In the first meeting with the Lizards on June 9, the Cannons fought a long and hard battle in Boston. Quick goals by Brian Farrell and Matt Poskay pushed the Cannons ahead in front of a franchise attendance record of 11,894 at Harvard Stadium. The teams continued going goal-for-goal and by the end of the first half, the Cannons took the lead, 8-7, with two goals by Brad Ross and one each by Poskay and Kevin Buchanan. The second half was an intense battle back and forth as Mike Stone and Paul Rabil continued the Cannons' scoring spree. Ultimately, this was not enough as the Lizard went on a 5-0 run to close out the game by a score of 13-10, and send the Cannons to a record of 4-2.
The Cannons and the Lizards met for a second time on July 14 in Long Island. Matt Poskay completed a hat trick in the first quarter to once again push the Cannons to an early lead. Kevin Buchanan and rookie Chris Boland finished off the quarter with one goal apiece to make the score 5-1 in favor of the Cannons. In the second quarter, Mike Stone added a goal after the Lizards scored three to maintain the lead for the Cannons, 6-4. Unfortunately, this was not enough as the Lizards dominated the second half, outscoring the Cannons 10-5 in the third and fourth quarters. Poskay ended the day with five goals in the Cannons' 14-11 loss to the Lizards.