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NHL Power Rankings: Chicago Blackhawks Still Trail Canadiens

By Aaron Goldschmidt
Nov 12, 2016; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Calgary Flames left wing Micheal Ferland (79) celebrates his goal with teammates against the New York Rangers during the third period at Scotiabank Saddledome. New York Rangers won 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 12, 2016; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Calgary Flames left wing Micheal Ferland (79) celebrates his goal with teammates against the New York Rangers during the third period at Scotiabank Saddledome. New York Rangers won 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports /
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Nov 10, 2016; Sunrise, FL, USA; Florida Panthers defenseman Jason Demers (55) celebrates with defenseman Keith Yandle (3) after scoring a goal against the San Jose Sharks in the first period at BB&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 10, 2016; Sunrise, FL, USA; Florida Panthers defenseman Jason Demers (55) celebrates with defenseman Keith Yandle (3) after scoring a goal against the San Jose Sharks in the first period at BB&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports /

21. team. 97. Here is another playoff team that has been slow out of the gate. At 7-7-1, the Panthers have plenty of time to show they are yet again playoff contenders. They did lose Brian Campbell to the Blackhawks but replaced him with another good defenseman in Keith Yandle. Maybe this is the year the Panthers get past the Eastern Conference bigshots, or maybe this will be another year of throwing real rats onto the ice.. 7-7-1. Previous: 13th. Florida Panthers

 

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