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Posted: Sunday, 12 January 2014 7:03PM

Tavares leads Bandits to OT win in Philly



The Buffalo Bandits finished off a perfect weekend with a 12-11 overtime victory over the Philadelphia Wings on Sunday at the Wells Fargo Center.

John Tavares capped off a five-goal performance by scoring the game winning goal 0:55 seconds into sudden death overtime. Tavares added two assists to give him his first game with seven or more points since 2012.

The Bandits jumped out to 8-4 lead by halftime as they looked to have carried some momentum from Friday’s win over Toronto.  Philadelphia clawed their way back during the second half, tying the game at 11-11 with 4:01 remaining in regulation.

Dhane Smith had the best game of his young career with nine points (3 goals, 6 assists). Ryan Benesch had his second five-point game of the weekend with a goal and four assists.  Anthony Cosmo backed up his stellar performance from Friday by stopping 43 of the 54 shots he faced.

With the back-to-back wins this weekend the Bandits improve to 2-1 on the season.  They will head out west to Colorado on Saturday for a 9 PM EST meeting with the Mammoth.  You can catch the game on ESPN 1520 on Saturday night.
 

What was your top story line from the Bills win over Miami?
  Big day for Sammy Watkins
  EJ Manuel has a second straight solid game
  Dominating defense
  The Bills are 2-0
 
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