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WK
1
Fri, Dec 2
FINAL
Philadelphia
8
Halifax
18
Sat, Dec 3
FINAL
Vancouver
8
Toronto
19
Sat, Dec 3
FINAL
San Diego
15
New York
14
Sat, Dec 3
FINAL
Albany
11
Buffalo
10
Sat, Dec 3
FINAL
Rochester
16
Georgia
11
Sat, Dec 3
FINAL
Colorado
6
Saskatchewan
18
WK
2
Fri, Dec 9
20:30:00
Las Vegas
Panther City
Fri, Dec 9
22:00:00
Saskatchewan
San Diego
Sat, Dec 10
19:00:00
Toronto
Rochester
Sat, Dec 10
21:30:00
Vancouver
Calgary
WK
3
Fri, Dec 16
22:00:00
Calgary
Vancouver
Fri, Dec 16
22:30:00
Panther City
Las Vegas
Sat, Dec 17
19:00:00
Buffalo
Toronto
Sat, Dec 17
19:00:00
Rochester
Albany
Sat, Dec 17
19:00:00
Philadelphia
Georgia
Sat, Dec 17
19:30:00
Halifax
New York
Sat, Dec 17
20:00:00
Colorado
Panther City
WK
5
Fri, Dec 30
19:30:00
Halifax
Buffalo
Fri, Dec 30
21:00:00
San Diego
Calgary
Sat, Dec 31
21:00:00
Panther City
Saskatchewan
WK
6
Fri, Jan 6
22:30:00
Philadelphia
Las Vegas
Sat, Jan 7
19:00:00
Panther City
Rochester
Sat, Jan 7
19:00:00
Halifax
Albany
Sat, Jan 7
19:00:00
Buffalo
Georgia
Sat, Jan 7
19:30:00
Toronto
New York
Sat, Jan 7
22:00:00
Calgary
Colorado
Sat, Jan 7
22:00:00
Vancouver
San Diego
WK
7
Fri, Jan 13
18:30:00
Albany
Halifax
Fri, Jan 13
21:00:00
Saskatchewan
Colorado
Sat, Jan 14
19:00:00
Halifax
Toronto
Sat, Jan 14
19:00:00
Panther City
Philadelphia
Sat, Jan 14
19:30:00
Georgia
Buffalo
Sat, Jan 14
21:00:00
San Diego
Calgary
Sat, Jan 14
22:00:00
Las Vegas
Vancouver
Sun, Jan 15
15:00:00
Rochester
New York
WK
8
Fri, Jan 20
19:30:00
Buffalo
Rochester
Fri, Jan 20
22:30:00
Vancouver
Las Vegas
Sat, Jan 21
19:00:00
New York
Albany
Sat, Jan 21
19:00:00
Toronto
Philadelphia
WK
9
Fri, Jan 27
18:00:00
Rochester
Halifax
Fri, Jan 27
19:00:00
Buffalo
Philadelphia
Sat, Jan 28
19:30:00
Buffalo
New York
Sat, Jan 28
20:30:00
Las Vegas
Saskatchewan
Sat, Jan 28
21:00:00
Toronto
Calgary
Sat, Jan 28
21:00:00
San Diego
Colorado
Sat, Jan 28
22:00:00
Panther City
Vancouver
WK
10
Fri, Feb 3
21:00:00
Georgia
Colorado
Sat, Feb 4
18:00:00
Calgary
Halifax
Sat, Feb 4
19:00:00
New York
Toronto
Sat, Feb 4
19:00:00
Albany
Philadelphia
Sat, Feb 4
19:30:00
Rochester
Buffalo
Sat, Feb 4
22:00:00
Panther City
San Diego
Sat, Feb 4
22:00:00
Saskatchewan
Vancouver
Sat, Feb 4
22:30:00
Colorado
Las Vegas
WK
11
Fri, Feb 10
19:30:00
Toronto
Georgia
Fri, Feb 10
21:00:00
Saskatchewan
Calgary
Sat, Feb 11
19:00:00
Halifax
Rochester
Sat, Feb 11
19:30:00
Albany
New York
Sat, Feb 11
20:00:00
Vancouver
Panther City
Sat, Feb 11
21:00:00
Colorado
Calgary
WK
12
Fri, Feb 17
22:00:00
Saskatchewan
San Diego
Fri, Feb 17
22:00:00
Calgary
Vancouver
Sat, Feb 18
19:00:00
Georgia
Toronto
Sat, Feb 18
19:00:00
Las Vegas
Albany
Sat, Feb 18
19:30:00
Philadelphia
Buffalo
Sat, Feb 18
20:00:00
Colorado
Panther City
Sun, Feb 19
13:00:00
New York
Halifax
WK
13
Fri, Feb 24
21:00:00
Panther City
Colorado
Fri, Feb 24
22:30:00
Calgary
Las Vegas
Sat, Feb 25
19:00:00
New York
Rochester
Sat, Feb 25
19:00:00
Albany
Georgia
Sat, Feb 25
20:00:00
Vancouver
Saskatchewan
WK
14
Fri, Mar 3
18:30:00
Buffalo
Halifax
Sat, Mar 4
11:30:00
New York
Philadelphia
Sat, Mar 4
16:00:00
Las Vegas
San Diego
Sat, Mar 4
19:00:00
Rochester
Toronto
Sat, Mar 4
19:00:00
Georgia
Albany
Sat, Mar 4
20:00:00
Saskatchewan
Panther City
Mon, Mar 6
19:00:00
Toronto
Philadelphia
WK
15
Fri, Mar 10
19:30:00
Halifax
Buffalo
Fri, Mar 10
21:00:00
Calgary
Colorado
Sat, Mar 11
19:00:00
Albany
Toronto
Sat, Mar 11
19:30:00
Philadelphia
New York
Sat, Mar 11
20:30:00
San Diego
Saskatchewan
Sat, Mar 11
22:30:00
Vancouver
Las Vegas
Sun, Mar 12
16:00:00
Rochester
Georgia
WK
16
Fri, Mar 17
21:00:00
Saskatchewan
Calgary
Fri, Mar 17
22:00:00
San Diego
Vancouver
Sat, Mar 18
11:00:00
Georgia
Philadelphia
Sat, Mar 18
18:00:00
Toronto
Halifax
Sat, Mar 18
19:30:00
Albany
New York
Sat, Mar 18
19:30:00
Colorado
Buffalo
Sat, Mar 18
20:00:00
Las Vegas
Panther City
Sun, Mar 19
15:00:00
Philadelphia
Rochester
WK
17
Fri, Mar 24
20:30:00
San Diego
Panther City
Sat, Mar 25
19:00:00
Toronto
Albany
Sat, Mar 25
19:00:00
Halifax
Philadelphia
Sat, Mar 25
19:30:00
Georgia
New York
Sat, Mar 25
21:30:00
Calgary
Saskatchewan
Sat, Mar 25
22:00:00
Buffalo
San Diego
Sat, Mar 25
22:00:00
Colorado
Vancouver
Sat, Mar 25
22:30:00
Rochester
Las Vegas
WK
18
Fri, Mar 31
20:00:00
New York
Georgia
Fri, Mar 31
21:00:00
Las Vegas
Colorado
Fri, Mar 31
22:00:00
Calgary
San Diego
Sat, Apr 1
19:00:00
Buffalo
Toronto
Sat, Apr 1
20:00:00
Albany
Panther City
Sat, Apr 1
21:30:00
Vancouver
Saskatchewan
Sun, Apr 2
13:00:00
Georgia
Halifax
Sun, Apr 2
18:00:00
Rochester
Philadelphia
WK
19
Sat, Apr 8
19:00:00
Albany
Rochester
Sat, Apr 8
19:00:00
Saskatchewan
Georgia
Sat, Apr 8
21:00:00
Panther City
Calgary
Sat, Apr 8
21:00:00
Vancouver
Colorado
Sat, Apr 8
22:30:00
San Diego
Las Vegas
WK
20
Fri, Apr 14
21:00:00
Las Vegas
Calgary
Fri, Apr 14
21:00:00
San Diego
Colorado
Sat, Apr 15
19:00:00
Philadelphia
Toronto
Sat, Apr 15
19:00:00
Georgia
Albany
Sat, Apr 15
19:30:00
New York
Buffalo
Sat, Apr 15
21:30:00
Halifax
Saskatchewan
Sat, Apr 15
22:00:00
Panther City
Vancouver
WK
21
Fri, Apr 21
20:30:00
Calgary
Panther City
Sat, Apr 22
18:00:00
New York
Halifax
Sat, Apr 22
19:00:00
Georgia
Rochester
Sat, Apr 22
20:00:00
Toronto
Buffalo
Sat, Apr 22
21:30:00
Colorado
Saskatchewan
Sat, Apr 22
22:00:00
Las Vegas
San Diego
Sun, Apr 23
15:00:00
Philadelphia
Albany
WK
22
Sat, Apr 29
19:00:00
Philadelphia
Rochester
Sat, Apr 29
19:00:00
Buffalo
Albany
Sat, Apr 29
19:00:00
Halifax
Georgia
Sat, Apr 29
22:00:00
Colorado
San Diego
Sat, Apr 29
22:00:00
New York
Vancouver
Sat, Apr 29
22:30:00
Saskatchewan
Las Vegas
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Il Indoor: Three Stars Of Nll Week 18

Preview Stephen Stamp’s Three Stars of NLL Week 18 below for a breakdown of the top player performances of the regular season finale weekend. Stay tuned to see which players will shine the brightest in the postseason with the NLL Playoffs set to begin this weekend with Georgia at New England and Calgary at Colorado.

“An interesting statistic emerged while I was preparing this week’s National Lacrosse League 3 Stars,” Stamp writes. “The top two teams in terms of power play success in 2016’s regular season were the Toronto Rock and Vancouver Stealth. Toronto led in power play goals with 57 while sitting just behind Vancouver in percentage. Clearly, success with the man advantage doesn’t guarantee similar success in the win column.”

The natural corollary to check is whether penalty kill success is a better indicator of how a team will fare. Well, the top two teams in penalty kill success percentage are the regular season division champions, Buffalo and Saskatchewan. Colorado, second in the West, gave up the fewest power play goals—32, largely because their discipline meant they faced only 61 shorthanded situations.

I got looking into those stats because this week’s first star, Rob Hellyer of Toronto, led the league with 30 power play assists and 41 power play points. That’s over a third of Hellyer’s fourth-overall total of 114 points. Week 18 was no anomaly; Hellyer scored 1 of his 7 goals with the man advantage and recorded 5 of his 6 assists on the power play as well.

First Star
Rob Hellyer, Toronto Rock
7 goals, 6 assists
Hellyer scored 45 goals on the season even though he tied for the lowest shooting percentage among the top 20 goal scorers in the league. He was accurate Saturday, though, getting his 7 goals on 18 shots for a sizzling .389 mark.

Second Star
Davide DiRuscio, Buffalo Bandits
43 saves on 49 shots, .878 save percentage
The Big Fish stepped in when Anthony Cosmo went down after a collision in the crease and frustrated the Black Wolves as Buffalo clinched first overall in the NLL. DiRuscio didn’t play a lot as Cosmo’s backup but he was successful when he got his chances: he tied Nick Rose, Matt Vinc and Alex Buque for sixth in the league in wins with five and was fifth in the NLL in save percentage. The Bandits won’t be rushing Cosmo out of the crease—he’s had three straight strong seasons for them after a few years when he was off his usual form—but they have to feel comfortable with DiRuscio ready to step in without missing a beat when the 38-year-old Coz decides he’s done.

Honorable Mentions
Shayne Jackson (Georgia): 4g, 5a. Jackson set career highs in goals (40) and points (83), doubled his previous high in power play goals (12) and had by far the highest shooting percentage in his four-year NLL career…Dhane Smith (Buffalo): 4g, 2a. Remarkable consistency in goal scoring. 14 times this season he scored 4 or more goals in a game. That’s what it takes to break the record…Wesley Berg (Calgary): 6g. 1a. Berg saved the best for last, both on the season by finishing with a sock trick and in the game by scoring Calgary’s overtime winner against Toronto…Mitch de Snoo (Buffalo): 4CTO. De Snoo moved atop the rookie CTO chart and into the top 10 overall. He’s definitely become one of the Bandits’ most reliable defenders…Tye Belanger (New England): 53/63, .841 save percentage. Belanger has as perfect a demeanour as you could ask for in a backup goalie. He happily opens a door when he’s not playing, takes shots at any time of practice or warmup his starter is focused on something else, and most importantly is ready to step in and play an excellent game like he did Sunday to help keep a Black Wolves team that was disheartened by its showing Saturday night in the contest until they pulled their game together and almost managed to pull out a win to close the season…Curtis Dickson (Calgary): 4g, 3a. Became just the fourth player to ever score 60+ goals…Zack Greer (Saskatchewan): 5g. Just 2 goals shy of his career high despite missing a pair of games, Greer tied for second in the league in goals by a lefty (Pat Saunders had 44 to the 42 posted by Greer and Adam Jones)…Rhys Duch (Vancouver): 6g, 7a. Fourth in goals, fifth in points and Duch may well not make an all-star team because the competition is so fierce among righties. A great season with his second 100-point year and a career high by 8 points (111)…Callum Crawford (Colorado): 8a. Finished with a flourish to tie the single-season assists record of 83…Randy Staats (Georgia): 2g, 5a. Speaking of strong finishes, Staats had 43 points in his last six games to break the rookie scoring mark and finish in the top 10 overall…Robert Hope (Colorado): 4CTO. Won’t win the defensive player of they year but should appear on several ballots. He’s as steady a defender as you’ll see and has ratcheted up his nastiness just enough… Brodie MacDonald (Georgia): 35/41, .854 save percentage. Big night for the big man in helping the Swarm advance to the playoffs…Mark Steenhuis & Ryan Benesch (Buffalo): 4g, 3a & 3g, 4a respectively. When New England assigned one defender to lock off Dhane Smith after he’d scored four times, the pair of Bandits highlighted the problem with that system by taking up the slack…Cody Jamieson (Rochester): 4g, 6a. In six seasons in the NLL, Jamieson has scored 28 goals twice, 36 goals three times and 35 this year…John Grant, Jr. (Colorado): 3g, 3a. This was the lowest-scoring full season of Junior’s career, but he still got into the top 20 in scoring…Mark Matthews (Saskatchewan): 1g, 6a. Hit a new high with 69 assists and firmly established himself as the top lefty in the game…

Click here for the Third Star and full list of Honorable Mentions from Stephen Stamp’s Three Stars of Week 18 on IL Indoor.

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