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NLL Week 15: Playoff Scenarios

The National Lacrosse League has released playoff clinching scenarios for Week 15

The National Lacrosse League has released playoff clinching scenarios for Week 15 with three games on the schedule, including one game on Friday night and two on Saturday.

East Division

Georgia can clinch a playoff berth this weekend with a win at New England Friday night.

West Division

Saskatchewan can clinch a home playoff game with a win Saturday vs. Vancouver.

The 2017 NLL regular season concludes in Week 18 with every team in action before the 2017 NLL Playoffs start the weekend of May 5-7. A total of six NLL teams, the top three clubs in each division’s standings, will qualify for the playoffs. The two regular season division champions will earn a first-round bye as top seeds. The second seed will host the third seed in their respective division for the single-game elimination Division Semifinal in the first round. 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 along with a two-game series for the Division Finals.

The top seed from each division plays the winner of the Division Semifinal game between the second and third seeds, with the lower-seeded team hosting the first game and the higher seed hosting the second game of the series. 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.

For the second-straight year, the Champion’s Cup Finals expand to a full best-of-three series with the higher-seeded team hosting Game 1 and Game 3 (if necessary).