The Chicago Blackhawks have clinched a spot in the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs, marking the franchise’s fifth consecutive postseason berth, after earning a 5-3 win over the visiting Nashville Predators tonight.
The 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs will mark the first time since 1992-97 that the Blackhawks will make five consecutive postseason appearances. Chicago currently ranks first in the NHL with 62 points (29-5-4) with 10 games remaining on their regular-season slate.
Chicago will face off against the Minnesota Wild at the Xcel Energy Center on Tuesday, April 9 at 7:00 p.m. The game can be seen nationally on NBC Sports Network, locally on Comcast SportsNet and heard on AM 560.