VS COLORADO: Tonight marks the third and final regular season meeting between Calgary and Colorado. Each club has picked up a win in the series. In their last meeting, the Roughnecks’ defensive corps held Colorado forward Adam Jones scoreless, marking the first time he did not find the back of the net in a league-record 56 games. Curtis Dickson (4g, 9a) leads Calgary with 13 points against the Mammoth while Callum Crawford (6g, 8a) tops Colorado with 14 points in the series.
HEAD-TO-HEAD: 2016 REGULAR SEASON
Category Roughnecks (6-7) Mammoth (8-3)
Home Record 3-4 5-0
Away Record 3-3 3-3
Goals For 149 134
Goals Against 150 126
Power Play Pct. 50.75 50.98
Penalty Kill Pct. 54.41 50.00
Faceoffs Won-Taken 148-354 (41.8%) 135-305 (44.3%)
Loose Balls 859 733
Points Leader – Series Dickson (13) Crawford (14)
Points Leader – Season Dickson (78) Crawford (71)
HEAD-TO-HEAD: 2015 REGULAR SEASON
Category Roughnecks (7-11) Mammoth (9-9)
Home Record 4-5 6-3
Away Record 3-6 3-6
Goals For 212 212
Goals Against 217 218
Power Play Pct. 55.29 49.43
Penalty Kill Pct. 64.36 46.84
Faceoffs Won-Taken 302-495 (61.0%) 235-502 (46.8%)
Loose Balls 1,066 1,023
Points Leader – Series Evans (26) Jones (15)
Points Leader – Season Evans (130) Jones (93)
• Feb. 13/16 at CGY: COL 13 CGY 8 … The Mammoth stretched a 7-5 third-quarter lead to a 13-8 win.
• Mar. 19/16 at CGY: CGY 13 COL 9 … Mike Poulin made 48 saves for Calgary.
INSIDE THE SERIES
• Shots on Goal: CGY 99 COL 109
• Power Plays: CGY 3-7 (42.8%) COL 4-7 (57.1%)
REGULAR SEASON RECORDS
• All-Time: 17-20
• All-Time in CGY: 11-10
• All-Time in COL: 6-10
• Last CGY Win: Mar. 19/16, 13-9 at the Scotiabank Saddledome
• Last COL Win: Feb. 13/16, 13-8 at the Scotiabank Saddledome
WITHIN REACH: With a team-leading 44 goals on the season, Curtis Dickson sits four goals back of his career high which he set last year. The franchise record for most goals in a single season is 51, set by Dane Dobbie in 2014.
BACK-TO-BACK: Including this doubleheader weekend, the Roughnecks have played back-to-back games on 33 occasions with a record of 40-25 over that span. The most back-to-back sets Calgary has played in a single season is five when the 2006 schedule saw the Roughnecks play Jan. 20-21, Jan. 27-28, Feb. 17-18, Mar. 17-18 and Apr. 14-15. Of those 10 games, seven were played on the road.
TURN ON THE RED LIGHT: Karsen Leung is riding a career-high six-game scoring streak. The 25-year-old forward has netted eight goals during this span including recording his first career NLL hat-trick on Mar. 11 in a 15-10 win at Toronto.
GET SHORTY: The Roughnecks are tied with Colorado for second-most shorthanded goals at 10. Of the 10 markers, Curtis Dickson has netted five and sits one shorthanded tally back of matching his career high set in 2013. Saskatchewan leads the league with 11 shorthanded goals.
IT’S TRICKY: Curtis Dickson’s sock-trick last night in Georgia marked his third career six-goal effort. The most goals the 27-year-old forward has scored in a single game is seven which he has twice achieved (Feb. 21, 2015 and Apr. 19, 2014).
LOOKING BACK: The Roughnecks were 3-10 when entering Game 14 last season.
COLLEGIATE ROOTS: Rookie Wesley Berg is no stranger to Denver, Colorado. He spent his collegiate career with Denver University’s men’s lacrosse team, helping the Pioneers capture the NCAA championship in 2015. With DU from 2012-15, Berg became the Pioneers’ all-time leader in points (255) and goals (188).
GOING THE DISTANCE: The Roughnecks have gone into extra time three games in a row (Feb. 20 – Mar. 5), matching a single-season league record for most consecutive overtime games. The last team to record three-straight overtime contests was Washington in 2011. The single-season NLL record for most overtime games is five, twice set by Arizona (2005) and Washington (2011). The most OT contests the Roughnecks have played in a single season is four, first set in 2004 then duplicated in 2015.
NAIL-BITERS: Six of Calgary’s 13 games played have been decided by one goal with the Roughnecks winning two and losing four one-goal decisions. Calgary is 1-1 in two-goal games and 2-0 in four-goal contests. In games decided by five or more goals, the Roughnecks are 1-2.
WHAT’S LEFT: After tonight, Calgary has four regular season games remaining with three against divisional rivals in Saskatchewan (Apr. 2) and Vancouver (Apr. 9 and Apr. 16). The Roughnecks wrap up the regular season at home on Apr. 30 against Toronto.
Leading entering second half.….. 2-3 Outshooting opponent.…..3-2
Trailing entering second half.…… 3-2 Outshot………………………3-5
Tied entering second half……..… 1-2 Shots are tied………………0-0
ROUGHNECKS VS: (BUF 0-1) (COL 1-1) (GA 2-0) (NE 1-0) (ROC 0-1) (SAS 0-3) (TOR 1-0) (VAN 1-1)
WELCOME BACK: Since returning to the lineup after a four-game absence with an upper-body injury, Dane Dobbie has contributed with seven goals and 10 assists over three games. He sits fourth in team scoring with 20 goals and 47 points in nine contests.
TOP 10: Curtis Dickson’s 44 goals and 78 points place him second in league scoring. Of his 44 goals, 12 have come on the power play (second among all players) while his five shorthanded markers top all players. Greg Harnett and Dickson are in an eight-way tie for fourth in the league with two game-winning goals each. Karsen Leung and Mike Carnegie are tied for the team lead with 22 caused turnovers, third best in the NLL. Dan MacRae is fourth among the league’s defenders with 13 points (3g, 10a) on the season while Jon Harnett is tied for ninth with nine points (1g, 8a). Mike Poulin is second among league goaltenders with a 10.70 goals-against average. Fellow netminder Frankie Scigliano sits seventh in the NLL with a 12.13 goals-against average.
CLIMBING THE CHARTS: Last Saturday against Colorado, Curtis Dickson surpassed 400 career NLL points with an eight-point effort (3g, 5a). Now sitting at 413 points in 97 career games, Dickson is averaging just over four points per contest and sits seventh on the club’s all-time scoring list, 13 points back of sixth-place Shawn Evans.
POULIN WALL: Last weekend, goaltender Mike Poulin picked up his second-straight win, making 48 saves in a 13-9 victory over Colorado. It was the second time this season the 30-year-old netminder turned in a 48-save effort, three saves shy of his best single-game record of 51, set during the 2011 season. On Mar. 5, he eclipsed 3,000 career saves. Poulin now has 3,143 saves over his 10-year NLL career and is Calgary’s all-time saves leader (2,880). Originally selected by the Buffalo Bandits in the second round, 21st overall, in the 2005 NLL Draft, he began his career in Toronto in 2007. He spent two seasons with the Rock before joining Boston then Calgary. In 2012, Poulin was named the NLL Goaltender of the Year.