Breaking News Bar
updated: 4/12/2014 10:02 PM

Blackhawks await Sunday's outcomes

hello
Success - Article sent! close
 
 

It all comes down to this, the final day of the regular season.

Who will be the Blackhawks' first-round opponent in the playoffs? Will it be the St. Louis Blues, who host the Red Wings in the morning, or the Colorado Avalanche, which takes on Anaheim later Sunday?

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

The bottom line is it's advantage Colorado because the Avs hold the first tiebreaker.

Thanks to the folks at nhl.com, here's all you need to know about the playoff scenario in the Central Division:

If the Blues lose to the Red Wings, the Avs capture the division title before even taking the ice in Anaheim. If St. Louis gets a victory, Colorado would need to win later in the day. If both the Avs and the Blues win -- or lose -- Colorado takes the division via the tiebreaker.

Got it? Good.

So, it's conceivable that by about 2 p.m. the Blackhawks already might know their opening-round opponent.

Or not.

Regardless of whether it ends up being St. Louis or Colorado, though, the Hawks are just eager to get it on.

"There's no preference," coach Joel Quenneville told reporters before Saturday's season finale. "Lets play."

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.