This is from the Working the Corners blog hosted by David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News.
Here’s the relevant stuff from Pollak, then follows the link to Pollak’s blog:
If Blackhawks win in regulation or OT, Sharks play Phoenix.
If Blackhawks win in a shootout, Sharks play Nashville.
If Blackhawks lose in OT or a shootout, Sharks play Chicago.
If Blackhawks lose in regulation, Sharks play Los Angeles.
Nothing more pathetic than a bunch of sports writers — and PR types, I might add — trying to wrap their brains around the complexities of the NHL tiebreaker