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Blackhawks playoff picture: March 31

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Here's a look at the Blackhawks' playoff positioning heading into Thursday's games.

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

Wednesday's results

Anaheim torched Calgary to move into first place in the Pacific Division and leap over Los Angeles, the New York Rangers and Chicago (95 points) for fourth-place in the league. Ottawa beat Winnipeg and Philadelphia rallied to beat Washington, both games had no direct impact on Chicago.

Thursday's scoreboard watch

Nashville can clinch a playoff spot with a win in Pittsburgh. First-place Dallas hosts Arizona, while Minnesota hosts Ottawa. Minnesota holds the second wild-card in the West.

Blackhawks' schedule

Winnipeg Friday Winnipeg
Boston Sunday Chicago
Arizona April 5 Chicago
St. Louis April 7 Chicago
Columbus April 9 Columbus