May 2, 2014 - The Boston Cannons were knocked off in their second game of the season 8-7 in a close match against the Rochester Rattlers. With the loss, the Cannons fall to 1-1 on the year, while the Rattlers improve to 1-1.
In the first quarter, Cannons goalie Jordan Burke made three stops, but Rochester found the back of the net just 2:40 into the game. Will Manny came back about 60 seconds later to tie it up before Rochester once again took the lead with two minutes remaining to close out the quarter.
The second half was a quiet one, as the Rattlers took a three-point lead heading into halftime 4-1. Boston came out with revenge in the second half scoring three straight goals from Paul Rabil, with two, and one from Kevin Buchanan with the tying goal to make it 4-4.
Rochester came back with three more goals of their own before Buchanan came back with one, followed by Mike Stone with a power play goal to bring the Cannons back within one after the third.
In the final frame of the game, the Cannons struggled to find a rhythm and only managed to get one more goal before the final whistle. The Cannons were close to a comeback, but Rochester held on to the 8-7 lead to close out the game.
Buchanan and Rabil ended the night with two goals while Chris Eck won 14-of-18 face-offs for the Cannons. The Cannons return home to Harvard Stadium next Saturday, May 10th to host the Denver Outlaws at 6:00pm. The game will be aired live on Youtube.