Editorials

NHL Power Rankings: Chicago Blackhawks Stay In Top 5

By Gregory Bradshaw
Dec 29, 2016; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; Columbus Blue Jackets center Alexander Wennberg (10)celebrates his goal with teammates after he scores against the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 29, 2016; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; Columbus Blue Jackets center Alexander Wennberg (10)celebrates his goal with teammates after he scores against the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jan 3, 2017; San Jose, CA, USA; Los Angeles Kings center Jeff Carter (77) celebrates after scoring against the San Jose Sharks during the third period at SAP Center at San Jose the Kings defeated the Sharks 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 3, 2017; San Jose, CA, USA; Los Angeles Kings center Jeff Carter (77) celebrates after scoring against the San Jose Sharks during the third period at SAP Center at San Jose the Kings defeated the Sharks 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 15: L.A. Kings

Previous: 16th

Record: 19-15-4

In a very strange and somewhat off-year for the perennial playoff contenders is the West, the Kings still find themselves in the hunt for the playoffs. This is all without star netminder Jonathan Quick and with a slumping Anze Kopitar. When Quick is back and Kopitar can find his stride, look out!

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