The National Lacrosse League opened their season Saturday, and needless to say there was excitement abuzz in the lacrosse world, especially with Twitter reactions by fans and teams across the league. Buffalo opened the day with a 17-15 win over the Philadelphia Wings in the Wings return to Philadelphia for the first time since 2014. At the time of publishing, the Georgia Swarm are set to take on the New England Black Wolves at 5:00 p.m., and then the Vancouver Warriors take on the Calgary Roughnecks at 9:00 p.m. ET.
Twitter reactions to the excitement of the opening day of the season were almost as good as the games themselves, even with the first game of the day that saw the game go down until the final minute or so of play.
Even the Vancouver Canucks from the National Hockey League got in on the excitement:
The Bandits – Wings game saw some great plays, including this ridiculous off-the-glass pass to Thomas Hogarth:
And this great first goal of the new season for Philly:
There were some reports from various people of issues with B/R Live’s streaming services:
But overall, the response was positive for the new partnership between NLL and B/R Live:
Be sure to read Ira Huff’s NLL opening weekend preview complete with predictions. So far, Ira is 1-for-1 with a correctly predicted win for the Bandits. Keep track of how he did and see if you can predict the scores better than him! Click here to read the preview.
The Swarm and Black Wolves were getting pumped for their game tonight: