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Central race update: March 23

3/23/2014

Here's a look at where the Chicago Blackhawks, Colorado Avalanche and St. Louis Blues stand in the Central division race on Sunday:

First place: Blues

Record: 48-16-7

Points: 103

Regulation wins (tiebreaker): 40

Games remaining: 11 (seven home, four away)

Last game: The Blues ended a two-game losing streak and edged the Pittsburgh Penguins 1-0 on Sunday. David Backes provided the game's lone goal in the third period.

Next three games: At Toronto Maple Leafs (36-28-8) on Tuesday, vs. Minnesota Wild (36-24-11) on Thursday, vs. Dallas Stars (33-26-11) on Saturday.

Second place: Blackhawks

Record: 41-15-15

Points: 97

Regulations wins: 36

Games remaining: 11 (five home, six away)

Last game: The Blackhawks won their second consecutive game with a 3-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday. Jonathan Toews scored a shorthanded goal to provide the difference.

Next three games: Vs. Nashville Predators (30-31-10) on Sunday, vs. Stars (33-26-11) on Tuesday, at Bruins (49-17-5) on Thursday.

Third place: Avalanche

Points: 94

Record: 44-21-6

Regulation wins: 41

Games remaining: 11 (four home, seven away)

Last game: The Avalanche lost to the Bruins 2-0 on Friday. The Avalanche have picked up one point in their last three games.

Next three games: At Predators (30-31-10) on Tuesday, vs. Vancouver Canucks (32-30-10) on Thursday, at San Jose Sharks (46-18-8) on Saturday.