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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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8. Montreal Canadiens

Previous: No. 11

Record: 35-21-8 (78 points)

When you think consistent 30-goal scorers, you probably don’t think Max Pacioretty. But indeed he is. For the last four seasons, the Canadiens captain has lit the lamp at least 30 times, which has helped the Canadiens climb the ranks in the Atlantic Division. Marc Bergevin has proven he isn’t afraid to pull the trigger on big trades, but he’s made some interesting moves in the last 24 hours by adding Steve Ott from Detroit and Dwight King from Los Angeles.

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