With 97 points, the Hawks are guaranteed of finishing no worse than sixth in the Western Conference. However, depending on how the last week plays out they could finish as high as fourth.
Whether they end up facing Nashville or Detroit in a battle of division rivals or face the winner of the Pacific Division in the first round, the Hawks are going to be tough to beat.
While goaltending may still be a big question heading into the playoffs, the Blackhawks have a lot going for them. A lot of things a few other teams are lacking.
So as the Hawks get ready to make another run for Lord Stanley's cup, what are the five things that are going to make them tough to beat?