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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 23, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; A young Toronto Maple Leafs fan skates with a Maple Leafs flag before the start of the game against the Calgary Flames at Air Canada Centre. The Maple Leafs beat the Flames 4-0. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 13: Toronto Maple Leafs

Previous: No. 14

Record: 22-14-9 (53 points)

Mike Babcock’s experiment is starting to pay dividends a little sooner than expected, climbing into the Atlantic’s third playoff spot. While there are really talented forwards here in Aston Matthews, James van Riemsdyk, Mitchell Marner and Tyler Bozak, the Leafs are having an old Blackhawks problem: They aren’t any good in the shootout (1-6).

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