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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: New York Islanders at Detroit Red Wings
NHL: New York Islanders at Detroit Red Wings /

No 18: New York Islanders

Previous: 21st

Season record: 23-18-10 (56 points)

Going 7-1-1 in their last 10 games, the Islanders have turned the corner and are contending for a playoff spot. Goaltender Thomas Greiss has returned to form and is getting support in front, while the offense is finding ways to win. This didn’t seem possible just two months ago.

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