The San Jose Sharks playoff opponent will be decided by the result of the Detroit-Chicago game which began Sunday at 9:30 a.m. San Jose has secured the second overall seed in the Western Conference and will play the seventh seed.
If Chicago wins in regulation or overtime . . . San Jose will play Phoenix.
If Chicago wins in a shootout . . . San Jose will play Nashville.
If Chicago loses in an overtime or shootout . . . San Jose will play Chicago.
If Chicago loses in regulation . . . San Jose will play Los Angeles.