The National Lacrosse League has released playoff clinch scenarios ahead of NLL Week 16 which features five games on the schedule. One team can punch a postseason ticket this weekend as the Calgary Roughnecks can secure a spot with a Vancouver loss, while the Colorado Mammoth have the opportunity to secure a home playoff game.
- Calgary Roughnecks can clinch a playoff spot with Vancouver loss
- Colorado Mammoth can secure a home playoff with a win AND Calgary loss
The 2017 NLL regular season concludes in Week 21 with every team in action before the 2017 NLL Playoffs start the weekend of May 4-6.
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 the top seeds. The second seeds will host the third seed in their respective division for the single-elimination Division Semifinal game in the first round. The second round of the playoffs has changed for this season and will now be played as a single-elimination contest. The top seed from each division will host the winner of the Division Semifinal between the second and third seeds for the Division Championships.
For the third-straight year, the Finals will be played as a full best-of-three series with the higher-seeded team hosting Game 1 and Game 3 (if necessary).