TORONTO — Brandon Slade forced overtime and the scored the extra-period winner as the Toronto Rock downed the Buffalo Bandits 12-11 on Friday in National Lacrosse League action.
Rob Hellyer had four goals and three assists for Toronto (10-5), while Adam Jones and Johnny Powless had two goals apiece. Dan Lintner and Dan Craig also scored.
Nick Rose made 40 saves for the win.
Dhane Smith scored five times and added two assists for Buffalo (12-4), while Corey Small and Chris Cloutier both struck twice. Kevin Brownell and Steve Priolo added singles.
Matt Vinc stopped 40 shots in net for the Bandits.
The Rock were 3 for 4 on the power play and Buffalo was 2 for 4 with the man advantage.