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Thunder in review

THE BALTIMORE EVENING SUN

* WHAT'S AHEAD: Vs. Detroit Turbos, Saturday (8 p.m.) at Joe Louis Arena. Thunder's next home game is against the Pittsburgh Bulls March 2.

* WRAPUP: The Thunder (4-2) won its fourth straight game, beating the New York Saints, 14-10, to maintain its lead in the Major Indoor Lacrosse League's three-team American Division. Goalie Jeff Gombar was acclaimed the MVP after registering an astonishing 60 saves. The Saints took 90 shots, 70 on goal.

"It was the best job by a goalie I've seen in my five years in the league," said Thunder general manager Darrell Russell. "I don't recall a Baltimore goalie having over 40 saves. The league is checking to see if it's a record."

The Thunder won despite the Saints' advantage in ground balls (107-56), shots (90-68) and faceoffs (17-9). Matt Kerwick led Baltimore with his second straight three-goal game (and an assist) and Tim Welsh had two goals and three assists.

In the New England Blazers' 11-7 victory over the Pittsburgh Bulls, goalie Dan O'Neill was named MVP with 40 saves.

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