The Chicago Blackhawks have eight games left in the regular season and are battling for playoff positioning. Each day until the end of the regular season, we'll breakdown their chances at a spot and seeding in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
There were no Central Division teams in the playoff race in action. San Jose dropped its fifth straight game with a 6-1 loss to Dallas. The Sharks and Anaheim each have 91 points after the Ducks defeated the Winnipeg Jets 3-1.
Presidents' Trophy Race— Damian Echevarrieta (@Ech28) March 25, 2017
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Western Conference Playoff Race— Damian Echevarrieta (@Ech28) March 25, 2017
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Eastern Conference Playoff Race— Damian Echevarrieta (@Ech28) March 25, 2017
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Saturday's scoreboard watch
If the playoffs were to begin Wednesday, the Hawks would be the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference and play the second wild-card team — Nashville.
There’s a lot of movement that could happen in the league. All six teams currently in a playoff position will play. In the Central, Chicago (102) visits Florida while Minnesota (94) hosts Vancouver. Wild card teams Calgary (86 points) visits St. Louis (85) and Nashville (85) takes on San Jose (91) in the second half of back-to-back for the Sharks.
Blackhawks' remaining schedule
Saturday, March 25: at Florida
Monday, March 27: at Tampa
Wednesday, March 29: at Pittsburgh-x
Friday, March 31: Columbus-x
Sunday, April 2: Boston
Tuesday, April 4: at Colorado
Thursday, April 6: at Anaheim
Saturday, April 8: at Los Angeles