Analysis

NHL Power Rankings: Chicago Blackhawks Still Contending

By Gail Kauchak
Jan 22, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane (88) celebrates his goal against the Vancouver Canucks with his teammates during the first period at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 22, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane (88) celebrates his goal against the Vancouver Canucks with his teammates during the first period at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports /
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No. 21: New York Islanders

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Record:  21-17-9 (51 points)

It’s surprising the Islanders have been able to find more success under interim coach Doug Weight, inching out of that group of 49 pointers. But now the big issue is a fight with those who own the Barclays Center, as they’re reportedly not interested in having the Isles around anymore.

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