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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; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) is congratulated by defenseman Adam Clendening (4) after defeating the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 6: New York Rangers

Previous: No. 7

Record: 31-16-1 (63 points)

Continues to be a tough time to be the Rangers, who have won three straight and have a plus-40 goal differential but can’t make up any ground in the Metropolitan, thus holding a wild-card spot. Imagine if this team can get Henrik Lundqvist going at his usual other-worldy rate (or boost the defense at the trade deadline). That would make for some really fun matchups in the playoffs.

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