Regulation wins (tiebreaker): 42
Games remaining: 7 (four home, three away)
Last 10 games: 7-3-0
Next three games: vs. Buffalo Sabres (21-45-9) on Thursday, vs. Avalanche (48-21-6) on Saturday, at Blackhawks (42-19-5) on Sunday
Outlook: The Blues have a firm lead on the Central heading into their final seven games. They are also now just one point behind the Boston Bruins for the Presidents' Trophy.
Regulation wins: 44
Games remaining: 7 (two home, five away)
Last 10 games: 6-3-1
Outlook: The Avalanche extended their lead over the Blackhawks to three points on Tuesday. The Avalanche have a difficult stretch coming up with the Rangers, Blues and Penguins being their next three games.
Regulation wins: 37
Games remaining: 6 (three home, three away)
Last game: The Blackhawks lost to the Penguins 4-1 on Sunday.
Last 10 games: 4-5-1
Next three games: vs. Minnesota Wild (39-26-11) on Thursday, at Blue Jackets (38-30-7) on Friday, vs. Blues (51-17-7) on Sunday.
Outlook: It's been a difficult few weeks for the Blackhawks with losses and injuries, but they did get some good news in that Jonathan Toews' recent injury was considered not serious after he was re-evaluated on Monday. The Blackhawks return to practice Wednesday after taking the last two days off.