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NHL Power Rankings: Chicago Blackhawks Climb Amid Trade Deadline

By Sean Fitzgerald
Feb 26, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Artem Anisimov (center) celebrates scoring a goal with right wing Patrick Kane (left) and defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk (right) ) during the third period against the St. Louis Blues at the United Center. Chicago won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 26, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Artem Anisimov (center) celebrates scoring a goal with right wing Patrick Kane (left) and defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk (right) ) during the third period against the St. Louis Blues at the United Center. Chicago won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports /
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11. Boston Bruins

Previous: No. 13

Record: 33-24-6 (72 points)

Winners of seven of their last 10, the B’s got the message when longtime coach Claude Julien was fired. The shakeup must have ignited something since the Bruins seem to have come together recently. Brad Marchand continues his tear since the World Cup and leads the team with 66 points. Tuukka Rask will probably be a Vezina Trophy finalist again, but what else is new?

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