Milwaukee newspaper WISN-TV reports the Chicago Blackhawks have a top-three starting lineup for their first-round playoff series against the New York Rangers, and the Pittsburgh Penguins are tied for second.
The Washington Capitals and Tampa Bay Lightning are tied atop the Metropolitan Division standings with six points each.
The Chicago Blackhawks and the Washington Capitals are tied with four points each for the fourth- and sixth-place teams.
The Pittsburgh Penguins and Tampa Lightning are also tied for sixth place.
The Blackhawks are tied in the Metropolitan with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and Tampa Barracuda, but they have a chance to beat them in the second round if they win their first game.
The Blackhawks are also playing the St. Louis Blues in the first round.
The Penguins are fourth in the Central Division with four games remaining.
The Minnesota Wild are tied at fifth place with three games remaining and have the best record in the conference.
The Columbus Blue Jackets are tied eighth with two games remaining, and their only loss was to the Chicago Black Hawks.
The Rangers have the fourth best record with two more games remaining before they face the Chicago Bulls in the opening round.
The Rangers have played two games against the Chicago Wolves, and lost both.
The Los Angeles Kings are tied ninth with two points.
After a win Sunday against the Boston Bruins, the Pittsburgh Pirates will host the Toronto Maple Leafs in the series opener.
On Wednesday, the Chicago White Sox host the New Jersey Devils.