The National Lacrosse League has released its 2018-19 NLL Playoffs schedule. In line with the playoff format announce last season, the Division Semi-Finals and the Division Final will consist of one game, while the NLL Finals will remain a best-of-three series.
New this season is NLL Playoffs Pre-Game LIVE, a 10-minute commercial-free pregame show before every playoff game. Beginning approximately 30 minutes prior to game time, the show will be available to B/R Live subscribers and simulcast on the NLL’s social channels via Facebook Live and Twitter. All NLL Playoff and Finals games will be broadcast live domestically on B/R Live and outside of North America on Fanseat.
The Buffalo Bandits (13-4) and Georgia Swarm (12-6) will both host a Division Semi-Finals game in the East Division, with Buffalo as the number one seed. With Buffalo’s 12-6 win over New England on Saturday, the Bandits clinched the number one seed and home field advantage throughout the playoffs.
In the West, the San Diego Seals (10-7) have clinched home field in the Division Semi-Finals and can clinch the top seed with a win and a Saskatchewan loss. The Saskatchewan Rush (10-7) can clinch the top seed with either a win vs. Colorado or a San Diego loss vs. Buffalo. The Calgary Roughnecks (10-8) can clinch home field in the Division Semi-Finals with a San Diego win vs. Buffalo and a Saskatchewan loss vs. Colorado. The Colorado Mammoth (6-11) have clinched the number four seed.
|West Division Semi-Finals||TBD vs. TBD||May 3-5||TBD|
|West Division Semi-Finals||San Diego vs. TBD||Monday, May 6, 8:30 p.m. MT||Pechanga Arena|
|East Division Semi-Finals||No. 1 Buffalo vs. No. 4 New England||Saturday, May 4, 5:30 p.m. MT||KeyBank Center|
|East Division Semi-Finals||No. 2 Georgia vs. No. 3 Toronto||Monday, May 6, 5:30 p.m. MT||Infinite Energy Arena|
|West Division Final||Single Elimination||May 10-13||TBD|
|East Division Final||Single Elimination||May 10-13||TBD|
|NLL Finals||Game 1||May 17-20||TBD|
|NLL Finals||Game 2||May 24-27||TBD|
|NLL Finals||Game 3 (if necessary)||May 31-June 3||TBD|