A few weeks ago, a playoff rematch between the Blackhawks and Blues seemed all but locked, as the division race had seen little movement for most of the year, with the Predators soaring high above a lot of the league. Welcome back to earth, Nashville. Now, the Blackhawks sit just five points behind the once mighty Preds with three games in hand. That bodes well, my friends. Chicago just needs to take advantage.
**With Patrick Kane out, the Blackhawks have adapted a more physical strategy, and put themselves back in the Central Division race. (Chicago Sun-Times)
**Speaking of Kane, who needs that guy? Recently, not the Blackhawks, who have lost just twice since the star winger's injury. (Chicago Tribune)
**NHL in virtual reality? Hold on lemme pick my jaw up off the floor. (Puck Daddy)
**Maybe this Kane shrine outside the bar is the cause of good tidings. (FTW)
**Patric Hornqvist is the latest Penguin to go down with an injury (Puck Daddy)
**I would love a selfie with Carey Price but instead I'm just stuck with all these Satchel Price selfies. (Puck Daddy)
**Lots of fun times in San Jose right now (PHT)