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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: Detroit Red Wings at Nashville Predators
NHL: Detroit Red Wings at Nashville Predators /

No. 28: Detroit Red Wings

Previous: 27th

Season record: 22-21-9

The Red Wings’ recent two-game win streak will prove to be only a brief interruption in Detroit’s inexorable march towards missing the playoffs. A horrendously toothless powerplay will only put more pressure on beleaguered goalie “Petr The Great” Mrazek, who stopped 42 shots in the Wings’ 1-0 victory over the Predators.

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