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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; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) scores a goal against Boston Bruins goalie Zane McIntyre (31) during the third period at the PPG PAINTS Arena. The Penguins won 5-1. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 17: Boston Bruins

Previous: No. 11

Record: 23-21-6 (52 points)

If they fired Claude Julien now, I bet they can still get Patrick Roy to take over. But in all seriousness, Boston is going to need to find a way out of its current mini-freefall (3-5-2 in its last 10) and soon. The Bruins can’t let Toronto and Ottawa pull away in the Atlantic, and relying on Philadelphia to continue trying to lose its wild-card spot isn’t a great bet either.

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