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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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5. Chicago Blackhawks

Previous: No. 6

Record: 35-17-5 (75 points)

A five-game win streak gets you the No. 5 spot in these rankings. Sure, the Blackhawks only beat two playoff teams in their last five games, but wins at Minnesota, Winnipeg and Edmonton in succession are worthy of praise, considering past troubles in all three locales.

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