Regulation wins (tiebreaker): 42
Games remaining: 8 (five home, three away)
Last game: The Blues had their three-game winning streak snapped with a 4-2 loss to the Dallas Stars on Saturday.
Outlook: The Blues play their next three games at home before traveling to play the Blackhawks on Sunday. The Blues could be close to clinching the division title by then. They are three points behind the Boston Bruins in the Presidents’ Trophy race.
Regulation wins: 43
Games remaining: 8 (two home, six away)
Last game: The Avalanche won their third consecutive game with a 3-2 win over the San Jose Sharks on Saturday.
Outlook: The Avalanche announced Monday they would be without forward Matt Duchene for about four weeks with a lower-body injury. He has 23 goals and 47 assists this season.
Regulation wins: 37
Games remaining: 6 (three home, three away)
Last game: The Blackhawks lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 on Sunday.
Next three games: vs. Minnesota Wild (39-26-11) on Thursday, at Blue Jackets (38-30-6) on Friday, vs. Blues (50-17-7) on Sunday.
Outlook: The Blackhawks will likely have their hands full against the Wild on Thursday. The Wild are on a two-game winning streak and are still fighting to secure a playoff spot. The Blackhawks are 1-3-0 against the Wild this season.