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. 3: Columbus Blue Jackets

Previous: No. 2

Record:  32-12-4 (68 points)

The Metropolitan Division is where it’s at, as the Blue Jackets are second place in said division, and third in the overall standings.  This young and fast team led by head coach John Tortorella has taken the league by storm this year.  After winning 16 consecutive games, they’ve come down to earth a little bit in January.  In this month, they’ve only strung together two wins in a row.  But they have put themselves in a great position moving forward.

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