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Breaking: League Adopts Unified Standings Format & Updated Playoff Structure for 2023-24 Season

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WK
1
Fri, Dec 1
19:00:00
Saskatchewan
Halifax
Fri, Dec 1
22:00:00
Albany
Las Vegas
Fri, Dec 1
22:00:00
Panther City
Vancouver
Sat, Dec 2
19:00:00
Calgary
Rochester
Sat, Dec 2
19:30:00
Philadelphia
New York
WK
2
Sat, Dec 9
19:00:00
Philadelphia
Toronto
Sat, Dec 9
19:00:00
Buffalo
Albany
Sat, Dec 9
19:30:00
Colorado
Georgia
Sat, Dec 9
20:00:00
Rochester
Saskatchewan
Sat, Dec 9
22:00:00
Calgary
San Diego
Sun, Dec 10
16:00:00
Las Vegas
Panther City
WK
3
Fri, Dec 15
22:00:00
Saskatchewan
Las Vegas
Sat, Dec 16
13:00:00
Albany
Philadelphia
Sat, Dec 16
19:30:00
Halifax
New York
Sat, Dec 16
19:30:00
San Diego
Buffalo
Sat, Dec 16
22:00:00
Georgia
Vancouver
WK
4
Fri, Dec 22
20:00:00
Toronto
Panther City
Fri, Dec 22
21:00:00
Georgia
Colorado
Sat, Dec 23
19:00:00
Vancouver
Rochester
WK
5
Fri, Dec 29
18:30:00
Philadelphia
Halifax
Fri, Dec 29
19:30:00
Georgia
Buffalo
Fri, Dec 29
22:00:00
Rochester
San Diego
Sat, Dec 30
16:00:00
New York
Toronto
Sat, Dec 30
21:00:00
Las Vegas
Calgary
Sat, Dec 30
21:00:00
Vancouver
Colorado
Sun, Dec 31
20:00:00
Albany
Saskatchewan
WK
6
Sat, Jan 6
19:00:00
Halifax
Albany
Sat, Jan 6
19:30:00
Panther City
Georgia
Sat, Jan 6
19:30:00
Colorado
Buffalo
Sun, Jan 7
15:00:00
New York
Philadelphia
WK
7
Fri, Jan 12
18:30:00
Toronto
Halifax
Fri, Jan 12
22:00:00
San Diego
Las Vegas
Sat, Jan 13
19:00:00
Buffalo
Rochester
Sat, Jan 13
19:00:00
Saskatchewan
Philadelphia
Sat, Jan 13
19:30:00
Panther City
New York
Sat, Jan 13
19:30:00
Albany
Georgia
Sat, Jan 13
21:00:00
San Diego
Colorado
Sat, Jan 13
22:00:00
Calgary
Vancouver
WK
8
Fri, Jan 19
19:30:00
New York
Buffalo
Sat, Jan 20
19:00:00
Georgia
Toronto
Sat, Jan 20
19:00:00
San Diego
Albany
Sat, Jan 20
20:00:00
Vancouver
Saskatchewan
Sat, Jan 20
21:00:00
Calgary
Colorado
WK
9
Fri, Jan 26
22:00:00
Colorado
Vancouver
Sat, Jan 27
18:00:00
Rochester
Halifax
Sat, Jan 27
19:00:00
Buffalo
Toronto
Sat, Jan 27
19:30:00
Georgia
New York
Sat, Jan 27
19:30:00
San Diego
Philadelphia
Sat, Jan 27
22:00:00
Panther City
Las Vegas
WK
10
Fri, Feb 2
19:00:00
Halifax
Philadelphia
Fri, Feb 2
19:30:00
Vancouver
Georgia
Fri, Feb 2
21:00:00
New York
Calgary
Sat, Feb 3
19:00:00
Las Vegas
Albany
Sat, Feb 3
19:30:00
Rochester
Buffalo
Sat, Feb 3
20:00:00
Panther City
Saskatchewan
Sat, Feb 3
21:00:00
Toronto
Calgary
Sun, Feb 4
18:00:00
Colorado
San Diego
WK
11
Fri, Feb 9
18:30:00
Las Vegas
Halifax
Fri, Feb 9
20:00:00
Colorado
Panther City
Sat, Feb 10
19:00:00
Georgia
Rochester
Sat, Feb 10
19:00:00
Calgary
Toronto
Sat, Feb 10
19:30:00
San Diego
New York
Sat, Feb 10
22:00:00
Saskatchewan
Vancouver
WK
12
Fri, Feb 16
18:30:00
Buffalo
Halifax
Fri, Feb 16
22:00:00
Philadelphia
Las Vegas
Sat, Feb 17
19:00:00
Colorado
Albany
Sun, Feb 18
19:00:00
Halifax
Calgary
WK
13
Fri, Feb 23
21:00:00
New York
Colorado
Fri, Feb 23
22:00:00
Georgia
San Diego
Sat, Feb 24
19:00:00
Las Vegas
Rochester
Sat, Feb 24
19:00:00
Vancouver
Toronto
Sat, Feb 24
19:30:00
Albany
Buffalo
Sat, Feb 24
20:00:00
Halifax
Saskatchewan
Sat, Feb 24
21:00:00
Philadelphia
Calgary
Sun, Feb 25
16:00:00
Georgia
Panther City
WK
14
Fri, Mar 1
19:00:00
Georgia
Halifax
Fri, Mar 1
20:00:00
San Diego
Panther City
Fri, Mar 1
22:00:00
Toronto
Las Vegas
Fri, Mar 1
22:00:00
Buffalo
Vancouver
Sat, Mar 2
13:00:00
Calgary
Philadelphia
Sat, Mar 2
19:00:00
New York
Albany
Sat, Mar 2
21:00:00
Saskatchewan
Colorado
Sat, Mar 2
22:00:00
Toronto
San Diego
Sun, Mar 3
16:00:00
Rochester
Panther City
WK
15
Fri, Mar 8
19:00:00
Vancouver
Albany
Fri, Mar 8
19:30:00
Calgary
Georgia
Fri, Mar 8
19:30:00
Saskatchewan
Buffalo
Sat, Mar 9
17:00:00
Colorado
Toronto
Sat, Mar 9
19:00:00
Albany
Rochester
Sat, Mar 9
19:30:00
Las Vegas
New York
Sat, Mar 9
22:00:00
Halifax
San Diego
Sun, Mar 10
15:00:00
Panther City
Philadelphia
WK
16
Fri, Mar 15
18:30:00
Panther City
Halifax
Fri, Mar 15
21:00:00
San Diego
Calgary
Fri, Mar 15
22:00:00
Las Vegas
Vancouver
Sat, Mar 16
19:00:00
Rochester
Albany
Sat, Mar 16
19:00:00
Toronto
Buffalo
Sat, Mar 16
19:30:00
Philadelphia
Georgia
Sat, Mar 16
20:30:00
New York
Saskatchewan
WK
17
Fri, Mar 22
20:00:00
Buffalo
Panther City
Fri, Mar 22
21:00:00
Albany
Calgary
Sat, Mar 23
19:00:00
Halifax
Toronto
Sat, Mar 23
19:00:00
Vancouver
Philadelphia
Sat, Mar 23
19:30:00
Saskatchewan
New York
Sat, Mar 23
21:00:00
Rochester
Colorado
Sat, Mar 23
22:00:00
Las Vegas
San Diego
Sun, Mar 24
17:30:00
Saskatchewan
Georgia
WK
18
Sat, Mar 30
13:00:00
Buffalo
Philadelphia
Sat, Mar 30
19:00:00
Halifax
Rochester
Sat, Mar 30
19:30:00
Toronto
New York
Sat, Mar 30
22:00:00
Vancouver
Las Vegas
WK
19
Fri, Apr 5
21:00:00
Saskatchewan
Calgary
Fri, Apr 5
21:00:00
Buffalo
Colorado
Fri, Apr 5
22:00:00
Panther City
San Diego
Fri, Apr 5
22:00:00
Halifax
Vancouver
Sat, Apr 6
19:00:00
New York
Rochester
Sat, Apr 6
19:00:00
Toronto
Albany
Sat, Apr 6
19:30:00
Las Vegas
Georgia
Sat, Apr 6
20:00:00
Calgary
Saskatchewan
Sun, Apr 7
16:00:00
Philadelphia
Panther City
WK
20
Fri, Apr 12
21:00:00
Philadelphia
Colorado
Sat, Apr 13
19:00:00
Rochester
Toronto
Sat, Apr 13
19:30:00
Calgary
Buffalo
Sat, Apr 13
20:00:00
San Diego
Saskatchewan
Sat, Apr 13
22:00:00
Colorado
Las Vegas
Sat, Apr 13
22:00:00
New York
Vancouver
Sun, Apr 14
16:00:00
Albany
Panther City
WK
21
Fri, Apr 19
19:30:00
Rochester
Georgia
Fri, Apr 19
22:00:00
Vancouver
San Diego
Sat, Apr 20
18:00:00
Colorado
Halifax
Sat, Apr 20
19:30:00
Albany
New York
Sat, Apr 20
20:00:00
Toronto
Saskatchewan
Sat, Apr 20
21:00:00
Panther City
Calgary
Sat, Apr 20
22:00:00
Buffalo
Las Vegas
Sun, Apr 21
15:00:00
Philadelphia
Rochester
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Tap The Rockies: Roughnecks Dig In For Mammoth Opener

The next chapter in a heated rivalry between the Colorado Mammoth (1-0) and Calgary Roughnecks (0-1) will be written on Saturday night at Pepsi Center in Denver. Watch live on WatchESPN & Altitude (U.S.) and TSN GO (Canada) starting at 9 p.m. ET.

Whether it is regular or postseason, revenge or redemption often is the case between these West Division foes. While both teams saw issues in their Week 1 outings, one cannot dwell on the past for too long.

In fact, it should not matter at all according to Mammoth coach Chris Gill, who made the team’s mentality clear in this week’s media call when asked about the team’s first-round playoff loss to Calgary in overtime.

“It’s a clean slate, no one likes to lose,” he said. “We’re just going to play in the moment, stick to our systems and our principles and try and dictate the pace.”

Those systems seemed ridged in certain areas in Colorado’s win against Minnesota in Week 1. While an 11-goal fourth quarter propelled the Mammoth to a win, the quick paced contest mirrored some of Colorado’s struggles from 2014.

“We were happy at the end of the game with the win in Minnesota, but there’s a lot of things that we need to tidy up,” Gill added. “It might have been one of the fastest games that I’ve been a part of, it was up and down the floor so fast, so much. I think it got us out of rhythm in the first half, but we made some adjustments in the second half and played more of our system.”

Mammoth veteran John Grant, Jr. seemed to concur with his coach’s assessment of their performance on the floor, citing imbalance on offense and being forceful on transition.

“We didn’t score in the first quarter, we were able to find some rhythm in the second, I think we were still shaky in the third and obviously we erupted in the fourth,” noted Grant. “Consistency is the big thing on offense that we need to keep the ball moving and the bodies moving.”

All in all, cleaning up the little things will be a factor in Colorado’s home opener. But home field advantage has not been on their side the last few seasons, where the Mammoth hold a 15-20 home record since 2010. It is an ‘X’ factor Junior hopes the team can revive sooner rather than later.

“In the last few years, we haven’t taken that to our advantage,” Grant said. “We’ve been giving up a tremendous amount of losses at home…they come in expecting a loud crowd, a great city and rabid fan base. Sometimes that gets the other team fired up…maybe we take it for granted how great the fans are, but the fans are great for both teams in a respect. We just have to make Pepsi Center a tough place to play like it used to be, and I think that’s one of our goals.”

Grant and Adam Jones meanwhile led the team in offense against the Swarm, recording nine (4+5) and seven (5+2) points respectively. Combined, the offensive pair were responsible for 23 of Colorado’s shots on goal. On defense, Dillon picked up his first win of the season, stopping 35 of 48 shots, and will now seek to pick up his third win against the Riggers between the pipes.

For the Roughnecks, the team did not get the start they wanted last weekend losing to the Vancouver Stealth 18-14 at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Calgary head coach Curt Malawsky was less than happy with what he saw out of his team in their home opener.

“I don’t think we had very good floor balance on offense,” said Malawsky. “I think we took some ill-advised shots, forced a lot of things in transition and from watching the tape, getting on and off the floor was atrocious.”

There is some good news for the Roughnecks as Jeff Shattler, Curtis Dickson and Dane Dobbie all recorded three goals in the game. However, Malawsky says it’s the little things that matter most.

“From a systems perspective, we just got to clean up those little things,” remarked Malawsky. “We got to pay the price, and in a one-goal league for the most part if you don’t do those little things, you’re going to end up on the short end… All the little things need to be cleaned up or you’re going to get the same result the following week.”

Roughnecks transition Geoff Snider played, who had three points (1+2) in Week 1, also didn’t like the way his team performed and says that’s going to change.

“From an accountability standpoint, we didn’t follow the game plan to the level that was expected of us,” he said. “That’s going to change for us moving into Colorado.”

The Mammoth are coming off a big win last weekend against the Minnesota Swarm and Malawsky knows Colorado is going to ride that momentum into this weekend.

“They had a great game last weekend against Minnesota,” he said. “It’s always tough to play down there, they’re a very loud crowd and the players feed off their crowd.”

“They have a great offense and they got a world-class goaltender in net that’s been playing with a lot of confidence.”

Snider couldn’t agree more with his coach saying the boys know exactly what lies ahead for them in Denver.

“They’re a team coming off a big win,” he said. “They’re incredibly talented, very well coached, excellent goaltending and we’re going to have our hands full. We’re looking forward to the weekend and obviously going to make some adjustments internally moving into Saturday night.”

The ‘Necks and Mammoth faced off three times during the regular season last year, with the Riggers winning two of the three meetings. Calgary also barely slid by Colorado in the playoffs beating them in overtime in an exciting semi-final match-up.

The two teams have a lot of history and Malawsky fully understands what it’s going to take to win this game.

“We’re going to have to stick to our ideology, our principles and play a clean possession game,” said Malawsky. “Hopefully we can hang around until the end of the fourth quarter.”

Snider also knows what it is going to take to get that first win of the season on the road, and says him and his teammates are up for the challenge.

“We’ll be prepared,” he said. “Our coaching staff always has a rock solid game plan and I think that’s the adjustment that we’ll make as players.”

“The best part about the NLL is you get to get right back at it next weekend,” he added. “Every game’s important and it’s always exciting coming into the Pepsi Center and playing. I know that we’re excited, ready to go. Feeling a lot of positive pressure and looking forward to the weekend.”

Story by Nick Salen (@MammothBeat) & Kassidy Collins (@RoughnecksBeat) for NLL.com. Photo by Jack Dempsey.

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