What a freakin’ game! Less than 10 minutes left in the 4th quarter, and the Rock are losing 13-6. People have already left the ACC, figuring the game was pretty much over, when the Rock suddenly decide “Hey, let’s win this game!”. They go out and scored 8 goals in 7 minutes and 12 seconds, keep Philly scoreless in the entire 4th quarter, and win 14-13. Certainly one of the greatest comebacks I’ve ever seen.
Doyle and Manning are now #1 and #2 in the overall scoring race. Josh Sanderson is tied with John Tavares and John Grant Jr. for third place, and everyone has one game left. It’s highly possible that the Rock will have the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place scorers in the league. If they beat Calgary next week, they’ll be 13-3, which is the best winning percentage in team history, and one of the best in league history (Buffalo’s 8-0 season will obviously never be beaten, percentage-wise, but the schedule’s twice as long now. Albany was 14-2 in 2002.). Whipper will probably end up 4th in the league in GAA. Toronto also has the 2nd best power play in the league, the 3rd best penalty killing in the league, and by far, the most shorthanded goals (Toronto has 17, 2nd place is 12). Could this team be the best pro lacrosse team ever?
I know, I know, don’t count your chickens and all that. We were all ready to host Calgary for the NLL final last year, all we had to do was get by Buffalo. No problem, right? WRONG. Buffalo came out and kicked Toronto’s ass all over the floor. So, maybe I’ll hold off on that “best team ever” assessment…. for now.