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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
9:00 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
7:30 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
7:30 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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Nll Power Rankings On Il Indoor: Week 2

After four games in Week 2 of the National Lacrosse League’s 30th anniversary year, every NLL team has now hit the turf at least once, which means Brian Shanahan’s first edition of the NLL Power Rankings on Inside Lacrosse is ready for debate.

“Welcome to the 2016 NLL Power Rankings,” Shanahan writes. “Each week, I’ll give a brief update of the recent weekend of NLL lacrosse and rank the nine NLL teams. Depending on what team you cheer for, the rankings are sure to offend or please you.”

Before we get started, I would like to welcome the new NLL Commissioner Nick Sakiewicz. I was impressed with what he said during his initial press conference and love that he recognizes expansion as a priority as he comes into office. We have too many great lacrosse players for 9 NLL teams and frankly I’m looking forward to road trips to new and old (Montreal?) NLL cities. Good luck Commish.

We’ve now had two weekend of NLL lacrosse and every team has had at least one game. What have we learned? 

Well, based on this weekend, the perennial Eastern power houses Toronto Rock and Rochester Knighthawks have a lot of work ahead of them. The Toronto Rock’s offence was non-existent in the second half of their 12-7 loss to the Georgia Swarm on Saturday and the Rochester Knighthawks looked nothing like the shutdown team we’ve been used to seeing over the last 4 years.

After starting the game with a 4-0 lead the Rochester was outscored 9-1 in the second quarter. On the flip side, most of the IL Insiders predicted the Georgia Swarm and New England Blackwolves to jockey for the bottom spot in the league. If Georgia showed it was not a pushover in its season opening 16-15 loss in Colorado, it showed us that it wants to be a contender when it defeated the Toronto Rock 12-7. 

New England, on the other hand, shot the lights out in Vancouver, getting 4 goals apiece from Pat Saunders and the newly acquired Shawn Evans. We often say lacrosse is a game of runs. New England ended its game on an 8-goal run, Georgia used a 7-goal run in its victory and Colorado outscored Rochester 11-1 through a quarter and a bit.  

The Buffalo Calgary game was different. No team ever scored more than three straight goals and from start to finish, there was never more than a two-goal lead. When the final buzzer went, it was Dhane Smith’s 2nd goal of the game, with 1:10 remaining, that gave the Bandits a 10-9 victory in front of 14,286 Buffalo faithful. It was Calgary’s second straight tight loss.

Without further preamble, let’s check out where I put your team in 2016’s first Power Rankings.

1) Saskatchewan Rush (1-0): The Saskatchewan Rush didn’t play this weekend but defeated the Calgary Roughnecks 10-8 in at the Saddledome last weekend. The Rush didn’t look like champs for half a game but when they awoke in the second half they reminded everyone why they struck fear into their opposition last year. Mark Matthews and the Rush will play their first every game in Saskatchewan when they host the Vancouver Stealth this Friday at the Sasktel Centre.

2) Colorado Mammoth (2-0): Colorado got its second straight win of the 2016 season when it went into Rochester and defeated the Knighthawks 16-14. The Mammoth have scored 16 goals in each of their 2 victories and have been led by Adam Jones and newcomer Callum Crawford, each scoring 8 points on Saturday. 43 year old legend John Grant Jr. hasn’t been too shabby either, scoring 13 points in his first 2 games. Next week the Mammoth will try to go 3-0 when they host the Buffalo Bandits in Denver.

4) Buffalo Bandits (1-0): The Buffalo Bandits started the non-John Tavares era (although he is now on the bench) with an exciting 10-9 victory over the Calgary Roughnecks in a hard fought game. The Bandits got balanced scoring from their lineup with 2 goals from both Ryan Benesch and Dhane Smith and veteran goaltender Anthony Cosmo was solid in the pipes. Next weekend the Bandits will travel to Denver to meet the Mammoth.

5) Georgia Swarm (1-1): In their season opening loss to the Colorado Mammoth the Georgia Swarm impressed me by how they didn’t let the Mammoth pull away from them and eventually turned the game into a 1-goal barnburner. This weekend, the Swarm impressed me even more by how they shut down Toronto’s offence in the second half.  Rookie Randy Staats, the No. 6 overall pick in last fall’s draft, has scored 7 points in each of his two games and Johnny Powless has also got off to a great start picking up 11 points in his first 2 games on some pretty goals and passes. The Swarm will host New England on Sunday next week.

8) Toronto Rock (0-1): The Toronto Rock looked unimpressive in their 12-7 loss to Georgia on Saturday as their offense was stymied in the second half. Last season, the Rock’s offense was a beautiful thing to watch. It seemed logical to think that Colin Doyle’s addition would make up for the loss of Josh Sanderson. They are both crafty veterans who see the floor well and think the game better than most players who have ever played in the NLL. Saturday’s game showed that Toronto still has to work at finding the offense chemistry that seemed so natural for most of last year. We should add that Toronto’s offense was also missing underrated Kevin Ross, who did a lot of the dirty work last year and it was apparent on Saturday that Toronto was unable to get inside on Georgia as most of their goals were from the outside. The Rock will have their home opener on a Thursday this week as they face the Rochester Knighthawks. The two teams meet again in Rochester on Saturday.

Click here to check out the full list of NLL Power Rankings for Week 2 by Brian Shanahan on IL Indoor.

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