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Chicago Blackhawks, NHL 3 Stars: Hartman Finding His Game

By Gregory Bradshaw
Jan 8, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing Ryan Hartman (38) is congratulated for scoring a goal during the third period against the Nashville Predators at the United Center. Chicago won 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 8, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing Ryan Hartman (38) is congratulated for scoring a goal during the third period against the Nashville Predators at the United Center. Chicago won 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports /
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NHL: Nashville Predators at Chicago Blackhawks
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Another week is in the books, and the Chicago Blackhawks still find themselves on top of the Western Conference — or tied there, anyway

The Chicago Blackhawks pulled off two victories on home ice this week against the Nashville Predators and the Detroit Red Wings, but the 6-0 shutout loss to the red-hot Capitals sure sucked the life right out of Chicago and its four-game winning streak.

It was reported that players were pretty upset with the effort in the loss, so we can only hope that this provides a spark as the Blackhawks will face another tough test in the Minnesota Wild, who tied the Blackhawks for the top spot in the Western Conference by winning Saturday.

After a somewhat successful week for the Blackhawks, it’s nice to look back and reflect on those who helped lead the team in the right direction. After a horrible outing in the nation’s capital, it’s best to take a look at the positives in hopes to wash that game down! Here’s who made our list for the Blackhawks, along with those leading the way for other teams around the league.

(All players were chosen prior to Sunday, Jan. 15, 2016)

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