The official word has come down from the National Lacrosse League: The Rochester Knighthawks are indeed in the playoffs. The league determined that the K-Hawks would finish ahead of Washington and Edmonton in a tiebreaker. It will explain why sometime on Tuesday. Bring your math book; there will be a quiz.
That gives Rochester a little less to play for on Saturday when it plays the Bandits here. The division is so close, though, that every win might prove to have benefits.
So we're down to three teams for two spots. Buffalo can clinch a berth in the postseason this weekend, but can't be eliminated. Then again, the Bandits don't want to play an elimination game a week ahead of schedule when they face the Stealth in Washington on April 28.
--- Budd Bailey