Watch all five NLL games live in the Week 18 finale including Calgary Roughnecks at Vancouver Stealth. (Photo: Derek Stevens)
The 2014 National Lacrosse League regular season finale is here. Watch all five games in NLL Week 18 live as six teams get a final tune up before playoffs on the road to the Champion's Cup while three other clubs will try to finish strong and build momentum looking ahead to next year.
The Edmonton Rush and Rochester Knighthawks have earned first-round byes as the top seeds in their divisions, while the Calgary Roughnecks will host the Colorado Mammoth on Saturday, May 3 for their single-elimination West Division Semifinal game. Meanwhile, the seeding in the East is still to be determined as the Buffalo Bandits and Toronto Rock will play each other, but the location, dependent on which team clinches the second seed, is still up in the air.
Coverage starts on Friday night as the Vancouver Stealth visit the first-place Edmonton Rush for a Western Canada rivalry game live on YouTube via The Lacrosse Network at 9:30 p.m. ET.
Four games highlight the Saturday night schedule, beginning with two 7:30 p.m. ET games as the Buffalo Bandits try to clinch a home playoff game when they host the Rochester Knighthawks for the Thruway Rivalry live on YouTube.com/TLN. Meanwhile, the Colorado Mammoth visit the Philadelphia Wings for a cross-division matchup live exclusively for U.S. subscribers of Universal Sports Network and non-subscribers in Canada only.
Two more games air live on YouTube via The Lacrosse Network, starting at 8 p.m. ET when the Minnesota Swarm take on the visiting Toronto Rock, who can still secure a first-round home playoff game with a win and a Buffalo loss. To cap off the night, the Stealth head back to B.C. to face the Calgary Roughnecks at 10 p.m. ET to close out the NLL regular season.
NLL Week 18 schedule
Vancouver Stealth 5 at Edmonton Rush 10
Friday, April 25 at 9:30 p.m. ET
Watch VAN @ EDM for free live on YouTube via The Lacrosse Network
Rochester Knighthawks 16 at Buffalo Bandits 14
Saturday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. ET
First Niagara Center
Watch ROC @ BUF for free live on YouTube via The Lacrosse Network
Colorado Mammoth 13 at Philadelphia Wings 12
Saturday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. ET
Wells Fargo Center
Watch COL @ PHI live exclusively on UniversalSports.com
Link for U.S. subscribers of Universal Sports Network: click here
Link for all viewers in Canada: click here
Toronto Rock 8 at Minnesota Swarm 6
Saturday, April 26 at 8 p.m. ET
Xcel Energy Center
Watch TOR @ MIN for free live on YouTube via The Lacrosse Network
Calgary Roughnecks 14 at Vancouver Stealth 8
Saturday, April 26 at 10 p.m. ET
Langley Events Center
Watch CGY @ VAN for free live on YouTube via The Lacrosse Network
Visit YouTube.com/TLN to watch live NLL games, the weekly NLL Live show and Google+ Hangouts with players, top-play highlights and other special footage on The Lacrosse Network.
Universal Sports Network is now available on Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, Verizon FiOS, CenturyLink Prism, satellite providers DIRECTV and DISH Network along with numerous other regional cable and IPTV operators in markets across the country.
Contact your cable or satellite provider to order Universal Sports Network, which is available as an added subscription on Time Warner Cable (TWC Sports Pass), DIRECTV (SPORTS PACK), DISH Network (Multi-Sport Pack) and Verizon FiOS (Sports Pass).
Subscribers can confirm their access by visiting UniversalSports.com at any time and clicking “Sign In With Cable/Sat Provider” in the upper right hand corner. Enter the login and password provided by their cable or satellite provider to confirm access. UniversalSports.com games are available exclusively for desktop or laptop viewing and are not compatible with mobile devices.
NLL games on UniversalSports.com are available exclusively to Universal Sports Network subscribers in the United States in addition to being open to all Canadian viewers. Games are available exclusively for desktop or laptop viewing (not compatible with tablet or mobile devices). For more information about the NLL on Universal Sports Network, including the complete broadcast schedule, please click here.