We headed into the last weekend of the regular season with many questions. Would the Edmonton Rush finish first overall and win the right to host their first playoff games or would they drop to third in the West? Would the Buffalo Bandits salvage a disastrous season to make the playoffs or would we have a west division team earn the right to cross over to the East? On Saturday night we got our answers. The Edmonton Rush came oh so close to finishing first overall but Shawn Evans scored his 112th point of the year to give the Calgary Roughnecks the 12-11 overtime victory that gave Calgary the top seed in the West. In Buffalo, the Bandits came flying out of the gate in front of 19,070 fans to take a 4-1 lead but despite the final score of 10-9 for Rochester, the Knighthawks looked to be in firm control once they got going. And even though the Buffalo loss ensured that the Colorado Mammoth would make the playoffs the Mammoth still went in the front door by defeating the Minnesota Swarm 16-14. The win also put Colorado into fourth place in the West and will give them a playoff game in Calgary instead of Toronto.
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