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Four Teams Can Clinch Playoffs This Weekend

03/18/2003, 3:06pm EST
By National Lacrosse League

The following has been determined with respect to the NLL 2003 Champions Cup Playoffs:

BUFFALO
Buffalo can clinch the division with two wins over Ottawa and if Rochester loses to Columbus. Buffalo would finish no worse than 11-5 and clinches the division based on a better divisional record than Rochester, 5-1 vs. 4-2.

Buffalo can also clinch the division and a first-round bye with two wins over Ottawa, a Rochester loss to Columbus, and a Philadelphia loss in either game this weekend.

Buffalo clinches a wild-card spot with two wins over Ottawa
OR one win over Ottawa and losses by Colorado and Columbus this weekend.

TORONTO
Toronto can clinch the division and a first round bye with a win vs. Philadelphia and one Calgary loss this weekend. Toronto owns the tiebreaker over Calgary by the virtue of having swept the season series 2-0.

Toronto can clinch at least a wild card spot with a win over Philadelphia.

PHILADELPHIA
Philadelphia can clinch the division with a one win and two Colorado losses this weekend OR two Philadelphia wins and one Colorado loss. The Wings and the Mammoth split the season series, but Philadelphia owns the tiebreaker advantage with a better divisional record should the clubs finished tied.

ROCHESTER
Rochester can clinch a wild card spot by winning games at Colorado and Columbus this weekend.
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The Playoffs begin on the weekend of April 18-20. For more on the NLL Playoffs, please visit our Playoffs page by scrolling down the left column of options on the front page of NLL.com.

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