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WK
1
Fri, Dec 2
6:00 pm ET
Wings
Thunderbirds
Sat, Dec 3
5:00 pm ET
Warriors
Rock
Sat, Dec 3
7:30 pm ET
FireWolves
Bandits
Sat, Dec 3
7:30 pm ET
Seals
Riptide
Sat, Dec 3
8:00 pm ET
Knighthawks
Swarm
Sat, Dec 3
8:30 pm ET
Mammoth
Rush
WK
2
Fri, Dec 9
8:30 pm ET
Desert Dogs
Panther City
Fri, Dec 9
10:00 pm ET
Rush
Seals
Sat, Dec 10
7:00 pm ET
Rock
Knighthawks
Sat, Dec 10
9:30 pm ET
Warriors
Roughnecks
WK
3
Fri, Dec 16
10:00 pm ET
Roughnecks
Warriors
Fri, Dec 16
10:30 pm ET
Panther City
Desert Dogs
Sat, Dec 17
7:00 pm ET
Bandits
Rock
Sat, Dec 17
7:00 pm ET
Wings
Swarm
Sat, Dec 17
7:00 pm ET
Knighthawks
FireWolves
Sat, Dec 17
7:30 pm ET
Thunderbirds
Riptide
Sat, Dec 17
8:00 pm ET
Mammoth
Panther City
WK
5
Fri, Dec 30
7:30 pm ET
Thunderbirds
Bandits
Fri, Dec 30
9:00 pm ET
Seals
Roughnecks
Sat, Dec 31
9:00 pm ET
Panther City
Rush
WK
6
Fri, Jan 6
10:30 pm ET
Wings
Desert Dogs
Sat, Jan 7
7:00 pm ET
Bandits
Swarm
Sat, Jan 7
7:00 pm ET
Panther City
Knighthawks
Sat, Jan 7
7:00 pm ET
Thunderbirds
FireWolves
Sat, Jan 7
7:30 pm ET
Rock
Riptide
Sat, Jan 7
10:00 pm ET
Roughnecks
Mammoth
Sat, Jan 7
10:00 pm ET
Warriors
Seals
WK
7
Fri, Jan 13
6:30 pm ET
FireWolves
Thunderbirds
Fri, Jan 13
9:00 pm ET
Rush
Mammoth
Sat, Jan 14
7:00 pm ET
Thunderbirds
Rock
Sat, Jan 14
7:00 pm ET
Panther City
Wings
Sat, Jan 14
7:30 pm ET
Swarm
Bandits
Sat, Jan 14
9:00 pm ET
Seals
Roughnecks
Sat, Jan 14
10:00 pm ET
Desert Dogs
Warriors
Sun, Jan 15
3:00 pm ET
Knighthawks
Riptide
WK
8
Fri, Jan 20
7:30 pm ET
Bandits
Knighthawks
Fri, Jan 20
10:30 pm ET
Warriors
Desert Dogs
Sat, Jan 21
7:00 pm ET
Rock
Wings
Sat, Jan 21
7:00 pm ET
Riptide
FireWolves
WK
9
Fri, Jan 27
6:00 pm ET
Knighthawks
Thunderbirds
Fri, Jan 27
7:00 pm ET
Bandits
Wings
Sat, Jan 28
7:30 pm ET
Bandits
Riptide
Sat, Jan 28
8:30 pm ET
Desert Dogs
Rush
Sat, Jan 28
9:00 pm ET
Rock
Roughnecks
Sat, Jan 28
9:00 pm ET
Seals
Mammoth
Sat, Jan 28
10:00 pm ET
Panther City
Warriors
WK
10
Fri, Feb 3
9:00 pm ET
Swarm
Mammoth
Sat, Feb 4
6:00 pm ET
Roughnecks
Thunderbirds
Sat, Feb 4
7:00 pm ET
Riptide
Rock
Sat, Feb 4
7:00 pm ET
FireWolves
Wings
Sat, Feb 4
7:30 pm ET
Knighthawks
Bandits
Sat, Feb 4
10:00 pm ET
Panther City
Seals
Sat, Feb 4
10:00 pm ET
Rush
Warriors
Sat, Feb 4
10:30 pm ET
Mammoth
Desert Dogs
WK
11
Fri, Feb 10
7:30 pm ET
Rock
Swarm
Fri, Feb 10
9:00 pm ET
Rush
Roughnecks
Sat, Feb 11
7:00 pm ET
Thunderbirds
Knighthawks
Sat, Feb 11
7:30 pm ET
FireWolves
Riptide
Sat, Feb 11
8:00 pm ET
Warriors
Panther City
Sat, Feb 11
9:00 pm ET
Mammoth
Roughnecks
WK
12
Fri, Feb 17
10:00 pm ET
Rush
Seals
Fri, Feb 17
10:00 pm ET
Roughnecks
Warriors
Sat, Feb 18
7:00 pm ET
Swarm
Rock
Sat, Feb 18
7:00 pm ET
Desert Dogs
FireWolves
Sat, Feb 18
7:30 pm ET
Wings
Bandits
Sat, Feb 18
8:00 pm ET
Mammoth
Panther City
Sun, Feb 19
1:00 pm ET
Riptide
Thunderbirds
WK
13
Fri, Feb 24
9:00 pm ET
Panther City
Mammoth
Fri, Feb 24
10:30 pm ET
Roughnecks
Desert Dogs
Sat, Feb 25
7:00 pm ET
FireWolves
Swarm
Sat, Feb 25
7:00 pm ET
Riptide
Knighthawks
Sat, Feb 25
8:00 pm ET
Warriors
Rush
WK
14
Fri, Mar 3
6:30 pm ET
Bandits
Thunderbirds
Sat, Mar 4
11:30 am ET
Riptide
Wings
Sat, Mar 4
4:00 pm ET
Desert Dogs
Seals
Sat, Mar 4
7:00 pm ET
Knighthawks
Rock
Sat, Mar 4
7:00 pm ET
Swarm
FireWolves
Sat, Mar 4
8:00 pm ET
Rush
Panther City
Mon, Mar 6
7:00 pm ET
Rock
Wings
WK
15
Fri, Mar 10
7:30 pm ET
Thunderbirds
Bandits
Fri, Mar 10
9:00 pm ET
Roughnecks
Mammoth
Sat, Mar 11
7:00 pm ET
FireWolves
Rock
Sat, Mar 11
7:30 pm ET
Wings
Riptide
Sat, Mar 11
8:30 pm ET
Seals
Rush
Sat, Mar 11
10:30 pm ET
Warriors
Desert Dogs
Sun, Mar 12
4:00 pm ET
Knighthawks
Swarm
WK
16
Fri, Mar 17
9:00 pm ET
Rush
Roughnecks
Fri, Mar 17
10:00 pm ET
Seals
Warriors
Sat, Mar 18
11:00 am ET
Swarm
Wings
Sat, Mar 18
6:00 pm ET
Rock
Thunderbirds
Sat, Mar 18
7:30 pm ET
Mammoth
Bandits
Sat, Mar 18
7:30 pm ET
FireWolves
Riptide
Sat, Mar 18
8:00 pm ET
Desert Dogs
Panther City
Sun, Mar 19
3:00 pm ET
Wings
Knighthawks
WK
17
Fri, Mar 24
8:30 pm ET
Seals
Panther City
Sat, Mar 25
7:00 pm ET
Thunderbirds
Wings
Sat, Mar 25
7:00 pm ET
Rock
FireWolves
Sat, Mar 25
7:30 pm ET
Swarm
Riptide
Sat, Mar 25
9:30 pm ET
Roughnecks
Rush
Sat, Mar 25
10:00 pm ET
Bandits
Seals
Sat, Mar 25
10:00 pm ET
Mammoth
Warriors
Sat, Mar 25
10:30 pm ET
Knighthawks
Desert Dogs
WK
18
Fri, Mar 31
7:00 pm ET
Riptide
Swarm
Fri, Mar 31
9:00 pm ET
Desert Dogs
Mammoth
Fri, Mar 31
10:00 pm ET
Roughnecks
Seals
Sat, Apr 1
7:00 pm ET
Bandits
Rock
Sat, Apr 1
8:00 pm ET
FireWolves
Panther City
Sat, Apr 1
9:30 pm ET
Warriors
Rush
Sun, Apr 2
1:00 pm ET
Swarm
Thunderbirds
Sun, Apr 2
6:00 pm ET
Knighthawks
Wings
WK
19
Sat, Apr 8
7:00 pm ET
Rush
Swarm
Sat, Apr 8
7:00 pm ET
FireWolves
Knighthawks
Sat, Apr 8
9:00 pm ET
Panther City
Roughnecks
Sat, Apr 8
9:00 pm ET
Warriors
Mammoth
Sat, Apr 8
10:30 pm ET
Seals
Desert Dogs
WK
20
Fri, Apr 14
9:00 pm ET
Desert Dogs
Roughnecks
Fri, Apr 14
9:00 pm ET
Seals
Mammoth
Sat, Apr 15
7:00 pm ET
Wings
Rock
Sat, Apr 15
7:00 pm ET
Swarm
FireWolves
Sat, Apr 15
7:30 pm ET
Riptide
Bandits
Sat, Apr 15
9:30 pm ET
Thunderbirds
Rush
Sat, Apr 15
10:00 pm ET
Panther City
Warriors
WK
21
Fri, Apr 21
8:30 pm ET
Roughnecks
Panther City
Sat, Apr 22
6:00 pm ET
Riptide
Thunderbirds
Sat, Apr 22
7:00 pm ET
Swarm
Knighthawks
Sat, Apr 22
8:00 pm ET
Rock
Bandits
Sat, Apr 22
9:30 pm ET
Mammoth
Rush
Sat, Apr 22
10:00 pm ET
Desert Dogs
Seals
Sun, Apr 23
3:00 pm ET
Wings
FireWolves
WK
22
Sat, Apr 29
7:00 pm ET
Thunderbirds
Swarm
Sat, Apr 29
7:00 pm ET
Wings
Knighthawks
Sat, Apr 29
7:00 pm ET
Bandits
FireWolves
Sat, Apr 29
10:00 pm ET
Mammoth
Seals
Sat, Apr 29
10:00 pm ET
Riptide
Warriors
Sat, Apr 29
10:30 pm ET
Rush
Desert Dogs
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Game Picks – Week Three

NLL Week 3 Game Picks

By Andy McNamara – Staff Writer

The National Lacrosse League is all about competition and so are the NLL staff! Andy McNamara, Mia Gordon, Tyson Geik, and Brian Shanahan deliver their game predictions for Week 3, but also want to hear from you.

Send us your picks @NLL on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook using the specific game hashtags for each match-up below.

1. Saskatchewan Rush (0-1) at Toronto Rock (1-0) – 7pm ET start 

Andy: The Rock are coming off of a bye week following an impressive 2017 debut in Rochester, blasting the Knighthawks 12-5. Saskatchewan rolls into Toronto for their second straight road game after a tough loss in Georgia a week ago. The defending NLL champs don’t often drop two straight, and squeeze out a close one at the ACC.

Pick: Rush

Mia: I was very impressed with Toronto’s season opener, all areas of their game from defense to transition to offense looked solid, but now they will be without Dan Lintner and I just have a tough time believing the reining Champion’s Cup winners, the Rush, will come out flat for a second week in a row.

Pick: Rush

Tyson: As much as I respect the new and improved Toronto Rock, my money is on the Saskatchewan Rush in this one. The Rush’s poor performance in their season opener will have them coming out strong on Saturday night.

Pick: Rush

Shanny: I like Toronto, but if  Saskatchewan ever needed a bounce back week its now. They will also have stars Aaron Bold and Ben McIntosh back in the lineup after serving suspensions last week.

Pick: Rush

 

Tweet @NLL your prediction using #SASvsTOR

 

 

2. Georgia Swarm (1-0) at Buffalo Bandits (0-1) – 7:30pm ET start

Andy: Look for the Thompson brothers to run wild once again as the Swarm travel into the hostile environment of Buffalo. However, it cannot be discounted that the Bandits tied Colorado for the best home record in 2016 at 8-1. It’s hard to believe that NLL MVP Dhane Smith will be contained as well as he was (only one goal) in the season opener and Buffalo’s owns a plethora of offensive weapons.

This will be an exciting, high scoring and close contest with the edge landing in Georgia’s corner.

Pick: Swarm

Mia: The Rush couldn’t slow down the swarm and I don’t know if the bandits can either. It is hard to vote against Buffalo at home in Banditland but what I saw from Randy Staats and Lyle Thompson in game one, I just feel Georgia’s powerhouses are hot right now, I am going with the upset on the road and giving this one to the Swarm.

Pick: Swarm

Tyson: I look at this game as a matter of speed vs. strength, and I’m going to have to go with the strength of the Buffalo Bandits in this one. I don’t see the Bandits coming out flat in their second game of the season.

Pick: Bandits

Shanny: Buffalo is ready for a big bounce back after losing their home opener two weeks ago.

Pick: Bandits

Tweet @NLL your prediction using #GAvsBUF

 

 

3. New England Black Wolves (0-1) at Colorado Mammoth (1-1) – 9pm ET start

Andy: As mentioned in the previous game, Colorado tied for the best home record in the NLL last season at 8-1. They did lose their opener at the Pepsi Center to Vancouver a week ago and the Black Wolves will be looking for blood after putting up a dud in Rochester.

New England was generally considered to be a contender to win the East in preseason projections, and get back on track towards that versus the Mammoth.

Pick: Black Wolves

Mia: Last year the Mammoth where pretty much unbeatable at the Pepsi Center, and while they came out flat in their home opener against Vancouver, I think they will be able to turn it around in Week 3. Sure They are playing against a Black Wolves team also trying to bounce back, but I have to go with the Mammoth at home.

Pick: Mammoth

Tyson: I think the Colorado Mammoth will be able to put together a full 60-minutes and come out with a win over the Black Wolves here. The Mammoth defense will be the key in this game.

Pick: Mammoth

Shanny: Shawn Evans and Kevin Crowley will play big after last week’s disaster. Going with New England.

Pick: Black Wolves

Tweet @NLL your prediction using #NEvsCOL

4. Calgary Roughnecks (0-1) at Vancouver Stealth (2-0) – 10pm ET start

Andy: What a start to the year for Vancouver. An early worst to first in the West has the resurgence of goaltender Tyler Richards as well as Rhys Duch and Corey Small being tied for the league lead in points at 16. That being said, Calgary gets starting netminder Frank Scigliano back from suspension and won’t be caught off guard this time around in the rematch with the Stealth.

Pick: Roughnecks

Mia: I can’t believe I am going to say this, but a team that finished last in the West last year is going to start this season 3-0. I have been so impressed by the likes of Rhys Duch and Logan Schuss so far, and they are going to want to keep that up especially in front of the home crowd. I believe this will be a tight match, especially with Calgary hoping to get some momentum going early this season, but I am going with the Stealth.

Pick: Stealth

Tyson: I love the way the Vancouver Stealth are playing right now, but I think the Roughneck’s are poised to hand them their first loss of the season on Saturday night. If the Roughnecks have a better start than they did in their opener, it’ll mean better things with starting goaltender Frank Scigliano back in net.

Pick: Roughnecks

Shanny: Just a hunch that Calgary will get revenge on last week’s loss to Vancouver. Last week there was no pressure on the underdog Vancouver Stealth. It will be different at home.

Pick: Roughnecks

Tweet @NLL your prediction using #CGYvsVAN

Andy McNamara has been a play-by-play commentator for the NLL on TSN, NLLTV.com, and world lacrosse tournaments since 2011. He’s also a sport talk host and anchor on TSN 1050 sports radio. Follow Andy on twitter @AndyMc81.

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