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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 11, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save against the Boston Bruins during the third period of an NHL hockey game at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers defeated the Bruins 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports /

Previous: 6th. New York Islanders. 10. team. 106. Six of the top seven point earners on this team have a shooting percentage of 10 or better. How exactly are the Islanders only plus-7 in goal differential?. (22-15-5)

team. 95. While I’m in the question-asking mood, how can you ever have a 4-5-1 mark over your last 10 games with Henrik Lundqvist in net?. (23-14-5). Previous: 23rd. New York Rangers. 9

72. <strong><a href=. (22-14-7). Previous: 8th. Detroit Red Wings. 8. team

<strong><a href=. (22-12-8). Previous: 11th. Minnesota Wild. 7. team. 98

Previous: 4th. St. Louis Blues. 6. team. 99. Going 4-3-3 in your last 10 in the Central is a recipe for disaster. Sort of like employing <strong><a href=. (24-14-7)

team. 97. Yes, the Panthers lost for the first time in their last 13 games Monday. But they still have <strong><a href=. (26-12-5). Previous: 2nd. Florida Panthers. 5

94. Nice to see <strong><a href=. (27-13-4). Previous: 7th. Chicago Blackhawks. 4. team

3. team. 67. The Kings are very quietly going about their business so far this season. Maybe they’re benefiting from playing in a garbage division. Maybe they’re actually good again. Maybe it’s a little of both.. (27-12-3). Previous: 5th. Los Angeles Kings

119. I still can’t get over the fact general manager <strong><a href=. (29-11-4). Previous: 3rd. Dallas Stars. 2. team

19. If you can’t really find a reason to dislike the Capitals and their impressive success so far, here’s one: <strong><a href=. (32-7-3). Previous: 1st. Washington Capitals. 1. team

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