The Buffalo Bandits topped the New England Black Wolves 15-10 on Monday to win game one of their East Division Final.
Dhane Smith scored five goals for Buffalo. Alex-Kedoh Hill scored four times. Ryan Benesch chipped in with three goals.
Game two of the best-of-two series is Saturday night at First Niagara Center. If the Bandits lose that game, a ten-minute mini-game will be played to decide the winner of the series.