Home floor has become an advantage for National Lacrosse League teams in 2014, following a 2013 season in which teams were more successful on the road. Last year, teams went a fairly dismal 32-40 in their own arenas for a .444 winning percentage. This year, the winning percentage at home is a robust .645; teams have won 20 games at home while losing just 11.
The poster children for the change are the Edmonton Rush. Their three wins so far at Rexall Place is one more than they managed in eight home games last year. Of course, the Rush have just been unbeatable anywhere so far in 2014, so what about some other teams that are following the win at home, lose on the road approach? Look no further than a pair of East Division rivals, the Toronto Rock and Rochester Knighthawks. READ MORE »