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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; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Philadelphia Flyers center Claude Giroux (28) reacts after scoring the winning goal in overtime against the New York Islanders at Barclays Center. The Flyers won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 14: Philadelphia Flyers

Previous: No. 13

Record: 23-19-6 (52 points)

Philly’s hold on the second wild-card spot is getting tenuous with a 3-5-2 run, and the Metropolitan’s top four are pulling away. Thankfully for the Flyers, no one below them in the standings seems to want the spot either. If there’s any way to upgrade from the Steve Mason/Michal Neuvirth goaltending tandem by the trade deadline without selling the farm, the Flyers should actively consider it.

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