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Thursday playoff race update

After last night's games the Stars sat in seventh place in the Western Conference standings. If you were to base the standings on points percentage they'd be in fifth when you factor in tiebreakers.

The Chicago Blackhawks are the hot team right now, beating Calgary 6-4 for their sixth straight win. That's moved them up to the No. 4 spot in the Western Conference. Anaheim, the Stars' opponent Friday night, got a big win last night, beating Detroit 2-1 on a Bobby Ryan penalty shot in overtime.

A lot of teams in the race play tonight, including the Coyotes at the Kings.

Western Conference Playoff Race

The Western Conference playoff race through Wednesday March 2. TBW = tiebreaker wins (total wins minus shootout wins)