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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: Boston Bruins at Tampa Bay Lightning
NHL: Boston Bruins at Tampa Bay Lightning /

No. 23: Tampa Bay Lightning

Previous: 22nd

Season record: 23-24-6

Flirting with the cellar in the Eastern Conference for a couple weeks now, the Bolts have to stay within striking distance and hope for a spark when sniper Steven Stamkos returns from long-term injured reserve. Goalies Ben Bishop and Andrei Vasilevskiy have faltered badly this year.

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