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New York Lizards at Boston Cannons preview 5/3

The New York Lizards celebrate a goal at Shuart Stadium. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

The New York Lizards celebrate a goal at Shuart Stadium. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

The New York Lizards (3-0) look to remain at the top of the Major League Lacrosse Standings as they travel to Boston to take on the Cannons (1-1) in Lacrosse action on May 3.

Not only do these two teams have a longtime rivalry, but they both have made trades this past season that will see former teammates going up against each other.

Paul Rabil and Mike Stone are just two of the players who will for the first time meet against their former team since an offseason trade that also involved midfielder Max Seibald who moved to the Cannons.

New York was able to sweep Boston in the 2014 season, but the Cannons have always provided to be a tough opponent  and it will be interesting to see if familiar faces will make this rivalry even more intense.

Here are some other interesting things to watch for:

The Quest to 100 Wins

Following last week’s win against Rochester, the New York Lizards hold 94 regular season wins throughout their 15 year history. Six more wins this season will break the 100 win milestone. The Chesapeake Bayhawks are the only team in the MLL to have accomplished this feat thus far in MLL history.

Career Milestones

Paul Rabil is set to break several career milestones this season. He stands 5 goals shy of 200, 1 assist shy of 150, and 24 points shy of 400. These statistics include all career games including playoffs.

The Return of Kyle Hartzell

Kyle Hartzell, considered one of the best defenseman in the MLL, remains on the inactive list due to an injury sustained during the game in Rochester. Luckily, there was no structural damage or tearing. Kyle is being treated in Texas where he resides, and will return to New York this week to travel with the team up to Boston.

The game today is set to start at 5:00 pm, with fans who can’t attend it in person are encouraged to watch it on ESPN 3.

Today is the start of a home-and-home series with the Cannons, as Boston will be in New York on May 8 at 7:30 pm at Shuart Stadium on the campus of Hofstra University.

The first 1,000 fans in attendance  on May 8 will receive a Lizards foam finger.

For more information on the New York Lizards fans are encouraged to click on the link seen here:

 http://www.nylizards.com

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