Philadelphia, March 20, 2019 – The National Lacrosse League has released playoff clinching scenarios ahead of Week 15.
The Toronto Rock (8-3), New England Black Wolves (7-5) and the San Diego Seals (7-4) can each clinch playoff berths this weekend. The Rock will clinch with either a win at Georgia on Friday or a win at Buffalo on Saturday. If the Rock lose both games, they can clinch if both the Wings lose vs. New England on Saturday and the Knighthawks lose vs. Calgary on Saturday.
The Black Wolves can clinch with a win at Philadelphia on Saturday and a Rochester loss vs. Calgary on Saturday.
The Seals can clinch with a win vs. Saskatchewan on Friday and two Vancouver loses, both at home to Colorado on Friday and at Colorado on Saturday.
In addition, the Philadelphia Wings (2-10) and Rochester Knighthawks (2-10) face the prospect of being eliminated from playoff consideration.
The Buffalo Bandits (11-3) and Georgia Swarm (10-4) have both clinched postseason berths.
• Toronto Rock (8-3) can clinch postseason berth with a win at Georgia or a win at Buffalo or a loss by both Philadelphia and Rochester.
• New England Black Wolves (7-5) can clinch postseason berth with a win at Philadelphia and a loss by Rochester.
• San Diego Seals (7-4) can clinch postseason berth with a win vs. Saskatchewan and
two losses by Vancouver.
• Philadelphia Wings (2-10) will be eliminated from playoff consideration with a loss vs. New England.
• Rochester Knighthawks (2-10) will be eliminated from playoff consideration with a loss vs. Calgary and a win by New England.
The 2018-2019 NLL regular season concludes in Week 20 before the NLL Playoffs start the weekend of May 3-5.
A total of eight NLL teams, the top four clubs in each division’s standings, will qualify for the playoffs. The East and West Division winners will be seeded #1 within their respective divisions and play the #4 seed, while the #2 and #3 seeds play each other in the first round, with the higher seed hosting round 1.
The two first round winners from each division will face off in the Division Finals in a one game series, hosted by the highest remaining seed. The East and West Division winners will then play a best two-of-three game series in the NLL Finals. The highest remaining seed will host games one and three, if necessary.