Analysis

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; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf (15) controls the puck during the second period against the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre. Mandatory Credit: Anaheim wins 3-2. Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 8: Anaheim Ducks

Previous: No. 9

Record: 27-14-9 (63 points)

I promise I didn’t drink before I created these rankings. Anaheim is atop the Pacific Division, but it’s 1) in a near-tie with San Jose, 2) with the most games played in the league and 3) with three fewer regulation/overtime wins than San Jose. There’s much to be desired still from the Ducks, which isn’t surprising considering they employ Ryan Kesler.

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