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NHL Power Rankings: Chicago Blackhawks’ Win Streak Means Small Move

By Colin Likas
Jan 22, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) celebrates his goal against the Vancouver Canucks during the third period at the United Center. The Hawks won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 22, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) celebrates his goal against the Vancouver Canucks during the third period at the United Center. The Hawks won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jan 22, 2017; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser (65) skates with the puck chased by New York Rangers right wing Brandon Pirri (73) in the second period at Joe Louis Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 22: Detroit Red Wings

Previous: No. 25

Record: 20-19-8 (48 points)

Again, moving up not so much a product of playing well, but more so a product of other teams struggling. Detroit did manage to hold the Rangers’ vaunted offense to one goal in an overtime loss Sunday, almost a week after shutting out Montreal. There were also six-goal outbursts against Pittsburgh and Boston. So Detroit is showing something, but is it enough to keep the playoff streak alive?

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