Realty One

Friday, April 19, 2019

RUSH AIMING TO CLINCH FIRST

The National Lacrosse League has released playoff clinching scenarios ahead of the final two weeks of the regular season.

Both the Colorado Mammoth (6-10) and Vancouver Warriors (5-11) can still clinch playoff berths.

•     Colorado Mammoth (6-10) can clinch a postseason berth with one win, either vs. San Diego on Friday or vs. Saskatchewan on April 27 or with one Vancouver loss, either vs. Rochester on Saturday or vs. Toronto on April 26.

•     Vancouver Warriors (5-11) can clinch a postseason berth with two wins and two Colorado
      losses.

•     Buffalo Bandits (12-4) can clinch the top seed in the East and throughout the playoffs in two
      different ways:
      a) Two wins, vs. New England on Saturday and vs. San Diego on April 27
      b) One win and a Georgia loss vs. Philadelphia on Saturday

•     The Bandits can clinch a first round home playoff game with one win or a Toronto loss vs.
      Vancouver on April 26

•     Georgia Swarm (12-5) can clinch the top seed in the East and throughout the playoffs in two
      different ways:
      a) A win and one Buffalo loss.
      b) Two Buffalo losses.

•     Toronto Rock (11-6) can clinch a first round home playoff game with a win and two Buffalo
       losses.

•     Saskatchewan Rush (10-6) can clinch the top seed in the West in two different ways:
      a) One win, either vs. Calgary on Saturday or vs. Colorado on April 27.
      b) If San Diego splits its final two games vs. Colorado on Friday and vs. Buffalo on April 27

•     Saskatchewan can clinch a first round home playoff game with two San Diego losses.

•     San Diego Seals (9-7) can clinch the top seed in the West with two wins and two
      Saskatchewan losses.

•    The Seals can clinch a first round home playoff game with one win or a Calgary loss vs.
      Saskatchewan.

•     Calgary Roughnecks (9-8) can clinch the top seed in the West with a win vs. Saskatchewan
      and two San Diego losses and a Saskatchewan loss vs. Colorado.

•     Calgary can clinch a first round home playoff game in two different ways:
      a) A win vs. Saskatchewan and two San Diego losses.
      b) A win vs. Saskatchewan and two San Diego wins and a Saskatchewan loss vs. Colorado.

The 2018-2019 NLL regular season concludes in Week 20 before the NLL Playoffs start the weekend of May 3-5.

A total of eight NLL teams, the top four clubs in each division’s standings, will qualify for the playoffs. The East and West Division winners will be seeded #1 within their respective divisions and play the #4 seed, while the #2 and #3 seeds play each other in the first round, with the higher seed hosting round 1.

The two first round winners from each division will face off in the Division Finals in a one game series, hosted by the highest remaining seed. The East and West Division winners will then play a best two-of-three game series in the NLL Finals. The highest remaining seed will host games one and three, if necessary.

(Brandon Urban/Sask Rush PR)

No comments: