Regulation wins (tiebreaker): 43
Games remaining: 6 (three home, three away)
Last game: The Blues extended their winning streak to two games with a 2-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday.
Last 10 games: 7-3-0
Next three games: vs. Avalanche (49-21-6) on Saturday, at Blackhawks (42-19-5) on Sunday, vs. Washington Capitals (34-29-13) on Tuesday.
Outlook: The Blues still have nothing to worry about in the Central. They’re tied with the Boston Bruins in the Presidents’ Trophy race.
Regulation wins: 44
Games remaining: 6 (one home, five away)
Last game: The Avalanche won their fifth consecutive game with a 3-2 shootout win over the New York Rangers on Thursday. The Avalanche scored in the final minute of the third period to force overtime.
Last 10 games: 6-3-1
Outlook: The Avalanche have been finding ways to win down the stretch. They look to have the second-place spot secured with six games remaining.
Regulation wins: 37
Games remaining: 5 (two home, three away)
Last game: The Blackhawks pulled out a 3-2 shootout win over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday and snapped a three-game losing streak.
Last 10 games: 5-4-1
Outlook: The Blackhawks got a much-needed win on Thursday. Their hopes of catching the Avalanche are diminishing with each Colorado win.