six of nine power plays. The Swarm gave up three power plays goals on three chances to the Titans in first half but shut them out all five times in the second. The Swarm even won a rare loose ball war with seventy compared the Titans fifty-nine.

Both these teams battle again tomorrow night at the Xcel Energy Center at 7:00 pm. Ryan Sharp, who the Swarm also acquired in a separate trade from Portland last week, is expected to make his Swarm debut in front of a buzzing hive of Swarmiacs.

Standings after tonight’s NLL action:

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

  1. Rochester Knighthawks 6-2 (4-1) [0-1] (+20)
  2. Philadelphia Wings 4-3 (2-1) (+3)
  3. Buffalo Bandits 4-4 (4-2) [1-0] (+5)
  4. Chicago Shamrox 3-3 (2-3) [1-0] (-3)
  5. MINNESOTA SWARM 3-3 (2-2) (-6)
  6. Toronto Rock 2-3 (2-3) 0
  7. NEW YORK TITANS 1-6 (1-5) (-14)

If the Swarm sweep the Titans tomorrow night and Chicago loses to Toronto tomorrow afternoon, the Swarm will be in third place heading to Chicago next Saturday.

Swarm Statistics:

#17 Sean Pollock 3g 6a
#44 Ryan Ward 2g 7a
#90 Mike Hominuck 5g 1a
#73 Dean Hill 3g 2a
#19 Chad Culp 1g 3a
#22 Kasey Beirnes 1g 2a
#15 Spencer Martin 3a
#48 Scott Stewart 2a
#39 Mark Miyashita 1a; 21 of 32 FO
#77 Riley Kemp 1a
#12 Eric Pacey 2 LB
#16 Noah Talbot 1 LB
#18 Andrew Biers 4 LB; 0 of 1 FO
#23 Jon Sullivan (Not listed for some reason on the box score but did play)
#50 Ryan Cousins 5 LB
#55 Michael Kilby 1 LB

Game Links

Pointstreak Swarm Notes Titans Notes

Team Stats Sv/S PIM PP SH S SOG LB FO
Minnesota 35/49 20 6/9 0 64 55 70 21/33
New York 40/55 24 3/8 0 60 49 59 11/33

# Minnesota G A Pts PIM PPG SHG S SOG LB FO
12 Eric Pacey 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0-0
15 Spencer Martin 0 3 3 0 0 0 2 4 3 0-0
16 Noah Talbot 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0-0
17 Sean Pollock 3 6 9 2 2 0 3 8 8 0-0
18 Andrew Biers 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0-1
19 Chad Culp 1 3 4 2 0 0 4 8 7 0-0
22 Kasey Beirnes 1 2 3 0 1 0 1 6 5 0-0
23 Jon Sullivan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0
39 Mark Miyashita 0 1 1 0 0 0 17 1 1 21-32
44 Ryan Ward 2 7 9 0 0 0 7 8 6 0-0
48 Scott Stewart 0 2 2 0 0 0 4 5 5 0-0
50 Ryan Cousins 0 0 0 4 0 0 5 1 0 0-0
55 Michael Kilby 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 1 0-0
73 Dean Hill 3 2 5 2 1 0 4 12 11 0-0
77 Riley Kemp 0 1 1 4 0 0 10 0 0 0-0
90 Mike Hominuck 5 1 6 0 2 0 5 8 8 0-0
93 Nick Patterson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0
1 Matt Disher Back Up Goaltender - Did Not Play
6 Ashton McLean Did Not Dress
10 Brock Boyle Did Not Dress
26 Ryan Sharp 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 14 35 49 W 3-3  
 
# New York G A Pts PIM PPG SHG S SOG LB FO
1 Casey Powell 1 6 7 0 0 0 11 9 6 0-0
2 Brendan Mundorf 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 6 5 0-0
4 Bobby Horsey 1 2 3 0 0 0 2 3 2 0-0
7 Matt Alrich 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0-0
10 Brian Tower 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 0-0
12 Jarett Park 0 0 0 5 0 0 6 1 1 0-0
14 Ryan Boyle 6 2 8 0 1 0 5 9 8 0-0
15 Matt Zash 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 11-33
19 Mike McLellan 1 3 4 0 1 0 2 9 8 0-0
24 Gewas Schindler 1 2 3 0 0 0 1 6 6 0-0
32 Rich Brzeski 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0-0
41 Bryan Barrett 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0-0
42 Pat Maddalena 2 6 8 0 1 0 9 14 10 0-0
47 Jeff Spano 1 1 2 2 0 0 8 1 1 0-0
48 Matt Vinc 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0-0
56 John Orsen 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0-0
71 Keevin Galbraith 0 1 1 2 0 0 3 0 0 0-0
65 Nick Schroeder Back Up Goaltender - Did Not Play
3 Roy Colsey Did Not Dress
20 Greg Peyser Did Not Dress
26 Blake Miller Did Not Dress
34 Anthony Kelly Did Not Dress
45 Joe Ghedina Did Not Dress
 
# New York MIN GA Saves Shots Dec
48 Matt Vinc 60:00 15 40 55 L 0-4  
65 Nick Schroeder 0:00 0 0 0    

Scoring
Time MN NY Team Goal 1st Assist 2nd Assist Notes
1st Quarter
3:45 1 0 Minnesota Ryan Ward Chad Culp Spencer Martin  
7:35 1 1 New York Ryan Boyle Bobby Horsey Matt Vinc  
8:46 1 2 New York Bobby Horsey Pat Maddalena Gewas Schindler  
9:30 2 2 Minnesota Dean Hill Ryan Ward Sean Pollock EA
11:35 3 2 Minnesota Sean Pollock Mike Hominuck Ryan Ward PP
13:16 4 2 Minnesota Mike Hominuck Scott Stewart Ryan Ward PP
14:37 4 3 New York Ryan Boyle Mike McLellan Pat Maddalena PP
2nd Quarter
0:21 5 3 Minnesota Mike Hominuck Riley Kemp Spencer Martin  
2:58 5 4 New York Pat Maddalena Ryan Boyle Casey Powell PP
5:06 6 4 Minnesota Mike Hominuck Sean Pollock   PP EA
6:13 7 4 Minnesota Sean Pollock Ryan Ward Dean Hill PP EA
7:31 8 4 Minnesota Dean Hill Sean Pollock Scott Stewart PP
8:40 8 5 New York Casey Powell Brendan Mundorf Pat Maddalena  
9:27 8 6 New York Mike McLellan Ryan Boyle Casey Powell PP
11:30 8 7 New York Ryan Boyle Casey Powell Pat Maddalena  
3rd Quarter
2:10 9 7 Minnesota Mike Hominuck Chad Culp Sean Pollock EA
2:59 9 8 New York Brendan Mundorf Mike McLellan Keevin Galbraith  
7:23 10 8 Minnesota Dean Hill Chad Culp Kasey Beirnes  
9:18 10 9 New York Jeff Spano      
11:59 10 10 New York Pat Maddalena Bobby Horsey Jeff Spano  
12:41 10 11 New York Gewas Schindler Casey Powell Matt Vinc  
4th Quarter
5:54 11 11 Minnesota Kasey Beirnes Dean Hill Sean Pollock PP
6:20 12 11 Minnesota Ryan Ward Spencer Martin Mark Miyashita  
9:03 12 12 New York Ryan Boyle Mike McLellan Gewas Schindler  
9:16 13 12 Minnesota Mike Hominuck Ryan Ward Kasey Beirnes  
9:53 14 12 Minnesota Chad Culp Ryan Ward Sean Pollock  
12:00 14 13 New York Ryan Boyle Casey Powell Pat Maddalena  
12:44 14 14 New York Ryan Boyle Casey Powell Pat Maddalena  
14:25 15 14 Minnesota Sean Pollock Ryan Ward   GWG

Penalties
Time Team Player Penalty Bench Duration
1st Quarter
0:50 Minnesota Ryan Cousins Checking from Behind   2:00
10:58 New York Rich Brzeski Illegal Cross Checking   2:00
12:36 New York Brian Tower Too Many Men X 2:00
14:25 Minnesota Riley Kemp Checking from Behind   2:00
2nd Quarter
0:35 New York Rich Brzeski High Sticking   5:00
0:35 New York Rich Brzeski Roughing   2:00
1:40 Minnesota Sean Pollock Interference   2:00
2:42 Minnesota Chad Culp Holding   2:00
2:58 New York Jarett Park High Sticking   5:00
6:02 New York Jeff Spano Checking from Behind   2:00
9:15 Minnesota Ryan Cousins Checking from Behind   2:00
3rd Quarter
3:10 Minnesota Riley Kemp Slashing   2:00
10:39 New York Matt Alrich Illegal Cross Checking   2:00
10:39 Minnesota Dean Hill Roughing   2:00
14:54 Minnesota Spencer Martin Too Many Men X 2:00
4th Quarter
2:14 New York John Orsen Holding   2:00
5:33 New York Keevin Galbraith Checking from Behind   2:00
6:43 Minnesota Mike Kilby Illegal Cross Checking   2:00
12:50 Minnesota Noah Talbot Checking from Behind   2:00

Referees
Crew Chief Assistant Referee Technical Referee
Bruce Crawford PJ Calello Roy Condon