On Tuesday, the Blackhawks will return to the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the second time in six years and the second straight time in their last three playoff series.
After an impressive series that ended with a 3-1 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday, they’re poised to be back in the Stanley Cups contention conversation this year.
The Blackhawks have won two in a row in regulation and the last time they were in the playoffs in 2014, they were swept by the Washington Capitals.
The Hawks are one of four teams that have reached the Stanley’s Final Four in six of their last seven seasons.
They’re the only team with that many championships to make the finals in seven of those eight seasons.
Chicago won its first Stanley Cup in 2010.
The Hawks also have the third-best record in the NHL in 2017-18, tied with the Los Angeles Kings and just behind the Philadelphia Flyers and Detroit Red Wings.
The Blackhawks are one victory away from tying the franchise record of four consecutive championship series won by the same team.
It’s also their first time in four years they won back-to-back Stanley Cups.
The Penguins, Capitals and Flyers all had playoff success in their first five seasons.
The Capitals won back to back Presidents’ Trophies in 2016 and 2017 and finished second in the Eastern Conference with 97 points.
The Penguins are one win away from matching that mark.
The Flyers and Capitals won the Presidents’ Trophy in the 2014 and 2015 seasons, respectively.
The Flyers are just one point back of the Flyers in the Metropolitan Division.
The Caps won the conference title in 2016.