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Blackhawks clinch fifth consecutive postseason berth

Sunday, 04.7.2013 / 9:02 PM CT / News
By Chicago Blackhawks
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Blackhawks clinch fifth consecutive postseason berth

The Chicago Blackhawks have clinched a spot in the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs, marking the franchise’s fifth consecutive postseason berth, after earning a 5-3 win over the visiting Nashville Predators tonight.

The 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs will mark the first time since 1992-97 that the Blackhawks will make five consecutive postseason appearances. Chicago currently ranks first in the NHL with 62 points (29-5-4) with 10 games remaining on their regular-season slate.

Chicago will face off against the Minnesota Wild at the Xcel Energy Center on Tuesday, April 9 at 7:00 p.m. The game can be seen nationally on NBC Sports Network, locally on Comcast SportsNet and heard on AM 560.