Analysis

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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Dec 1, 2016; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; Winnipeg Jets Patrick Laine (29) stick flexes as he takes a shot on the Edmonton Oilers net in the second period during the NHL hockey game against the Edmonton Oilers at MTS Centre. Mandatory Credit: Ray Peters-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 1, 2016; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; Winnipeg Jets Patrick Laine (29) stick flexes as he takes a shot on the Edmonton Oilers net in the second period during the NHL hockey game against the Edmonton Oilers at MTS Centre. Mandatory Credit: Ray Peters-USA TODAY Sports /

21. Winnipeg Jets

Previous: No. 20

Record: 30-31-6 (66 points)

Patrik Laine is now second in the league with 32 goals behind Sidney Crosby. The guy can flat out score. If the Jets could field any semblance of league-average goaltending, they might be in the playoff hunt. Their goalies’ collective save percentage is .904, and league average is .911. Despite this, the Jets are still in the hunt for the wild card spot in the West.

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