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NLL Top Five Plays of First Round

05/07/2014, 4:15pm EDT
By NLL.com

Watch TLN's playoff edition countdown of the weekend's best highlights


Watch the OT winner from Calgary Roughnecks star Shawn Evans on the NLL Top Five Plays of Round One. (Photo: Brad Watson)

The 2014 National Lacrosse League Playoffs are in full gear after two first-round Division Semifinal games this past weekend. Watch the NLL Top Five Plays of Round One via The Lacrosse Network below to see which of the world's best lacrosse players came through in the postseason. Use the hashtag #NLLplayoffs to join the conversation on social media.

The Buffalo Bandits, who advanced with a road win over the Toronto Rock, will face the Rochester Knighthawks to continue the Thruway Rivalry in the East Division Finals series. Meanwhile, the Calgary Roughnecks beat the Colorado Mammoth at home in overtime and now take on the Edmonton Rush for their Battle of Alberta series in the West Division Finals.

New to the postseason format, the Division Finals and Championship both expand to a two-game series from the previous single-game elimination setup.

Teams who win both games shall win the two-game series. In the event of a series split with both teams winning one game, a 10-minute tiebreaker game will be played immediately following the conclusion of Game Two to determine the winner of the playoff series.

Buffalo hosts Game One of the East Division Finals at First Niagara Center on Saturday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m. ET before the series shifts to Rochester for Game Two at Blue Cross Arena on Saturday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Calgary hosts Game One of the West Division Finals at Scotiabank Saddledome on Saturday, May 10 at 9 p.m. ET then the series heads to Edmonton for Game Two at Rexall Place on Friday, May 16 at 10 p.m. ET.

The Champion's Cup Finals will start the weekend of May 23-25 with Game One hosted by the lower-seeded team. Game Two of the Champion's Cup Finals will be hosted by the higher (best) seed on the weekend of May 30-June 1.

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