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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 11, 2017; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Capitals players celebrate after their game against the Anaheim Ducks at Verizon Center. The Capitals won 6-4. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports /

1. Washington Capitals

Previous: No. 1

Record: 39-11-6 (84 points)

This team is not falling out of the top spot in our power rankings. I just don’t see it. They’re on a six-game win streak now and have gone 8-2-0 in their last 10 games. Nicklas Backstrom is leading the entire league in points this month with 12 across six games. What an outrageous team. Will it translate to the playoffs for once?

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