Blackhawks 2017 playoff picture: April 4
Here's a look at the playoff positioning heading into Tuesday's games.
The Chicago Blackhawks have three games left in the regular season and have clinched the Central Division and the top spot in the Western Conference. Each day until the end of the regular season, we'll breakdown who they could possibly face in the first round and other seeding in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
All Western Conference teams were off Monday.
Montreal clinched the Atlantic Division with a 4-1 win over Florida. Toronto moved into second place behind Montreal with a 4-2 victory at Buffalo.
Presidents' Trophy Race— Damian Echevarrieta (@Ech28) April 4, 2017
(Games Ending 4/3) pic.twitter.com/DOuZKddHgG
Western Conference Playoff Race— Damian Echevarrieta (@Ech28) April 4, 2017
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Eastern Conference Playoff Race— Damian Echevarrieta (@Ech28) April 4, 2017
(Games Ending 4/3)
With correction, thanks to @wayne_chow for pointing out the NYR are not locked into WC1 pic.twitter.com/F8Fyj70aSd
Tuesday's scoreboard watch
If the playoffs started today, the Hawks would be the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference and play the No. 2 wild card team — Nashville.
The Hawks will visit last-place Colorado while Minnesota hosts Carolina. A Wild win or Blues regulation loss to Winnipeg clinches home-ice advantage in the first round, as does overtime/shootout losses by the Wild and Blues. The Predators host the New York Islanders.
In the Pacific Division, first-place Anaheim hosts Calgary. The Flames, who have 92 points, are in the first wild-card spot are three points back of San Jose. The Sharks host Canucks while second-place Edmonton visits Los Angeles.
Blackhawks' remaining schedule
Tuesday, April 4: at Colorado
Thursday, April 6: at Anaheim-x
Saturday, April 8: at Los Angeles