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NHL Power Rankings: Central Division Crowds Top

By Colin Likas
Jan 10, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane (88) celebrates his gaol against the Colorado Avalanche with his teammates during the first period at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 10, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane (88) celebrates his gaol against the Colorado Avalanche with his teammates during the first period at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jan 5, 2016; Nashville, TN, USA; Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) allows a goal by Winnipeg Jets defenseman Ben Chiarot (7) during the third period at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports /

(19-16-7). Previous: 13th. Nashville Predators. 20. team. 151. The Preds are worried about their offense, as evidenced by grabbing Ryan Johansen. But they should be more worried that 1) Pekka Rinne just hasn’t been good and 2) <strong><a href=

109. Don’t look now, but the NHL’s most-boring team has won two straight. Maybe they can sneak into the playoffs and get absolutely obliterated by Washington.. (18-18-7). Previous: 17th. Carolina Hurricanes. 19. team

Philadelphia Flyers. 18. team. 68. Don’t look now, but the NHL’s most … orange … team has won three straight. Maybe they can sneak into the playoffs and get absolutely obliterated by Washington.. (18-15-7). Previous: 19th

Colorado Avalanche. 17. team. 103. Colorado has as many regulation/overtime wins as the Blues at 21. But the Avs have 10 fewer points. Explanation: They’re the only team in the league that hasn’t gone to a shootout yet.. (21-19-3). Previous: 16th

Pittsburgh Penguins. 16. team. 92. Everyone was like, “Maybe the Pens are finally figuring it out. Then, the Blackhawks swept a home-and-home from them. Hey, at least <strong><a href=. (20-16-5). Previous: 25th

team. 70. Boston was everyone’s darling surprise early on (ew). Now they’re kind of mulling about in the wild-card picture. Working on that sub-.500 record at home might make a difference.. (21-15-5). Previous: 12th. Boston Bruins. 15

Tampa Bay Lightning. 14. team. 23. Researchers are investigating the rumor that Tampa Bay is home to hockey players other than <strong><a href=. (21-17-4). Previous: 9th

Yes, Arizona would host a playoff series if the season ended today. Yes, that means we’ll have to hear the annoying “goal howl” at least once, probably.. (21-16-4). Previous: 20th. Arizona Coyotes. 13. team. 121

12. team. 85. <strong><a href=. (21-17-5). Previous: 22nd. New Jersey Devils

152. So. <strong><a href=. (23-17-3). Previous: 27th. Montreal Canadiens. 11. team

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