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. 5: Montreal Canadiens

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Record:  29-14-7 (65 points)

The Habs are ahead of the second place Ottawa Senators by a healthy seven points in the Atlantic Division.  They simply need to keep plugging along, and preparing themselves for the playoffs.  And keep Carey Price healthy.

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