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Hawks clinch Central after Wings loss

Updated: April 4, 2010, 10:49 PM ET
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CHICAGO -- The Chicago Blackhawks have clinched first place in the Central Division for their first division title in 17 years.

The Blackhawks locked up the Central when the Detroit Red Wings lost 4-3 at Philadelphia in Sunday's early nationally televised game minutes before Chicago took the ice and captured a 4-1 win over the Calgary Flames.

"I think it's big," Blackhawks defenseman Dustin Byfuglien said. "It's a big step for this organization. It's not just us in here [locker ...

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