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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 21, 2017; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen (32) stops a shot as Washington Capitals left wing Andre Burakovsky (65) jumps out of the way during the third period at the American Airlines Center. The Capitals defeat the Stars 4-3 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 27: Dallas Stars

Previous: No. 26

Record: 19-20-9 (47 points)

Speaking of needing goaltending, I’m guessing general manager Jim Nill has figured out the Kari Lehtonen/Antti Niemi tandem isn’t going to work. That’s especially true when the Stars can’t stay healthy to begin with. We’ll probably hear Patrick Sharp to Chicago as a possibility up until the deadline. I’m not sure he’ll get moved at all, as his recent concussion problems are a likely red flag for contending teams.

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