Regulation wins (tiebreaker): 41
Games remaining: 10 (seven home, three away)
Last game: The Blues built a 4-1 lead and held on for a 5-3 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday. David Backes provided three goals for St. Louis.
Outlook: The Blues won their second game in a row and continue to be in the driver’s seat in the Central. They have the advantage of playing seven of their last 10 games at home.
Regulation wins: 37
Games remaining: 9 (three home, six away)
Outlook: The Blackhawks bounced back from their loss to the Nashville Predators on Sunday. It was especially important considering the Blues and Avalanche won as well.
Regulation wins: 41
Games remaining: 10 (four home, six away)
Last game: The Avalanche trailed three times against the Predators on Tuesday, but still found a way to win in a shootout. It was Colorado’s first win in four games.
Outlook: The Avalanche had to win Tuesday to get back on track. Now they face the Canucks on Thursday. They’ll see the Canucks twice in the season’s final weeks. The Avalanche lost to them 3-1 earlier in the season.