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Blackhawks playoff picture: April 8

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Here's a look at the Blackhawks' playoff positioning heading into Friday's game.

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The Chicago Blackhawks have one game 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.

Thursday's results

Chicago fell to St. Louis in overtime. By virtue of earning at least a point, the Blackhawks are locked into the third place spot in the Central Division and will play St. Louis or Dallas on the road to open the postseason. Dallas beat Colorado to stay atop the division with St. Louis.

Nashville and Minnesota hold the first and second wild-card spots, respectively. Both teams do not know their first round opponent. The Predators will face the Pacific Division winner, while Minnesota draws the Central winner. Nashville beat Arizona in overtime.

Friday's scoreboard watch

Columbus visits Buffalo in the only game. So there's no impact on the playoff race.

Blackhawks' schedule

OPPONENT DATE LOCATION
Columbus Saturday Columbus