On Sunday, the Chicago Blackhawks clinched their first division championship since 1993.
In what can only be described as an ironic turn of events, the Blackhawks actually clinched the division championship when the Detroit Red Wings lost to the Philadelphia Flyers just moments before the puck dropped in Chicago. However, with the Hawks dominant victory over the Calgary Flames on Sunday afternoon, both the Red Wings and Kings clinched a playoff berth.
Currently, the Blackhawks are the second seed in the West and would play Los Angeles if the seeds hold form over the next week.
The last time the Blackhawks organization won a division title, it was in the Norris Division’s final year. Patrick Kane was 4 years old when that division was clinched. On Sunday, with a goal and an assist, Kane now has 82 points. Since 1993, only two Blackhawks have had more in a season: Jeremy Roenick and Tony Amonte.