With the Flames losing in Winnipeg today, the Canucks have clinched home ice advantage in the 1st round of the playoffs.
— Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) April 11, 2015
Ironically, home ice doesn’t seem to be much of an advantage for the Canucks this season. Heading into Saturday’s game, the Canucks are 23-15-2 at home and 24-14-3 on the road. Conversely, the Flames are 23-13-5 at home and 22-17-2 on the road.
With Rogers Arena booked for concerts on Thursday (Ariana Grande) and Saturday (Def Leppard), it is likely that game 1 and 2 will take place on Wednesday and Friday.
The official NHL playoff schedule will likely be released sometime tonight or Sunday morning.