Following Friday’s flurry of elimination games, Saturday’s NHL action quiets down significantly with two round-robin games the only events of the day.
A quick reminder of the round-robin standings heading into the weekend:
For Blackhawks fans, this game will be the one to watch. With the NHL re-seeding after each round, Chicago is already locked in to the No. 8 seed for the opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. That means they’ll face the No. 1 seed from the Western Conference. The winner of this game will be Chicago’s opponent.
The No. 1 seed is also up for grabs in the Eastern Conference with the Lightning and Flyers winning games against the Capitals and Bruins this week. The Canadiens, a No. 12 seed who upset the No. 5 Penguins, will face the winner of this round-robin game in the next round.
Oh, in case you forgot: