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Edmonton Rush clinch home playoff with 11th straight win, 15-4 over Bandits

03/22/2014 12:20 EDT | Updated 05/21/2014 05:59 EDT
EDMONTON - The Edmonton Rush clinched a home playoff date for the first time in team history, scoring six power-play goals and using a seven-goal outburst in the second quarter to dominate the Buffalo Bandits 14-5 in National Lacrosse League action on Friday.

The Rush (11-0) are one victory away from tying the NLL record for longest regular-season winning streak set by the 2007 Rochester Knighthawks.

Curtis Knight, Zack Greer, and rookie Adrian Sorichetti all scored hat tricks for the Rush, with Greer also picking up three assists for a six-point night. Cory Conway scored a goal and helped on seven more, and Mark Matthews had a goal and six assists.

Robert Church and Jarrett Davis had a goal and an assist apiece for the undefeated Edmonton squad, and Jeff Cornwall also scored.

John Tavares scored one goal and assisted on two for Buffalo (8-3), bringing his career NLL scoring total to 798. Steve Priolo had a goal and an assist, Chad Culp, Aaron Wilson and Joe Resetarits each scored one, and Dhane Smith chipped in with three assists.

Rush goaltender Aaron Bold made 33 saves for the win. Buffalo's Anthony Cosmo stopped 41 shots through 56:07, and Kurtis Wagar made two saves in three shots.

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