For the first time since the 2015 Stanley Cup Final, the Blackhawks have won a postseason series. And they're officially moving on to the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The Blackhawks defeated the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers on Friday to pull off the upset in the best-of-five series. They went into the tournament as the No. 12 seed in the Western Conference and were serious about making noise as an underdog.
With the series win, the Blackhawks secured the No. 8 seed in the West. They will face the winner of Saturday's game against the Vegas Golden Knights and Colorado Avalanche, which will determine the No. 1 seed.
The first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs will be a traditional best-of-seven series.