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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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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 /

The Senators have 30 goals for and 31 goals against. They need more production from <a rel=. 7-5-0. Previous: 17th. Ottawa Senators. 10. team. 91

The Bruins need to get more offensive from <a rel=. 7-6-0. Previous: 20th. Boston Bruins. 9. team. 70

The Caps have scored six more goals than they have allowed. That is the recipe for success during the regular season, but it hasn’t translated in the playoffs with this group.. 8-3-1. Previous: 8th. Washington Capitals. 8. team. 19

99. The St. Louis Blues have struggled to find a regular goalie. They traded away <a rel=. 7-4-2. Previous: 7th. St. Louis Blues. 7. team

6. team. 23. Should the Lightning consider trading <a rel=. 7-5-1. Previous: 10th. Tampa Bay Lightning

Edmonton Oilers. 5. team. 148. The Edmonton Oilers are the surprise of the NHL. They are getting good production from their young stars and good goaltending. <a rel=. 9-4-1. Previous: 2nd

9-2-2. Previous: 3rd. Pittsburgh Penguins. 4. team. 92. The Penguins are red-hot, winning 4 of 5. <a rel=

Chicago Blackhawks. 3. team. 94. The Chicago Blackhawks have been fueled by veterans <a rel=. 9-3-1. Previous: 11th

Previous: 6th. New York Rangers. 2. team. 95. The Rangers have gotten production from <a rel=. 10-4-0

1. team. 152. The Montreal Canadiens are good as long as Carey Price is good, and Price has been really good this year. Price has a 1.53 goals-against average and a .953 save percentage. Without him in net, the play drops off. <a rel=. 11-1-1. Previous: 1st. Montreal Canadiens

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