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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: Toronto Maple Leafs at Dallas Stars
NHL: Toronto Maple Leafs at Dallas Stars /

No. 15: Toronto Maple Leafs

Previous: 15th

Season record: 24-17-10 (58 points)

Toronto continues to lead the league in points from first-year players, and centerman Mitch Marner was named the NHL’s Rookie of the Month for January, scoring 11 assists with 15 points in 13 games last month.

Toronto rookies scored all five goals in Monday night’s 6-5 overtime loss to the Islanders, and the Maple Leafs picked up a point to jump over Boston into third place in the suddenly crowded Atlantic Division.

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