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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: Edmonton Oilers at Carolina Hurricanes
NHL: Edmonton Oilers at Carolina Hurricanes /

No. 10: Edmonton Oilers

Previous: 8th

Season record: 29-18-8 (66 points)

Ending a three-game slide with a big 1-0 shootout victory in Montreal, the Oilers are 6-3-1 in their last 10 games and just three points out of first place in the rough-and-tumble Pacific Division. Goalie Cam Talbot is having a star-making season with a statline close to the best in the West. The Oilers have five days to rest before hosting the Blackhawks on Saturday night.

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