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2015 Nll Season, 29Th Year Of Pro Indoor Lacrosse, Opens On Jan. 2

Road to the Champion’s Cup starts at Mohegan Sun Arena for ’15 opener

The National Lacrosse League has announced the 2015 NLL regular season schedule. The 29th season of professional indoor lacrosse will open on Friday, Jan. 2 with the Buffalo Bandits visiting the New England Black Wolves at Mohegan Sun Arena. Seven more teams play their season openers on Saturday, Jan. 3 with the Edmonton Rush at Buffalo, Toronto Rock at Rochester Knighthawks, Colorado Mammoth at Minnesota Swarm and Vancouver Stealth at Calgary Roughnecks.

The Mammoth, Rush and Stealth will play their home openers on Saturday, Jan. 10 while the Rock host their first game in Week 4 on Friday, Jan. 23. The West Division champion Roughnecks and three-time defending NLL champion Knighthawks will rematch the 2014 Champion’s Cup Finals with a home-and-home season series, first at Rochester on Saturday, Feb. 28 in Week 9 before the teams face off in Calgary in Week 11 on Saturday, March 14.

To finish it off, the 18-week NLL regular season concludes on Saturday, May 2 before the 2015 NLL Playoffs begin the weekend of May 8-10.

The first two rounds of the playoffs shall remain under the same format as last year with single elimination for both first-round Division Semifinal games and a two-game series for the Division Finals. As adopted for 2014, a 10-minute tiebreaker game will be played immediately following Game 2 of the Division Finals should the series be tied 1-1.

This offseason, the league announced that the NLL Champion’s Cup Finals will expand to a full best-of-three series format. The Cup Finals are scheduled to commence with Game 1 on the weekend of May 30, 2015. The best-of-three series will be played on consecutive weekends with the higher-seeded team hosting Game 1 and Game 3 (if necessary).

2015 NLL regular season schedule:

Week Day Date Matchup Time (ET) Watch (U.S.) Watch (Canada)
1 Fri 1/02/15 Buffalo at New England 7:00 PM WatchESPN TSN.ca
1 Sat 1/03/15 Edmonton at Buffalo 7:30 PM NLL LIVE TSN.ca
1 Sat 1/03/15 Toronto at Rochester 7:30 PM NLL LIVE TSN.ca
1 Sat 1/03/15 Colorado at Minnesota 8:00 PM UniversalSports.com TSN.ca
1 Sat 1/03/15 Vancouver at Calgary 9:00 PM WatchESPN TSN1 & TSN GO
             
2 Sat 1/10/15 Rochester at New England 7:00 PM UniversalSports.com TSN.ca
2 Sat 1/10/15 Calgary at Colorado 9:00 PM WatchESPN TSN.ca
2 Sat 1/10/15 Minnesota at Edmonton 9:00 PM NLL LIVE TSN.ca
2 Sat 1/10/15 Toronto at Vancouver 10:30 PM WatchESPN TSN2 & TSN GO
             
3 Sat 1/17/15 Buffalo at Vancouver 10:00 PM UniversalSports.com TSN.ca
             
4 Fri 1/23/15 Buffalo at Toronto 7:30 PM NLL LIVE TSN.ca
4 Sat 1/24/15 Minnesota at New England 7:00 PM UniversalSports.com TSN.ca
4 Sat 1/24/15 Toronto at Rochester 7:30 PM NLL LIVE TSN.ca
4 Sat 1/24/15 Vancouver at Colorado 9:00 PM WatchESPN TSN.ca
4 Sat 1/24/15 Edmonton at Calgary 9:00 PM WatchESPN TSN2 & TSN GO
             
5 Fri 1/30/15 Minnesota at Buffalo 7:30 PM NLL LIVE TSN.ca
5 Fri 1/30/15 New England at Edmonton 9:30 PM NLL LIVE TSN.ca
5 Sat 1/31/15 Calgary at Toronto 7:00 PM WatchESPN TSN2 & TSN GO
5 Sat 1/31/15 Buffalo at Rochester 7:30 PM NLL LIVE TSN.ca
5 Sat 1/31/15 Colorado at Vancouver 10:00 PM UniversalSports.com TSN.ca
             
6 Fri 2/06/15 Rochester at Minnesota 8:30 PM UniversalSports.com TSN.ca
6 Sat 2/07/15 Buffalo at Calgary 9:00 PM NLL LIVE TSN.ca
             
7 Fri 2/13/15 Toronto at Minnesota 8:30 PM UniversalSports.com TSN.ca
7 Fri 2/13/15 Edmonton at Colorado 9:00 PM WatchESPN TSN.ca
7 Sat 2/14/15 Minnesota at Toronto 7:00 PM NLL LIVE TSN.ca
7 Sat 2/14/15 Rochester at Buffalo 7:30 PM NLL LIVE TSN.ca
7 Sat 2/14/15 Calgary at Vancouver 10:00 PM NLL LIVE TSN.ca
7 Sun 2/15/15 Colorado at Edmonton 4:00 PM NLL LIVE TSN.ca
7 Sun 2/15/15 Rochester at New England 6:00 PM WatchESPN TSN.ca
             
8 Fri 2/20/15 New England at Toronto 7:30 PM NLL LIVE TSN.ca
8 Sat 2/21/15 Buffalo at Rochester 7:30 PM NLL LIVE TSN.ca
8 Sat 2/21/15 Vancouver at Calgary 9:00 PM WatchESPN TSN1/3 & TSN GO
8 Sun 2/22/15 Colorado at New England 1:00 PM UniversalSports.com TSN.ca
             
9 Fri 2/27/15 Toronto at Edmonton 9:30 PM NLL LIVE TSN.ca
9 Sat 2/28/15 Colorado at Buffalo 7:30 PM UniversalSports.com TSN.ca
9 Sat 2/28/15 Calgary at Rochester 7:30 PM NLL LIVE TSN.ca
9 Sat 2/28/15 Minnesota at Vancouver 10:00 PM NLL LIVE TSN.ca
             
10 Fri 3/06/15 Toronto at Colorado 9:00 PM UniversalSports.com TSN2 & TSN GO
10 Sun 3/08/15 Calgary at Edmonton 4:00 PM NLL LIVE TSN.ca
             
11 Fri 3/13/15 Toronto at Buffalo 7:30 PM WatchESPN TSN1/3 & TSN GO
11 Sat 3/14/15 Buffalo at Toronto 7:00 PM NLL LIVE TSN.ca
11 Sat 3/14/15 New England at Minnesota 8:00 PM UniversalSports.com TSN.ca
11 Sat 3/14/15 Vancouver at Edmonton 9:00 PM NLL LIVE TSN.ca
11 Sat 3/14/15 Rochester at Calgary 9:00 PM NLL LIVE TSN.ca
11 Sun 3/15/15 Minnesota at Colorado 8:00 PM WatchESPN TSN.ca
             
12 Fri 3/20/15 New England at Calgary 9:00 PM NLL LIVE TSN.ca
12 Sat 3/21/15 Edmonton at Toronto 7:30 PM WatchESPN TSN3 & TSN GO
12 Sat 3/21/15 Minnesota at Buffalo 7:30 PM UniversalSports.com TSN.ca
12 Sat 3/21/15 Colorado at Vancouver 10:00 PM NLL LIVE TSN.ca
             
13 Sat 3/28/15 Minnesota at New England 7:00 PM UniversalSports.com TSN.ca
13 Sat 3/28/15 Edmonton at Rochester 7:30 PM NLL LIVE TSN.ca
13 Sat 3/28/15 Toronto at Calgary 9:00 PM NLL LIVE TSN.ca
13 Sun 3/29/15 Vancouver at Colorado 8:00 PM WatchESPN TSN.ca
             
14 Fri 4/03/15 Rochester at Toronto 7:00 PM NLL LIVE TSN.ca
14 Fri 4/03/15 New England at Minnesota 8:30 PM NLL LIVE TSN.ca
14 Fri 4/03/15 Calgary at Colorado 9:00 PM WatchESPN TSN.ca
14 Fri 4/03/15 Vancouver at Edmonton 9:30 PM NLL LIVE TSN.ca
14 Sat 4/04/15 New England at Buffalo 7:30 PM UniversalSports.com TSN.ca
14 Sat 4/04/15 Minnesota at Rochester 7:30 PM NLL LIVE TSN.ca
14 Sat 4/04/15 Colorado at Calgary 9:00 PM NLL LIVE TSN.ca
14 Sat 4/04/15 Edmonton at Vancouver 10:00 PM WatchESPN TSN1/3 & TSN GO
             
15 Fri 4/10/15 Vancouver at Toronto 7:30 PM NLL LIVE TSN.ca
15 Fri 4/10/15 Edmonton at Calgary 9:30 PM WatchESPN TSN2 & TSN GO
15 Sat 4/11/15 Colorado at Rochester 7:30 PM NLL LIVE TSN.ca
15 Sat 4/11/15 Buffalo at Minnesota 8:00 PM UniversalSports.com TSN.ca
15 Sat 4/11/15 Calgary at Edmonton 9:00 PM NLL LIVE TSN.ca
15 Sun 4/12/15 Vancouver at New England 1:00 PM NLL LIVE TSN.ca
             
16 Fri 4/17/15 New England at Toronto 7:30 PM NLL LIVE TSN.ca
16 Fri 4/17/15 Rochester at Colorado 9:00 PM WatchESPN TSN.ca
16 Sat 4/18/15 Calgary at Minnesota 8:00 PM UniversalSports.com TSN.ca
16 Sat 4/18/15 Colorado at Edmonton 9:00 PM NLL LIVE TSN.ca
16 Sat 4/18/15 Rochester at Vancouver 10:00 PM WatchESPN TSN1/3 & TSN GO
             
17 Sat 4/25/15 Vancouver at Buffalo 7:30 PM UniversalSports.com TSN.ca
17 Sat 4/25/15 New England at Rochester 7:30 PM NLL LIVE TSN.ca
17 Sat 4/25/15 Edmonton at Minnesota 8:00 PM NLL LIVE TSN.ca
17 Sun 4/26/15 Buffalo at New England 6:00 PM WatchESPN TSN.ca
             
18 Fri 5/01/15 Toronto at New England 7:00 PM NLL LIVE TSN.ca
18 Sat 5/02/15 New England at Buffalo 7:30 PM UniversalSports.com TSN.ca
18 Sat 5/02/15 Rochester at Minnesota 8:00 PM NLL LIVE TSN.ca
18 Sat 5/02/15 Edmonton at Colorado 9:00 PM WatchESPN TSN1/3 & TSN GO
18 Sat 5/02/15 Calgary at Vancouver 10:00 PM NLL LIVE TSN.ca
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