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; Denver, CO, USA; San Jose Sharks fans celebrate after a goal in the third period against the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 7: San Jose Sharks

Previous: No. 10

Record: 30-16-2 (62 points)

The Sha-arks are using a nice five-game win streak to vault back up the Pacific standings and stay in touch with warm Edmonton and Anaheim clubs. The Sharks can thank a comfy stretch of games for that, as their last five contests (and wins) have come against Winnipeg, Los Angeles, Tampa Bay and Colorado two times. Not exactly a murderer’s row, but don’t be fooled: This is still a West title contender.

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