It was a historic night at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, NY for the Buffalo Bandits for a couple of reasons. The first of those reasons was longtime fan favorite Johnny Tavares passing Gary Gait for the NLL all-time record in goals scored. He went into the game needing 3 to tie and 4 to break the record and he got goal #597 near the end of the 3rd quarter, sending the crowd into a frenzy. However, unlike the game in 2006 in which Tavares took the top spot for points scored (goals and assists), the Bandits came out on top in a 17-13 win over the visiting New York Titans.
The other historical moment was the debut of another rookie Bandette. Justina was in Hawaii during the Opener against Rochester and she stepped right in on Erin Y's line next to Beth as the full Bandettes squad performed routines on the field (including one choreographed by ex-Bandette Danielle) and in the tunnel during the game and in celebration of all the goals scored in the 17 goal onslaught on the visiting Titans.