Blackhawks 2017 playoff picture: March 19
Here's a look at the Blackhawks' playoff chances heading into Sunday's games.
The Chicago Blackhawks have 11 games left in the regular season and are fighting 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.
The Hawks wrapped up their three-game Canadian road trip with a win at Toronto to move five points clear of Minnesota for the Central Division lead. Minnesota fell to the New York Rangers. St. Louis moved into third with a win over Arizona while Nashville dropped to the second wild-card spot after a loss to Carolina.
In the Pacific Division, Anaheim beat San Jose to climb within four points of the first-place Sharks. The Oilers also moved up to third with a shutout win over Vancouver while idle Calgary fell to the wild card.
Western Conference Playoff Race— Damian Echevarrieta (@Ech28) March 19, 2017
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Eastern Conference Playoff Race— Damian Echevarrieta (@Ech28) March 19, 2017
(Games Ending 3/18) pic.twitter.com/rd41F91mlr
After a busy Saturday, we have four new matchups in the West and a clinch in the East. https://t.co/yOppMmriOE #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/L7oWDECUwh— NHL (@NHL) March 19, 2017
Sunday's scoreboard watch
Chicago and Minnesota both play the second half of a back-to-back. The Hawks host last-place Colorado while the Wild visit Winnipeg. Calgary looks trade spots with Edmonton again when they host Los Angeles.
The @NHLBlackhawks can become the first team in the Western Conference to clinch a berth in the #StanleyCup Playoffs. pic.twitter.com/l79wyDSzvL— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) March 19, 2017
Blackhawks' remaining schedule
Sunday, March 19: Colorado
Tuesday, March 21: Vancouver
Thursday, March 23: Dallas
Saturday, March 25: at Florida
Monday, March 27: at Tampa
Wednesday, March 29: at Pittsburgh
Friday, March 31: Columbus
Sunday, April 2: Boston
Tuesday, April 4: at Colorado
Thursday, April 6: at Anaheim
Saturday, April 8: at Los Angeles