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NHL Power Rankings: Chicago Blackhawks Make Nice Leap

By Sean Fitzgerald
Nov 5, 2016; Dallas, TX, USA; Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) stops a shot by the Dallas Stars during the third period at the American Airlines Center. The Blackhawks defeat the Stars 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 5, 2016; Dallas, TX, USA; Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) stops a shot by the Dallas Stars during the third period at the American Airlines Center. The Blackhawks defeat the Stars 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /
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November 6, 2016; Anaheim, CA, USA; Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf (15) and center Ryan Garbutt (16) celebrate the 4-1 victory against the Calgary Flames at Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports /

105. Randy Carlyle needs to start righting the ship. The Ducks’ goals-for mark is 30 and their goals-against is 35. <a rel=. 6-5-2. Previous: 22nd. Anahiem Ducks. 20. team

116. The Maples Leafs are young and talented but still have room to improve. One area that needs to improve is their goaltending. <a rel=. 5-5-3. Previous: 27th. Toronto Maple Leafs. 19. team

team. 72. Who would have thought that <a rel=. 7-6-1. Previous: 9th. Detroit Red Wings. 18

Previous: 16th. Columbus Blue Jackets. 17. team. 113. The Columbus Blue Jackets have shocked many people with their play this season. The biggest reason for their success has been excellent goaltending. <a rel=. 5-3-2

7-6-0. Previous: 18th. Los Angeles Kings. 16. team. 67. The Kings are dealing with goaltending injuries. They have lost <a rel=

85. The Devils might have gotten the steal of the offseason in <a rel=. 6-3-3. Previous: 12th. New Jersey Devils. 15. team

14. team. 120. The Sharks’ biggest weakness this season has been goaltending. <a rel=. 7-6-0. Previous: 4th. San Jose Sharks

6-6-1. Previous: 14th. Florida Panthers. 13. team. 97. The Panthers are scoring just enough to win. They have 35 goals for and 33 goals against. <a rel=

Minnesota Wild. 12. team. 98. The Minnesota Wild are playing better under new coach <a rel=. 6-4-1. Previous: 5th

Philadelphia Flyers. 11. team. 68. The Flyers have identical 3-3-1 records at home and on the road, and they’re getting those wins with offense. Philly’s 49 goals for ranks second in the league. However, they’re piling up losses behind porous goaltending, as the Flyers are tied for the most goals allowed in the league at 51.. 6-6-2. Previous: 23rd

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