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NHL Power Rankings: Chicago Blackhawks Move Up As Races Tighten

By George Clifford
Feb 4, 2017; Dallas, TX, USA; Chicago Blackhawks left wing Artemi Panarin (72) and right wing Patrick Kane (88) celebrate Kane's game tying goal against the Dallas Stars during the third period at the American Airlines Center. The Blackhawks defeat the Stars 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 4, 2017; Dallas, TX, USA; Chicago Blackhawks left wing Artemi Panarin (72) and right wing Patrick Kane (88) celebrate Kane's game tying goal against the Dallas Stars during the third period at the American Airlines Center. The Blackhawks defeat the Stars 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /
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NHL: St. Louis Blues at Philadelphia Flyers
NHL: St. Louis Blues at Philadelphia Flyers /

No. 19: St. Louis Blues

Previous: 16th

Season record: 26-22-5 (57 points)

After a tumultuous week in which head coach Ken Hitchcock was replaced by Mike Yeo and center Robby Fabbri was lost for the season with an ACL injury, the Blues grabbed the second wild card slot in the west with an emotionally charged 2-0 win Monday night in Philadelphia.

Still, Yeo will have to shore up a soft blue line and a shaky tandem in net as the Blues continue a crucial five-game road trip through the East.

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