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WATCH: Patrick Sharp's daughter knows what a dynasty looks like

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WATCH: Patrick Sharp's daughter knows what a dynasty looks like

Perhaps the only thing better than watching the Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup is the interaction those players have with their wives and children after the game.

Patrick Sharp shared one of those special moments with his daughter speaking with our Luke Stuckmeyer.

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Madelyn Grace, celebrating her second Stanley Cup win but knowing it was Dad's third, asked Patrick if she could celebrate the same way the Blackhawks had in their team picture, holding up three fingers and yelling out, "Three!"

Added Patrick, about the victory: "It's pretty special to be holding this little girl here on the United Center ice," he said. "All three are great accomplishments. This one feels pretty special doing it at home."

Check out the adorable moment in the video above.

NHL Standings: How the 24 teams rank in the return to play tournament

NHL Standings: How the 24 teams rank in the return to play tournament

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced the regular season is over and when play resumes there will be a 24-team tournament to determine a champion.

Each conference is sending 12 teams to the tournament, but how did they decide which 12 teams? Not every team has played the same amount of games so using straight points isn’t fair.

The NHL instead used a points percentage formula for games completed when the season paused.

So that has some tweaks to the NHL standings.

Here are the Western Conference Standings, with points percentage.

1. St. Louis Blues - .662
2. Colorado Avalanche - .657
3. Vegas Golden Knights - .606
4. Dallas Stars - .594
5. Edmonton Oilers - .585
6. Nashville Predators - .565
7. Vancouver Canucks - .565
8. Calgary Flames - .564
9. Winnipeg Jets - .563
10. Minnesota Wild - .558
11. Arizona Coyotes - .529
12. Chicago Blackhawks - .514

And here are the Eastern Conference standings, with points percentage.

1. Boston Bruins - .714
2. Tampa Bay Lightning - .657
3. Washington Capitals - .652
4. Philadelphia Flyers - .645
5. Pittsburgh Penguins - .623
6. Carolina Hurricanes - .596
7. New York Islanders - .588
8. Toronto Maple Leafs - .579
9. Columbus Blue Jackets - .579
10. Florida Panthers - .565
11. New York Rangers - .564
12. Montreal Canadiens - .500

The top four teams from each conference will play in a round robin tournament to determine seeding. The lower eight teams in each conference will play a best-of-5 qualifying series.

Here are those match ups.

Western Conference – Best-of-5 Qualifying Round

#5 Edmonton Oilers vs. #12 Chicago Blackhawks
#6 Nashville Predators vs. #11 Arizona Coyotes
#7 Vancouver Canucks vs. #10 Minnesota Wild
#8 Calgary Flames vs. #9 Winnipeg Jets

Eastern Conference – Best-of-5 Qualifying Round

#5 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. #12 Montreal Canadiens
#6 Carolina Hurricanes vs. #11 New York Rangers
#7 New York Islanders vs. #10 Florida Panthers
#8 Toronto Maple Leafs vs. #9 Columbus Blue Jackets

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NHL reveals format for 24-team playoff, qualifying round bracket, round robin

NHL reveals format for 24-team playoff, qualifying round bracket, round robin

So the NHL's 24-team playoff format is set and here is a look at what the playoff bracket looks like.

Western Conference:

The Blackhawks are the 12th and final seed in the Western Conference, and are already a favorite among pundits for a potential upset of the 5th seeded Oilers.

Eastern Conference:

That 7-vs.-10 matchup between the Panthers and Islanders is also very intriguing, with Joel Quenneville's Florida squad a dangerous team capable of making a run.

Per the NHL's announcement, the qualifying round between seeds 5 through 12 is not "technically" the playoffs, but instead a play-in round to make a customary 16-team playoff format.

In addition, the Top-4 teams in each conference will play a round robin to determine which teams will earn the Top-4 seeds. Commissioner Gary Bettman clarified that any ties in the round robin would be broken by giving the edge to whichever team had the higher points percentage in the regular season.

The league also declared that the regular season has concluded and the remaining 189 games that were left on the league schedule will not be played.

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