Roughnecks Steal Game 1 in Buffalo – 5/18/2019

May 20, 2019

Justin Ivey, NLL Correspondent Lacrosse is Awesome© In the 2019 regular and postseason, the Buffalo Bandits held opponents to 10 or fewer goals 12 times. They won all 12 of those games. The Bandits finished the regular season 7-2 at home, and easily won rounds one and two as the host team. The offense seemed unstoppable at times this year, and the defense caused so much confusion in games that…

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Justin and Friends Playoff Picks – NLL Finals, 5/18/2019

May 18, 2019

A lot of the team here thought Toronto was coming out of the East.  Buffalo proved them wrong!  In the West, most of us expected Calgary to move on and they did!  This should be an excellent NLL Finals.  Calgary and Buffalo are both very physical on defense and have players that can create with little space on offense.  Let’s see what we think for Game 1! Shawn Palmer :…

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Defense Carries Roughnecks to NLL Finals – 5/10/2019

May 11, 2019

Justin Ivey, NLL Correspondent Lacrosse is Awesome© Featured Image Photo Credit: Calgary Roughnecks The 8,900 fans at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary witnessed one of the most outstanding defensive games in the NLL of recent memory on Friday night.  Both teams stood tall in front of their outstanding goaltenders.  The Colorado Mammoth were successful in defeating the Calgary Roughnecks in two of their three meetings this season, but their good…

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Justin and Friends Playoff Picks – Round 2, 5/10/2019

May 10, 2019

None of us saw the Colorado upset happen!  Congratulations to the Mammoth.  They face a tough task visiting Colorado, where they have not won in the post season since their 2006 championship run.  All except one game resulted in an “upset” showing just how great NLL competition is.  We are down to the last four teams and these single elimination divison finals will determine who plays for the Cup. Shawn…

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Buffalo Cruises Through First Round Victory Over New England 5/4/19

May 7, 2019

Justin Ivey, Correspondent New England Black Wolves Lacrosse is Awesome© Featured Image Photo Credit: Bill Wippert The top seed Buffalo Bandits hosted the fourth seed New England Black Wolves on Saturday night in front of almost 12,000 fans at the KeyBank Center for the ‘Winner Move On’ East Division semi-final.  Much like the two regular season matchups, the Bandits outplayed the Black Wolves from start to finish, never trailing in…

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Justin and Friends Playoff Picks – Round 1 5/3/19

May 3, 2019

A few of us at Lacrosse is Awesome are here to deliver our predictions for the first round of the NLL playoffs.  In this first round, it is win or go home! West Division Colorado Mammoth (4) at Saskatchewan Rush (1) Friday, May 3 at 9:30 PM EST Justin Ivey These two teams are meeting for the second week in a row.  In the last week of the regular season,…

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Rush Use Quick Start to Secure #1 Seed in West 4/27/19

April 28, 2019

Justin Ivey, NLL Correspondent/Co-Editor Lacrosse is Awesome© Featured Image Photo Credit: Saskatchewan Rush In their final regular season game, the Saskatchewan Rush (11-7) hosted the Colorado Mammoth (6-12) in front of 13,860 fans.  The Rush scored eight unanswered goals to open the game, and Colorado was never able to recover despite a strong fourth quarter.  The win for Saskatchewan crowns them West Division champions for the sixth straight season.  Colorado…

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Justin’s NLL Picks Week Twenty 4/26/19

April 26, 2019

Justin Ivey, NLL Correspondent Lacrosse is Awesome© Weeks 1-9: 25-19 Week Ten: 4-2 Week Eleven: 2-1 Week Twelve: 4-0 Week Thirteen: 3-1 Week Fourteen: 4-2 Week Fifteen: 4-3 Week Sixteen: 2-2 Week Seventeen: 4-1 Week Eighteen: 1-5 Week Nineteen: 3-2 Season Total: 56-38 Wow.  New England could not win on the road.  And now they must visit Buffalo again in the first round.  I thought a lot of these late…

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Buffalo Doubles Down Against New England, Clinches Overall #1 Seed 4/20/19

April 21, 2019

Justin Ivey, Correspondent New England Black Wolves Lacrosse is Awesome© Featured Image Photo Credit: Bill Wippert The Buffalo Bandits (13-4) hosted the New England Black Wolves (8-9) on Saturday night in front of 16,559 fans.  The second matchup between these two East division rivals was almost a mirror image of their first matchup, a 15-5 win for the Bandits at New England.  This time Buffalo doubled up on the Black…

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Justin’s NLL Picks Week Eighteen 4/12/19

April 12, 2019

Justin Ivey, NLL Correspondent Lacrosse is Awesome© Weeks 1-9: 25-19 Week Ten: 4-2 Week Eleven: 2-1 Week Twelve: 4-0 Week Thirteen: 3-1 Week Fourteen: 4-2 Week Fifteen: 4-3 Week Sixteen: 2-2 Week Seventeen: 4-1 Season Total: 52-31 Last week the picks did not get in with enough time to post.  I blame my wife and her birthday on Saturday, but don’t tell her that.  I was confident in my selections,…

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New England Claims Final East Playoff Spot with Win Over Seals 4/6/2019

April 9, 2019

Justin Ivey, Correspondent New England Black Wolves Lacrosse is Awesome© Mohegan Sun Arena had their second highest turn out on Saturday night as the New England Black Wolves (8-7) hosted the San Diego Seals (9-6).  The 6,046 fans watched the home team punch their ticket to the post season for the fourth straight season.  The Black Wolves jumped out to an early lead and lasted through a furious fourth quarter…

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