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The Dirty Dozen: Final Countdown for Playoff-Bound Chicago Blackhawks

By Ericka McFee
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Mar 31, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Minnesota Wild goalie Ilya Bryzgalov (30) celebrates with goalie Rob Laurie (33), and center Mikko Koivu (9) after their game against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center. The Wild won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Fielding-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Wild on Thursday, April 3 (at home)

After a few days of rest, the boys will suit up in their red sweaters to face a familiar Central Division foe. The two teams have not met since January 23, when the Hawks fell 2-1 in regulation. This season’s record against the Wild has not been great so far, having lost 3 of the 4 contests. The Wild have also been doing well lately, going 5-1-1 in their last 7 games, and are well-positioned for a wild card spot in the playoffs. This will be the first big test for the Hawks in the quest to re-gain the lead in standings over the Avs for home ice advantage in the first round.

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