The Chicago Blackhawks have two 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.
No teams that will compete in the Western Conference playoffs were in action. Edmonton beat Vancouver in the Rexall finale. The win moved them two points up ahead of Toronto, who lost to Columbus, for last place in the league.
Thursday's scoreboard watch
Dallas and St. Louis are tied atop the Central Division with 105 points and two games remaining for both teams. The Stars can clinch the division and the No. 1 seed in the West with a win and a St. Louis loss to Chicago in regulation.
Chicago needs a win in regulation and a Dallas loss to keep its hopes for home-ice alive. Dallas and St. Louis need to lose both of their final two games in regulation in order for the Hawks to have home-ice. The Hawks can control half of solution Thursday night, but need Colorado, who was eliminated from playoff contention Tuesday, to take care of business in Dallas.