The Wings’ season essentially came to an end Saturday when they lost to the Toronto Rock, 10-9, at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.
The loss dropped the Wings to 5-11 and eliminated them from playoff contention. The win for the Rock (7-9) helped it clinch the third and final playoff spot in the NLL’s East Division.
In a meeting between two teams fighting for their playoff lives, the game remained close throughout, as neither team could gain a lead greater than two goals. The Wings held a two-goal lead on two separate occasions.
The second occasion was during the beginning of the second quarter when Stephen Hoar reached the back of the night to make the score 6-4. The Rock then scored three consecutive goals to the lead, 7-6. Toronto’s lead lasted a little more than three minutes, as Jordan Hall scored with an assist from Kevin Crowley to tie up at 7 heading into halftime.