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Blackhawks playoff picture: April 3

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

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The Chicago Blackhawks have four 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.

Saturday's results

Dallas squeezed out a win over Los Angeles to build their first-place lead in the Central Division. San Jose held off Nashville, who sits in the first wild-card spot in the Western Conference, in overtime.

Sunday's scoreboard watch

Chicago can gain two points on second-place St. Louis with a win over Boston, but the Blues can erase the effort with a win over Colorado in Denver. If Chicago comes away with at least a point they'll clinch a top three finish in the Central. Minnesota, who sits five points clear of Colorado in the second wild-card spot, can clinch a playoff berth with a win in any fashion for the Winnipeg Jets and an Avs loss in regulation to St. Louis.

Dallas plays the second half of a back-to-back in Anaheim against the Ducks. Dallas can clinch the Central, but they'll need some help. A Stars win and a St. Louis loss to Colorado in regulation would clinch the division and the top seed in the West.

Blackhawks' schedule

OPPONENT DATE LOCATION
Boston Sunday Chicago
Arizona Tuesday Chicago
St. Louis Thursday Chicago
Columbus April 9 Columbus