As you can see from the Western Conference standings, Wednesday night’s game at the United Center carries major playoff implications.
Just one point behind Calgary with two games in-hand, the Blackhawks could jump the Flames. More importantly, a victory would give the Hawks 76 points, the same as Phoenix, who the Blackhawks also have a game in-hand against.
Hawks fans should also be cheering for Anaheim. A Ducks win against Detroit would put the Hawks just eight points behind the division-leading Red Wings, and the two still have three head-to-head matchups before the end of the season.
Also worthy of interest, Minnesota visits