Things are starting to tighten up in the NLL as the playoffs loom. The current standings look like this:
Orlando 7-4 (5 games remaining)
Boston 6-6 1.5 (4)
Toronto 6-6 1.5 (4)
Buffalo 6-6 1.5 (4)
Rochester 5-6 2.0 (5)
Philadelphia 4-8 3.5 (4)
Toronto plays Calgary tonight in a must win game. If they lose they will drop down behind Boston and Buffalo. Toronto was 6-1, but have lost six in a row. Orlando plays Boston tomorrow night in a big match up. With a win Boston can pull into .5 behind the Titans. The Knighthawks play Calgary tomorrow night. Calgary will have a back-to-back, so that might be to Rochester's advantage. With a win and Toronto, Boston, or Buffalo loss they will be tied for a playoff spot. Buffalo plays Colorado tomorrow and with a win and Boston and Toronto loss will move into second. Philadelphia plays Toronto in another big game tomorrow. This should be an interesting weekend in a tight East division.
Washington * 9-3 (4 games left)
Edmonton 7-4 1.5 (4)
Calgary 6-5 2.5 (5)
Minnesota 5-6 3.5 (5)
Colorado 2-9 6.5 (5)
Washington plays Edmonton tonight in a huge game. With a win, two Calgary losses this weekend, and a Minnesota loss tomorrow, Washington can clinch a home game in the playoffs. With an Edmonton win they can pull within a .5 game of the Stealth. Calgary plays in Toronto tonight and with a win and Edmonton loss they can take over second place. Minnesota, Calgary, and Edmonton can clinch this weekend. Minnesota plays Edmonton tomorrow in another big match up. With an Edmonton and Calgary loss tonight, a Minnesota win can tie for third with the Roughnecks. Colorado plays Buffalo tomorrow, but they are all but out at this point, three games back of a playoff spot.
You can follow the Edmonton-Washington game here on the open thread along with the Toronto-Calgary game tonight. Tomorrow I will give an update on scenarios after the games tonight.