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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 31, 2017; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Coyotes goalie Mike Smith (41) makes a save during the third period against the Los Angeles Kings at Gila River Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 29: Arizona Coyotes

Previous: 29th

Season record: 17-28-6 (40 points)

Another bitterly disappointing season for Shane Doan and company will unwind with hope for a brighter future for the youthful ‘Yotes. But patience with coach Dave Tippett and his perennial underperforming team has got to be wearing thin in the Valley of the Sun.

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