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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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18. Tampa Bay Lightning

Previous: No. 19

Record: 30-26-9 (69 points)

Steve Yzerman was the big winner at the trade deadline. He cleared salary cap space for a team in desperate need of it next year, with Tyler Johnson, Ondrej Palat and Jonathan Drouin all up for new contracts this offseason. Yzerman might have to make more moves if he is going to sign all three. All eyes are now on the offseason.

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