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CHICAGO – It's been three years since the Chicago Blackhawks hoisted the Stanley Cup, and they haven't made it past the opening round in the playoffs since that run.
One more win and that changes.
The Blackhawks are on the verge of advancing in the playoffs for the first time since they captured the championship in 2010, with a 3-1 lead over the Minnesota Wild.
They can wrap up this first-round series in Game 5 at the United Center on Thursday and take what they hope will be the next step toward another title.