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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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Jan 28, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Calgary Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau (13) during the accuracy shooting event in the 2017 NHL All Star Game skills competition at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 17: Calgary Flames

Previous: 17th

Season record: 27-25-3 (57 points)

Although their three-game win streak was snapped Sunday by the Rangers in a 4-3 result, the Flames have quietly moved into a wild card slot behind the production of Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan, who have combined for five goals and six assists over the past five games.

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