Friday, April 2, 2010

NLL Game Preview: Washington @ Edmonton

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The Washington Stealth have already clinched the playoffs, while the Edmonton Rush look to gain ground on the #1 team in the West. The Rush have only one loss at home, that coming from the Boston Blazers two weeks ago. With a win for the Rush, they could gain some separation from Calgary, who play in Toronto tonight. The Stealth can clinch a home game in the playoffs with a win, two Calgary losses, and a Minnesota loss. The Stealth can also take the season series from Edmonton with a win. On the other hand, the Rush have won four of their last five games and have gotten off to their best start in franchise history.

Leading Scorers: Edmonton: Ryan Ward, 50
Washington:Jeff Zywicki, 68 pts

Goaltenders: Edmonton: Matt Disher, 12.08 GAA, 122 GA, .767 S%
Washington: Tyler Richards 11.54 GAA, 78 GA, 7.64 S%

Injuries: Edmonton: None
Washington: None

* The Rush have five players with over 30 points.

* The Stealth have the best offense in the league, scoring 12.8 goals a game.

* The Stealth beat the Rush in their second game of the season, winning 15-7.

* Washington swept Colorado last weekend, earning a playoff berth.

* Tyler Richards is expected to be in goal for Washington.

* The Rush play the Swarm tomorrow.

* This game will be seen on Network on the Washington and Edmonton channels.

* The game is in Rexell Place of Edmonton.

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