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The NHL Power Rankings Week #8

By Sean Fitzgerald
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November 29, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Brad Richards (91) is congratulated after he scores a goal against the Los Angeles Kings during the second period at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

10. Chicago Blackhawks 15-8-1: the Blackhawks completed their Circus trip going 5-1 and winning their last three in a row. The Blackhawks defeated the Anahiem Ducks and La Kings in consecutive games. Remember when they couldn’t score? Coach Quenneville seemed to have found the solution. People should be aware of the Patrick Kane, Brad Richards, and Kris Versteeg line.

9. Calgary Flames 15-8-2: The NHL surprise of the year continues to win. The Flames have won two in a row and are light years ahead of schedule. The young core is driving this team: John Gaudreau has 17pts, Sean Monahan has 16pts, and TJ Brodie has 21 pts.

8. Anaheim Ducks 14-6-5: The Ducks have dropped two in a row and might be battling more than the mumps. To try and combat their struggles, the Ducks keep adding veteran players. The Ducks added Rene Borque last week, this they added Eric Brewer.

7. Pittsburgh Penguins 16-5-2: The Penguins rebounded this week after losing to lowly Carolina earlier in the week. The Pens are 9-2-1 on the road this season and 13-1-1 when leading after two periods. The Pens currently sit tied atop the MET.

6. Vancouver Canucks 16-6-1: The Vancouver Canucks are hot again, they have won their last three in a row. They are 7-2-1 in their last ten games. The Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin, and Radim Vrbata line continues to pay dividends for the Canucks.