Opponent: Buffalo Bandits
Site: Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, N.Y.
Outlook: The Thunder needs to win tonight or next week in Philadelphia to get back to the playoffs. Baltimore (3-3), Buffalo (2-4) and Rochester (3-4) are vying for the final two MILL playoff berths. Buffalo has won all four previous games against the Thunder, including last year's 19-18 overtime win at the Aud. The Bandits, who lead the league in on-goal shooting percentage, are led by John Tavares, the league's fourth-leading scorer with 17 goals. Baltimore, which had won three straight before last week's 15-10 loss to the Wings, is led by F Tim Hormes (12 goals).