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Blackhawks playoff picture: April 4

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

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

Friday's results

The Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues each had comeback wins. The Blackhawks jumped out a 2-0 first period lead against the Buffalo Sabres, fell behind 3-2 in the third period, then captain Jonathan Toews scored twice in a 47-second span for a 4-3 victory. The Blues rallied from a 5-3 deficit to top the Dallas Stars, 7-5, on the road. The Blues and Nashville Predators both have 103 points, but the Predators own 41 regulation and overtime (ROW) wins compared to the Blues 39 ROW.

Saturday's scoreboard watch

The Predators take the ice for the first time in three days when they host the Stars. The Minnesota Wild play host to the Detroit Red Wings.

Conference Standings

Blackhawks' outlook

The three-team race for the Central Division title will be decided in the final week. The Blackhawks have four games remaining, including two against the Blues and one against Minnesota. St. Louis also play the Wild and Jets in the final week. The Predators play the Stars twice, and the Wild and the Colorado Avalanche.

Blackhawks' schedule

OPPONENT DATE LOCATION
St. Louis Sunday Chicago
Minnesota Tuesday Chicago
St. Louis Thursday St. Louis
Colorado April 11 Colorado

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