Calgary bullies Stealth in 4th quarter
The Calgary Roughnecks scored seven fourth-quarter goals and took advantage of a late major penalty to move into first place in the National...
EVERETT — The Calgary Roughnecks scored seven fourth-quarter goals and took advantage of a late major penalty to move into first place in the National Lacrosse League West Division with a 13-11 win over the Washington Stealth at Comcast Arena on Saturday.
Down 10-8 midway through the fourth quarter, the Roughnecks (8-5) went on the power play after Stealth goaltender Tyler Richards was assessed a five-minute high-sticking major, which he was forced to serve himself by rule. Calgary scored three goals on backup Matt Roik in less than two minutes with the man advantage and added a fourth on Roik shortly after to take a 12-10 lead with 2:39 left.
After Washington (7-6) cut the deficit to one with 1:10 left, the Stealth had an opportunity to tie the game but failed to get a shot off before the shot clock expired. Calgary scored an empty-net goal with two seconds left.
Calgary's Curtis Dickson scored four goals and Shawn Evans, the NLL's leading scorer this season, had a game-high seven points (1 goal, 6 assists). For the Stealth, Lewis Ratcliff (2+3) and Rhys Duch (1+4) each had five points.