Analysis

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: Chicago Blackhawks at Dallas Stars
NHL: Chicago Blackhawks at Dallas Stars /

No. 24: Dallas Stars

Previous: 23rd

Season record: 21-22-10 (52 points)

Sporting the league’s worst penalty-killing unit, subpar goaltending and porous defense, the Stars can no longer outscore their mistakes. Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin are producing well below last year’s pace.

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