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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; Columbus, OH, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Cam Atkinson (13) celebrates a goal during the first period against the Edmonton Oilers at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 3, 2017; Columbus, OH, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Cam Atkinson (13) celebrates a goal during the first period against the Edmonton Oilers at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 1: Columbus Blue Jackets

Previous: 6th

Record: 27-5-4

In case you haven’t heard, the Blue Jackets are for real! Columbus is the story of the entire NHL. Currently on the second-longest winning streak in NHL history with 16 straight wins, Columbus is doing really big things while dominating the entire league. The Blue Jackets have the an NHL-leading plus-52 goal differential along with league’s best PP% (28.3) and GAA (2.0). Columbus is also 2nd in the NHL in GPG at 3.4. This is no fluke, people!

Next: Chicago Blackhawks’ Hot And Not: Defenders An Up-And-Down Bunch

Sergei Bobrovsky leads all goalie in the NHL with 25 wins and only trails Dubnyk in GAA at 1.92. The Jackets can tie the longest win streak in NHL history against the Washington Capitals, but that’s sure easier said than done.

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