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NLL Playoffs Rundown

4/22/2019

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.

Current NLL Standings (updated April 22):

Eastern Division

TEAM                        W       L      GB     WPCT     GF      GA      HOME     AWAY    
y - Buffalo 13 4 0 .765 226 179 7-2 6-2
x - Georgia 12 6 1.5 .667 230 210 7-2 5-4
x - Toronto 11 6 2 .647 198 198 8-1 3-5
x - New England 8 9 5 .471 199 211 7-2 1-7
Rochester 6 11 7 .353 200 212 4-4 2-7
Philadelphia 4 14 9.5 .222 218 246 3-6 1-8

Western Division

TEAM                        W       L       GB     WPCT     GF      GA      HOME     AWAY   
x - Saskatchewan 10 7 0 .588 209 194 6-2 4-5
x - San Diego 10 7 0 .588 201 199 6-2 4-5
x - Calgary 10 8 0.5 .556 212 201 5-4 5-4
x - Colorado 6 11 4 .353 173 180 3-6 3-5
Vancouver 5 12 5 .294 170 206 3-5 2-7

Week 20 Scenarios:

Either the Saskatchewan Rush or the San Diego Seals will clinch the top seed in the West this week. 

The Rush can clinch the top seed in the West with a win over the Mammoth on Saturday, April 27, or with a Seals loss to the Buffalo Bandits on Saturday, April 27.

If the Rush clinch the top seed, the Mammoth will play the Rush in the Western Division Semifinal.

The Seals can clinch the top seed in the west if they win over the Bandits on Saturday, April 27 and if the Rush lose to the Mammoth on Saturday, April 27.

If the Seals clinch the top seed, the Mammoth will play the Seals in the Western Division Semifinal.