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CHICAGO IL - MARCH 19:  Patrick Kane #88 Chicago Blackhawks skates off ice after suffering an apparent injury against

CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 19: Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks skates off of the ice after suffering an apparent injury against the St. Louis Blues at the United Center on March 19, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Blues 4-0. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 181114947

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Updated: April 13, 2014 2:44PM



The Hawks will indeed face the rival Blues in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, likely beginning Thursday night in St. Louis. Their 3-0 loss to Detroit on Sunday afternoon clinched the Central Division title for the surging Colorado Avalanche, who’ll face the Minnesota Wild in the first round.

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