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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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4. Pittsburgh Penguins

Previous: No. 3

Record: 38-15-8 (84 points)

Sidney Crosby and the Penguins are gearing up in an attempt to become the first team in more than 15 years to repeat as Stanley Cup Champions. Sid leads the league with 34 goals and is playing like the best player in the world. The Pens are a little banged up on defense, but they could get healthy by the playoffs and look to knock the Caps out again. There is definitely no shortage of talent in the Pittsburgh top six.

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