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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. 11: Ottawa Senators

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Record:  26-15-6 (58 points)

The Senators are benefiting from being in the weaker Atlantic Division.  They sit in second place in their division with 58 points, while the New York Rangers have the top wild card spot with five more points (63).  the Sens blanked the top ranked Capitals 3-0 last Tuesday, but then dropped their Thursday tilt 3-2 in overtime to the Calgary Flames.   Needless to say, if they can remain somewhat consistent throughout the rest of the season, they are pretty much assured a playoff slot.

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