Midseason playoff odds

Blackhawks are locks, but Ducks, Stars and Sens may soon fade

Updated: March 8, 2013, 12:37 PM ET
By Neil Greenberg | ESPN Insider
Daniel Carcillo, Niklas Hjalmarsson, Johnny OduyaJonathan Daniel/Getty ImagesThe rest of the regular season is a mere formality for the Blackhawks.

The Chicago Blackhawks are a very good hockey team. OK, they are a very, very good hockey team. The last time they trailed by more than one goal later than midway through second period? Jan. 24 in Dallas. The last time they lost a game in regulation? March 25, 2012.

Neil Greenberg is ESPN Insider's NHL analytics expert. His columns have appeared on the Washington Post website, and he is a regular guest on Sirius XM NHL Radio.

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