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With only one more week remaining in the NHL regular season, what do we have to look forward to? A lot, really. After Sunday’s games, the standings will become final and we can finally get in on some Playoff action. Here is what is going on with the Chicago Blackhawks going into the final three games of the regular season:

The Blackhawks sit at 99 points with a record of 46-26-7 going into tonight’s game against the Arizona Coyotes. And, one big blow to the Blackhawks was the six-game suspension of Conn Smythe defenseman Duncan Keith for his one-handed stick to the face of Minnesota’s Charlie Coyle. With this suspension, Keith will have to sit out the first game of the playoffs—thankfully it isn’t more than that. We definitely need Keith’s defensive skills to keep us strong in the playoffs.

Patrick Kane goes into the last three games with an eight-point lead on Dallas’ Jamie Benn for the NHL scoring title and he will most likely clinch the Art Ross Trophy after Sunday’s 6-4 beat-down of Boston. Kane sits at 100 points, which makes him the first Blackhawks player since Jeremy Roenick (107) in the 1993-94 season. Can he pass up Roenick’s 107 points with only three games remaining? It is quite possible. Anything can happen.

With three games remaining, if the Blackhawks can win and the Stars and Blues lose their final two games in regulation, the Hawks can potentially win the Division. While it definitely is a strong possibility, let’s hope the Blackhawks go into tonight’s game strong and with the same momentum and Sunday’s game.

The Chicago Blackhawks’ final three games of the regular season include:

  • Tuesday, April 5 vs Arizona Coyotes
  • Thursday, April 7 vs St. Louis Blues
  • Saturday, April 9 vs Columbus Blue Jackets

Let’s go Blackhawks! How will you be preparing for the playoffs with these final games of the season?

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