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Blackhawks Could be Eliminated From Playoff Contention Monday

The Blackhawks are six points out with four games to go in the regular season



    Blackhawks Could be Eliminated From Playoff Contention Monday
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    HELSINKI, FINLAND - OCTOBER 02: #2 Duncan Keith of the Chicago Blackhawks in action during The Compuware/NHL Premiere Helsinki series match between the Florida Panthers and the Chicago Blackhawks at the Hartwall Areena on October 2, 2009 in Helsinki, Finland. The Compuware/NHL Premiere series is the first every regular season NHL matches to be held in Helsinki. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

    The Chicago Blackhawks’ playoff hopes are rapidly dwindling, and they could be eliminated from postseason contention as early as Monday night.

    The Blackhawks, who are currently six points behind the Colorado Avalanche with four games left to play, will take on the Winnipeg Jets at the United Center on Monday night. They will need to win that game, as well as their final three games after that, to have any shot of reaching the postseason.

    If they end up losing the game, and if the Avalanche win their game against the St. Louis Blues, then the Blackhawks would be eliminated from playoff contention for the second year in a row.

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    The Blackhawks are six points behind the Avalanche in the wild card race, and trail the Arizona Coyotes by three points. The Minnesota Wild are also in the mix at 81 points, but their playoff hopes are also fading quickly.

    The Blackhawks will start a three-game homestand on Monday night against the Jets. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

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