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NHL Power Rankings: Chicago Blackhawks Get Bumped Up On Bye Week

By Colin Likas
Feb 4, 2017; Dallas, TX, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing Marian Hossa (81) and center Jonathan Toews (19) celebrate a goal during the game 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 right wing Marian Hossa (81) and center Jonathan Toews (19) celebrate a goal during the game at the American Airlines Center. The Blackhawks defeat the Stars 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /
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Feb 12, 2017; Nashville, TN, USA; Nashville Predators players celebrate after a win against the Dallas Stars at Bridgestone Arena. The Predators won 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports /

15. Nashville Predators

Previous: No. 12

Record: 27-21-8 (62 points)

Does Nashville really want to take the Central Division’s third spot? It would likely draw a first-round playoff matchup with the Chicago Blackhawks, who the Preds have some kind of weird disdain for. At least the fans would be into it.

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