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; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) celebrates with center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92) and defenseman John Carlson (74) after scoring the game winning goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs in overtime at Verizon Center. The Capitals won 6-5 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 3, 2017; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) celebrates with center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92) and defenseman John Carlson (74) after scoring the game winning goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs in overtime at Verizon Center. The Capitals won 6-5 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 7: Washington Capitals

Previous: 7th

Record: 23-9-5

In the Caps’ most recent affair, the team battled back from a two-goal deficit in the third to bring home a win in OT. The season has had its ups and downs for Washington, but this is still the deadly team that we saw last year edge closer to the Stanley Cup. Goaltender Braden Holtby has continued to be very reliable as the Capitals have allowed the third fewest goals in the NHL (79).

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