NHL Playoff Update: Chicago Blackhawks and the Mess in the West

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NHL Playoff Update: Chicago Blackhawks and the Mess in the West
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The playoff race in the Western Conference is one of the tightest we've ever seen.

Eight teams have somewhere between 77 and 83 points, and the battle for the final five playoff spots is wide open.

The playoff picture in the West changes daily, often with two teams in the race playing each other.

Here's a recap of each potential playoff team's past week and an outlook for next week.

 

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