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Leblanc scores three times as Rock beat Swarm in finale

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4/26/2014 11:02:33 PM
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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Stephan Leblanc had three goals and an assist as the Toronto Rock ended their regular season by defeating the host Minnesota Swarm 8-6 on Saturday in National Lacrosse League action.

The win, combined with a Buffalo Bandits 16-14 loss to the Rochester Knighthawks, gives Toronto home-floor advantage in its first-round, single-elimination, East Division semifinal playoff game against Buffalo next weekend.

Rob Hellyer and Josh Sanderson each had a goal and three assists for the Rock (9-9), who led 7-2 after three quarters before giving up four goals in the final 15 minutes, while Nick Diachenko, Kasey Beirnes and Ethan O'Connor added a goal apiece.

Shayne Jackson and Logan Schuss each had a pair of goals for the Swarm (4-14) and Tyler Hass and Kiel Matisz had the others.

Toronto's Brandon Miller made 47 saves for the win while Minnesota's Zach Higgins turned away 52-of-60 shots in defeat.

Stephan Leblanc (Photo: John McCabe)

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(Photo: John McCabe)
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