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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: Los Angeles Kings at Washington Capitals
NHL: Los Angeles Kings at Washington Capitals /

No. 14: Los Angeles Kings

Previous: 18th

Season record: 27-22-4 (58 points)

The Kings’ five-game win streak screeched to a halt Sunday afternoon in a 5-0 beatdown by the juggernaut Washington Capitals. Nonetheless, last week Jeff Carter scored his league-leading ninth game-winning goal, while goalie Peter Budaj was named the NHL’s Third Star of the Week after posting two straight shutouts to lead the NHL with seven this season.

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