The National Lacrosse League has released the schedule for the 2018-19 NLL Finals presented by Michelob Ultra.
The NLL Finals will begin Saturday, May 18 at 7:30pm ET at the KeyBank Center, when the Buffalo Bandits host the Calgary Roughnecks. The Bandits defeated the Rock 12-8 tonight, to earn the top spot in East Division and seal their ticket to the NLL Finals. The Bandits will be seeking their fifth Championship title having previously won in 1992, 1993, 1996 and 2008.
After a tight first half that highlighted both the Mammoth and Roughnecks’ goaltending on Friday night, the Calgary Roughnecks claimed the West Division title for the fourth time in franchise history after defeating the Colorado Mammoth 8-4. The Riggers will host Game 2 at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Saturday, May 25, at 9:00pm ET with coverage starting at 8:30pm ET. The Calgary Roughnecks have previously won two NLL Championship titles in 2004 and 2009.
If the series is tied after Game 2, the Bandits will host Game 3 on Friday, May 31 at 8:00pm ET to determine who will take home the NLL Cup.
|Game 1||Saturday, May 18
7:30 pm ET
|Game 2||Saturday, May 25
9:00 pm ET
|Game 3||Friday, May 31
8:00 pm ET
New this season is NLL Playoffs Pre-Game LIVE, a 10-minute commercial-free pregame show before every playoff game. Beginning approximately 30 minutes prior to game time, the show will be available to B/R Live subscribers and simulcast on the NLL’s social channels via Facebook Live and Twitter. All NLL Playoff and Finals games will be broadcast live domestically on B/R Live and outside of North America on Fanseat.