The Blackhawks have four regular-season games remaining and are trying to return to the Stanley Cup playoffs after a one-year absence. Each day until the Blackhawks are officially eliminated from playoff contention, Second City Hockey will breakdown their chances at a playoff spot.
The Flames clinched the top seed in West with a 5-3 victory over the Sharks, who are now locked into a first-round series against the Golden Knights. Calgary will play the team that takes the second wild card.
Monday’s scoreboard watch
The Blackhawks need to beat the Jets and hope for the Blues to beat the Avalanche to stay alive in the playoff race.
If playoffs started Monday
Here is a look at the matchups for the first round as they stand entering games Monday:
x-Clinched playoff spot
Blackhawks’ remaining schedule
April 1: vs. Jets
April 3: vs. Blues
April 5: vs. Stars
April 6: at Predators