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Rush could clinch home playoff game with win this weekend

The National Lacrosse League has released playoff clinching scenarios ahead of Week 18.

 
The Colorado Mammoth (6-9) can clinch a playoff berth this weekend. The Mammoth will clinch with a win vs. Rochester on Friday or a Vancouver loss vs. Philadelphia on Sunday.
 
The Buffalo Bandits (12-4), San Diego Seals (9-6), and the Saskatchewan Rush (8-6) have the opportunity to clinch home games in the first round of the playoffs, and the Seals can clinch the top seed in the West Division.
 
The Bandits will clinch a home game in the first round with a Toronto loss vs. New England on Friday.
 
The Seals will clinch a home game in the first round with a win vs. Saskatchewan on Friday or a Calgary loss vs. Georgia on Friday. The Seals can clinch the top seed in the West Division with a win vs. Saskatchewan on Friday and a Saskatchewan loss vs. Philadelphia on Saturday.
 
The Rush will clinch a home game in the first round with a win at San Diego on Friday, a win vs. Philadelphia on Saturday, and a Calgary loss vs. Georgia on Friday.
 
In addition, the Vancouver Warriors (4-11) face the prospect of being eliminated from playoff consideration.
 
  •      Colorado Mammoth (6-9) can clinch a postseason berth with a win vs. Rochester or a
             Vancouver loss vs. Philadelphia.
 
 •       Buffalo Bandits (12-4) can clinch a home game in the first round of the playoffs with a
             Toronto loss vs. New England.
 
 •       San Diego Seals (9-6) can clinch a home game in the first round of the playoffs with a
             win vs. Saskatchewan or a Calgary loss vs. Georgia.
 
 •       San Diego Seals can clinch the top seed in the West Division with a win vs.
             Saskatchewan and a Saskatchewan loss vs. Philadelphia.
 
 •       Saskatchewan Rush (8-6) can clinch a home game in the first round of the playoffs with
             two wins and a Calgary loss vs. Georgia.
 
  •      Vancouver Warriors (4-11) will be eliminated from playoff consideration with a loss vs.
             Philadelphia or a Colorado win vs. Rochester.
 
The 2018-2019 NLL regular season concludes in Week 20 before the 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.
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