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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: Columbus Blue Jackets at Pittsburgh Penguins
NHL: Columbus Blue Jackets at Pittsburgh Penguins /

No. 4: Columbus Blue Jackets

Previous: 3rd

Season record: 33-13-5 (71 points)

Since their 16-game winning streak ended, Columbus has struggled, going 4-5-1 in the last 10 games. Still, the Blue Jackets remain the league’s most dangerous team.

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