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Blues playoff watch: April 6th

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It’s all in their own hands now.

Thanks to the San Jose Sharks win last night (thanks, Sharks!) the playoff situation remains unchanged going into the Blues’ last two games:

The Avalanche are backing into the playoffs as well as the Blues have been. This means that the Blues can clinch with a win tonight in Chicago and at least one point against the Avalanche, or a loss tonight in Chicago (not again, please) and a win on Saturday against the Avs. Obviously, this means the odds are basically 50/50 for both teams. PlayoffStatus.com has the Avs at a little higher than 50%.

A win tonight bumps the Blues’ odds up to 54% over at Sports Club Stats by virtue of the “all they need is a point over Colorado” method of clinching. A loss knocks them down to 40%.

Make your beer run, people. Buy a suitcase’s worth.