Chicago (42-18-15) sit third in the Western Conference
Central Division but are a point behind Colorado in the chase
The Avalanche, who also clinched a playoff spot earlier on
Saturday, have a game in hand.
It marks the sixth successive season in the playoffs for the
Blackhawks after a 10-year run of struggles where they qualified
just once and then lost in the first round.
(Reporting by Ben Everill in Los Angeles;
editing by Greg Stutchbury)
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