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Looks like Hanzal will return for Wild vs. Rangers tonight

If Martin Hanzal is worth something close to his trade deadline price, then it’s a pretty big deal that he’s expected to play for the Minnesota Wild tonight. 157 more words

Chicago Blackhawks

No tiebreakers needed: Blackhawks beef up Central lead over Wild

The Chicago Blackhawks took another step toward winning the Central Division title on Thursday, and not just because the Minnesota Wild remained in neutral.

Scott Darling came in for an “under the weather” (or maybe no quotation marks needed?) Corey Crawford on Thursday, helping Chicago grind out a 2-1 win against the Ottawa Senators. 271 more words

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Wild beat Sharks, regain lead over Blackhawks in Central

The surging Chicago Blackhawks took the Central Division lead last night, but the Minnesota Wild got it right back on Sunday.

In doing so, Minnesota also regained the lead in the Western Conference, so it seems especially fitting that the Wild beat the Pacific-leading San Jose Sharks 3-1 in the process. 169 more words

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Blackhawks Overpower Blues 4-2, Ride Hot Streak into March

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The Chicago Blackhawks cued up Chelsea Dagger four times in their win over the St. Louis Blues Sunday night in vengeance of a 5-1 Winter Classic loss. 1,044 more words


Predators are a wild card in more ways than one

The Nashville Predators have really earned the “wild card” moniker lately, even beyond holding the West’s first wild card spot.

Such a label could describe their up-and-down 2016-17 in general, and it might only intensify over the next few weeks. 309 more words

St. Louis Blues

Paul Stastny Returns Tonight vs. Panthers

After missing the past 4 games with a lower-body injury, the Blues will welcome veteran center Paul Stastny back into the lineup tonight against the Florida Panthers (7pm, NHLN, FS-MW). 97 more words

Western Conference

Handicapping the Central Division title race between Wild, Blackhawks

The Minnesota Wild have a chance to increase an already solid lead for the Central Division crown if they can beat the Chicago Blackhawks in a game being televised on NBCSN tonight. 557 more words

Chicago Blackhawks