The National Lacrosse League playoffs begin Saturday; Schedule for broadcasts on TSN and ESPNU

National Lacrosse League

April 21, 2024 – News release from the National Lacrosse League (NLL).

Philadelphia – The National Lacrosse League (@NLL) new uniform standings were intended to make every game count, and it took until the 135th and final regular season game to determine the 2024 NLL Playoffs bracket and schedule. With Rochester beating Philadelphia 12-3, the postseason field of eight is set, with the quarterfinals beginning on Saturday, April 27.

The top-seeded Toronto Rock (15-3) and No. 2 San Diego Seals (13-5) are joined by the No. 3 Albany FireWolves (11-7) and No. 4 Buffalo Bandits (11-7) in hosting single-elimination quarterfinals next weekend.

Two teams, the No. 7 Panther City Lacrosse Club (9-9) and No. 8 Rochester Knighthawks (8-10), punched their tickets based on last weekend’s wild results.

This year’s field includes six teams that advanced to the postseason in 2023, including defending champion Buffalo.

TSN will present Rochester in Toronto to kick off the quarterfinal weekend on Saturday at 4:30 PM ET. ESPNU’s coverage includes the No. 5 Georgia Swarm in Buffalo Saturday night at 7 PM ET, and No. 6 Halifax Thunderbirds (10-8) in Albany on Sunday at 3 PM ET. Every postseason game can be seen on ESPN+ and TSN+.

Here is the full broadcast schedule of the 2024 NLL Playoffs quarterfinals (all times ET):

Saturday, April 27 – #8 Rochester at #1 Toronto, 4:30 p.m., TSN, ESPN+, TSN+

Saturday, April 27 – #5 Georgia at #4 Buffalo, 7 p.m., ESPNU, ESPN+, TSN+

Saturday, April 27 – #7 Panther City at #2 San Diego, 10 p.m., ESPN+, TSN+

Sunday, April 28 – #6 Halifax at #3 Albany, 3 p.m., ESPNU, ESPN+, TSN+

The winners of the quarterfinals will advance to their respective best-of-three semifinals, starting Thursday, May 2 through Sunday, May 5 and continuing from Thursday, May 9 through Sunday, May 12.

The 2024 best-of-three NLL finals are scheduled for Thursday, May 16 through Sunday, May 19, and Thursday, May 23 through Sunday, May 26.

Additionally, if both semifinal series end in two games, the league could move the 2024 NLL finals to the previous week.

Exact dates and broadcast schedules for TSN and ESPN for the Semifinals and NLL Final Rounds will be announced after the matchups and dates are determined. To view the 2024 NLL Playoffs bracket, visit

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