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Wings in Playoffs

04/15/2013, 9:30am EDT
By NLL.com

Team clinches NLL playoff spot

The National Lacrosse League has announced updated playoff scenarios entering Week #16, the final week of the 2013 NLL regular season. The Calgary Roughnecks, Edmonton Rush, Minnesota Swarm, Philadelphia Wings, Toronto Rock and Washington Stealth have all clinched playoff berths while the Buffalo Bandits, Colorado Mammoth and Rochester Knighthawks will vie for the final two postseason spots.

East Division

Toronto (10-6) has clinched a playoff berth and the East Division regular season title. The Rock will clinch the NLL regular season title with an Edmonton loss to Calgary. Toronto will host a first-round home playoff game at Air Canada Centre on Sunday, April 28 at 3 p.m. ET.

Philadelphia (7-8) has clinched a playoff berth and can clinch a first-round home playoff game with a win over Washington AND a Rochester loss to Buffalo.

Rochester (7-8) can clinch a playoff berth and a first-round home playoff game with a win over Buffalo. The Knighthawks will clinch a playoff berth with a Colorado loss to Minnesota. Rochester will be eliminated from playoff contention with a loss to Buffalo AND a Colorado win over Minnesota.

Buffalo (6-9) can clinch a playoff berth with a win over Rochester. The Bandits can clinch a first-round home playoff game with a win over Rochester AND a Philadelphia loss to Washington. Buffalo will be eliminated from playoff contention with a loss to Rochester.

Should the three teams finish 7-9 in the East Division, the head-to-head tiebreaker is applied to determine order of finish. Buffalo would have a combined 4-3 record, followed by Philadelphia (3-3) and Rochester (3-4).

West Division

Edmonton (9-6) has clinched a playoff berth and can clinch the NLL regular season title with a win over Calgary. The Rush will clinch a first-round home playoff game with a Washington loss to Philadelphia.

Calgary (8-7) has clinched a playoff berth and can clinch the West Division regular season title with a win over Edmonton. The Roughnecks will clinch a first-round home playoff game with a Minnesota win over Colorado AND a Washington loss to Philadelphia.

Washington (8-7) has clinched a playoff berth and can clinch a first-round home playoff game with a win over Philadelphia OR with a Minnesota loss to Colorado AND a Calgary loss to Edmonton.

Minnesota (7-8) has clinched a playoff berth.

Colorado (6-9) can clinch a playoff berth with a win over Minnesota. The Mammoth will clinch a playoff berth with a Buffalo loss to Rochester. Colorado will be eliminated from playoff contention with a loss to Minnesota AND a Buffalo win over Rochester.

Playoffs Calendar

April 20: Final day of regular season

Weekend of April 26-28: Divisional Semifinals

Weekend of May 3-5: Divisional Finals

Weekend of May 10-12: 2013 NLL Championship Game, presented by Reebok

 

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