Philadelphia, April 22, 2019 – The National Lacrosse League has released playoff clinching scenarios ahead of the final week of the regular season.
Heading into Week 20, the Saskatchewan Rush and San Diego Seals can clinch the top seed in the West, while the Calgary Roughnecks can clinch a home playoff game.
- Saskatchewan Rush (10-7) can clinch the top seed in the West in two different ways:
a) A win vs. Colorado on April 27.
b) A San Diego loss vs. Buffalo on April 27
- San Diego Seals (10-7) can clinch the top seed in the West with a win and a Saskatchewan loss.
- Calgary (10-8) can clinch a first-round home playoff game with a San Diego win vs. Buffalo and a Saskatchewan loss vs. Colorado.
The 2018-2019 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.