It all comes down to this. The 2014 NLL Champion's Cup Finals series between the Rochester Knighthawks and Calgary Roughnecks will be decided at Blue Cross Arena on Saturday, May 31 at 8 p.m. ET.
After their 10-7 home win over the Knighthawks in Game 1 this past weekend, the Roughnecks are now just one win away from their third championship in franchise history after winning it all in 2004 and 2009.
The back-to-back NLL champion Knighthawks, who won their first Cup in 1997 and another in 2007, are attempting to become the first team in league history to win three-straight titles. To do so, they'll have to win twice on Saturday night, first in Game 2 to force the mini-game, and again during the 10-minute tiebreaker.
Champion's Cup Finals: Game One
Rochester Knighthawks 7 at Calgary Roughnecks 10
Saturday, May 24 at Scotiabank Saddledome
Champion's Cup Finals: Game Two
Calgary Roughnecks at Rochester Knighthawks
Saturday, May 31 at 8 p.m. ET at Blue Cross Arena
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The team who wins 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 which team raises the Champion's Cup as the 2014 NLL champion.
As East Division champions, the Knighthawks defeated the Buffalo Bandits in the Division Finals after a bye in the first round of the playoffs. The West Division champion Roughnecks advanced past the Colorado Mammoth in the first-round West Semifinals before winning the Division Finals series against the Edmonton Rush.