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The Colorado Mammoth and Saskatchewan Rush square off Friday and Saturday in a home-and-home series that could decide the No. 1 seed in the NLL West Division.

Colorado and Saskatchewan are tied atop the West, having already split their previous two meetings.

Just how close have these two teams been through the season? They’re tied at 10-4, and their first two meetings have a net zero goal differential.

The Mammoth will have the advantage on Friday night, getting to play at Pepsi Center where they are undefeated on the season. But Scott Zerr, a PR specialist who covers the Rush, says Colorado will have their hands full on both nights with a Saskatchewan team that is angry after a loss last weekend in New England.

Zerr joined Josh Davis and Raider Dan on Press Box Insider on Thursday to preview the weekend series.

The Rush are the NLL’s defending champions (they played in Edmonton last year) and have more or less the same roster intact from last year. That’s a big challenge for a Mammoth team who was eliminated in the first round of last year’s playoffs.

Zerr reminded the guys that the Rush have more or less dominated the Mammoth in Denver over the past several years. The real X-factor for Saskatchewan, Zerr thinks, will be Mark Matthews, who always plays well in the Mile High City. Matthews was a star at the University of Denver before embarking on his professional career.

Colorado gets three key players back for the series, however. Forwards John Grant Jr. and Jeremy Noble return alongside starting goaltender Dillon Ward. Pepsi Center will no doubt be rocking on Friday night when these two powerhouses collide.

Regardless of the outcome, Zerr says the fans will be the real winners, as they’re in for “probably the best lacrosse that the NLL offers.”

Listen to the full discussion, plus some MMA talk, in the podcast below.


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