BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Bandits were in this situation one year ago: with a Game 1 win over the Mammoth in the best-of-three series at home before heading back to Colorado for Game 2.
Buffalo ultimately lost the championship series after falling in Colorado, then losing the series finale back at KeyBank Center. They’re determined not to let that happen again.
“We’re not satisfied. We know what happened last year, and we’re going to be up for the challenge,” forward Dhane Smith said.
“We can’t be satisfied,” head coach John Tavares reiterated. “We’ve gotta stay confident.”
The Bandits edged out the Mammoth in Game 1, 13-12. Dhane Smith had a game-high five goals for the Bandits, while Kyle Buchanan tallied six assists.
Game 2 is in Colorado on Monday night. A Game 3, if necessary, would return to Buffalo next Saturday night at KeyBank Center.