In the second game of their back-to-back, the Roughnecks will take on the Minnesota Swarm Saturday night.
A quick memory is a must for the Calgary Roughnecks.
After their four-game winning streak was snapped on Friday night in Toronto, the Riggers will need to regroup and focus quickly because they take on the Minnesota Swarm tonight.
“You got to have a short memory. The best way to do it is to get back on the horse,” said head coach Curt Malawsky after the 17-12 loss to the Rock. "It’s good for us to jump on a plane, regroup and get back together again."
The Swarm (2-3) will have rest on their side as they look to make it two straight wins early on in their season.
“They’re going to be very well prepared,” Malawsky added during his weekly conference call. “They’re going to be able to sit back and watch our game and see what we did the night before which will be an advantage for them. We’re a veteran team, so we’ll be ready to go come game time.”
Calgary’s veteran leadership is an important asset as they try to move past the penalty-filled affair against Toronto. The Roughnecks gave the Rock 12 extra-man opportunities, nine of which ended up in the back of the Riggers net.
Dane Dobbie led Calgary with five goals and two assists.
The Swarm is coming off their biggest win of the year, downing the Rock 13-12 last weekend in overtime.
Featuring a youthful team -- one that Malawsky said owns the top transition unit in the league -- the Roughnecks will be in tough when they head to the bee hive.
“I don’t think I’d look past Minnesota ever,” said Roughnecks transition player Geoff Snider. “They are very dangerous and they can make you pay on the scoreboard and defensively. Those guys are a confident group and certainly aren’t afraid to play an up-tempo game.”
Game time is 5 p.m. MT and fans can watch live on NLL.com.