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NHL Playoff picture after Wednesday: Blues come up short for share of Central lead

For the final week of the 2018-19 NHL regular season we will take an updated look at the Stanley Cup Playoff picture — what the standings look like, the potential matchups, who clinched, and set the stage for Thursday’s biggest games. The St. Louis Blues failed to tie for the Central Division lead after dropping a 4-3 shootout decision to the Chicago Blackhawks.  For some big numbers and highlights, check The Buzzer. Wednesday’s East playoff clinchers None. The Ottawa Senators beat the New York Rangers 4-1 in a game of no importance to the playoff picture. Wednesday’s West playoff clinchers None. But the St. Louis Blues missed a chance to bring themselves level with the Nashville Predators and the Winnipeg Jets on 96 spots. ...