The Washington Stealth (7-4) and Toronto Rock (7-3) can both clinch playoff spots this weekend. (Photo: Richard Olson)
The Toronto Rock (7-3) and Washington Stealth (7-4) can both clinch playoff spots this weekend as Toronto visits the Philadelphia Wings (5-4) at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday at 1 p.m. ET while Washington plays later that night at Minnesota (3-7) at Xcel Energy Center at 8 p.m. ET.
The Rock, who sit atop the East Division standings, can clinch a playoff berth with a win this weekend AND a loss by Minnesota OR Colorado (3-7).
Because the Swarm and Mammoth still play twice later this season, a loss by either team this weekend ensures a playoff spot for Toronto.
After missing the playoffs with a 4-12 record last year, the West Division-leading Stealth can clinch a playoff berth with a win over Minnesota this weekend.
The 2013 NLL regular season ends on Saturday, April 20 with the first round of the playoffs beginning the weekend of April 26-28.