The Colorado Mammoth looked like a new team against the Boston Blazers last Saturday. Their defense and goalkeeping both improved while their offense scored some fairly impressive and clutch goals. Unfortunately, the roles went back to their old normals tonight as the Mammoth fell to the Edmonton Rush, 14-10.
Colorado managed to actually outshoot Edmonton during the game, 57-50, but as has happened so many times this year with Colorado, they could not convert the majority of the shots on offense. Goalkeeper Chris Levis looked more like the version of himself that was one of the worst keepers in the league back in 2009 rather than the all star caliber goalie he looked like against Boston, allowing 14 goals on only 50 shots; that’s a terrible line for an NLL goalie.
Colorado now must win the game tomorrow at home against the Rush to have any hopes of getting into the Champions Cup playoffs. Edmonton with the win now stands at 4-9, while Colorado is now at 2-9 with only a scant few games left in the season to catch up. Two more games remain against the Rush and they will both assuredly be of the ‘Must Win’ category.