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 CHICAGO (AP) - For all their accomplishments so far - the record-breaking start, the Presidents' Trophy, the individual honors - the Chicago Blackhawks know this is the time of year that will define their season.
Jonathan Toews and Co. also know all the reasons for concern heading into the first-round playoff series against the Minnesota Wild.
The Blackhawks are favored to make it to the Stanley Cup for the second time in four seasons, but Minnesota brings plenty of talent into Game 1 on Tuesday night.
The Wild, led by Zach Parise and Mikko Koivu, are back in the postseason for the first time in five years, and the recent playoff history for the winner of the Presidents' Trophy is not so rosy.
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