The Chicago Blackhawks have six 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.
Chicago blew a three-goal lead in an overtime loss to Tampa. The Hawks maintain its eight-point lead over Minnesota for the top spot in the Central Division and Western Conference. Nashville and St. Louis to keep the pace in the division. Calgary took care business against Colorado to hold down the first wild-card spot.
Presidents' Trophy Race— Damian Echevarrieta (@Ech28) March 28, 2017
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Western Conference Playoff Race— Damian Echevarrieta (@Ech28) March 28, 2017
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Eastern Conference Playoff Race— Damian Echevarrieta (@Ech28) March 28, 2017
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Tuesday's scoreboard watch
If the playoffs were to begin Tuesday, the Hawks would be the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference and play the second wild-card team — St. Louis.
Minnesota hosts league-leading Washington in a battle of two of the league’s top six teams. San Jose, who is tied with Edmonton at 91 points in second place in the Pacific Division, takes on the Rangers at the Shark Tank. The Oilers are also in action when they hosts Los Angeles. Nashville visits Boston in the second half of a back-to-back.
Blackhawks' remaining schedule
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