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Blackhawks playoff picture: March 30

Here's a look at the Blackhawks' playoff chances heading into Monday's games.

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The Chicago Blackhawks have two weeks left in the regular-season and are fighting for a playoff berth. Each day until the end of the regular-season, we'll breakdown their chances at a spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Sunday's results

The Blackhawks snapped a two-game losing streak, and moved back into the Central Division playoffs when Jonathan Toews scored a game-winning goal in the final minute to defeat, his hometown club, the Winnipeg Jets, 4-3. Around the division, the Calgary Flames scorched the Nashville Predators, 5-2.

Monday's scoreboard watch

The Blackhawks return to the United Center to face the Los Angeles Kings. The Kings fell out of the playoff picture Sunday and seek points to climb back into the fray. The St. Louis Blues host the Vancouver Canucks, and the Flames head to Texas to play the Dallas Stars.

Central Division Standings


GP W L OT PTS
Nashville 77 47 22 8 102
St. Louis 75 46 22 7 99
Chicago 75 45 24 6 96
Minnesota 76 44 25 7 95
Winnipeg 76 39 25 12 90

Wild-card Standings


GP W L OT PTS
Minnesota 76 44 25 7 95
Winnipeg 76 39 25 12 90
Los Angeles 75 37 24 14 88
Dallas 76 37 29 10 84

Blackhawks' outlook

The Blackhawks have seven regular-season games remaining on their schedule, and nearly all of them will pose a challenge. Chicago finishes a back-to-back with the Kings on Monday and have another set of back-to-back games with the Canucks and Buffalo Sabers on Thursday and Friday, respectively.

Blackhawks' schedule

OPPONENT DATE LOCATION
Los Angeles Monday Chicago
Vancouver Thursday Chicago
Buffalo Friday Buffalo
St. Louis April 5 Chicago
Minnesota April 7 Chicago
St. Louis April 9 St. Louis
Colorado April 11 Colorado

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