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; Winnipeg Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec (31) watches an incoming puck during the third period against the Anaheim Ducks at MTS Centre. Anaheim wins 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 26: Winnipeg Jets

Previous: No. 24

Record: 22-24-4 (48 points)

I didn’t say the bottom of the Western Conference was making a run up these rankings. The Jets don’t really know what they’re doing in net, as Ondrej Pavelec has returned from the dead (minor leagues) to try and retake the starting spot. Until Winnipeg gets its back end sorted out, having a really solid forward corps with Patrik Laine, Mark Scheifele, Blake Wheeler, Nikolaj Ehlers and others won’t matter much.

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