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Bandits turn focus to Game 2

Posted at 6:51 PM, May 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-29 20:21:05-04

Two of the highest scoring teams all season and in the playoffs both struggled to find a rhythm and offense on Saturday night.

But, the Bandits inability to find the back of the net cost them in Game 1 of the Champion's Cup Final against the Rush.

The loss marked just the second time this season Buffalo scored fewer than 10 goals.

The Bandits were shutout in the first quarter and only scored three times in the second half in the 11-9 loss to the Rush.  They had been averaging more than 17 goals per game in the playoffs.

The league's leading scorer, Dhane Smith, finished with just three goals.

"It's just tough. They did a good job on Dhane there. He's still going to get his goals but it comes down to our depth there to get our goals,” forward Anthony Malcom said.  “We have to be better next game.”

"Dhane hits the post late in the game there when it was 9-9.  We just didn't bury the goal we can usually score. Just tough breaks."

Game 2 of the Champion’s Cup Final in June 4th.  Faceoff is set for 9 p.m. in Saskatchewan.