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NHL Power Rankings: Chicago Blackhawks Hold Firm Despite Win Streak

By Gail Kauchak
Mar 4, 2017; Nashville, TN, USA; Chicago Blackhawks players celebrate after the game-winning goal by defenseman Brian Campbell (51) during the third period against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena. The Blackhawks won 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 4, 2017; Nashville, TN, USA; Chicago Blackhawks players celebrate after the game-winning goal by defenseman Brian Campbell (51) during the third period against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena. The Blackhawks won 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports /
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Mar 4, 2017; Nashville, TN, USA; Chicago Blackhawks players celebrate after the game-winning goal by defenseman Brian Campbell (51) during the third period against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena. The Blackhawks won 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports /

This week’s NHL power rankings are the first-ever version on Blackhawk Up with 31 teams, but the Chicago Blackhawks held their ground

It’s strange, but true: This week’s NHL power rankings have 31 teams instead of 30. Less strange, however, is that the Chicago Blackhawks held firm at their spot in the previous week’s rankings.

With the Las Vegas Golden Knights officially becoming a team at the trade deadline and signing their first player yesterday, our NHL power rankings needed an update. The Colorado Avalanche likely appreciated that, as they’ve been stuck at the bottom of the rankings for eternity, seemingly.

So let’s get to our first 31-team NHL power rankings, courtesy of Blackhawk Up’s Gail Kauchak and Sean Fitzgerald.

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