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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Mar 5, 2017; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; New York Islanders center John Tavares (91) celebrates his goal with teammates against the Calgary Flames during the second period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 5, 2017; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; New York Islanders center John Tavares (91) celebrates his goal with teammates against the Calgary Flames during the second period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 15: New York Islanders

Previous: No. 16

Record: 30-23-11 (71 points)

The Islanders have lost two games in a row after defeating the Dallas Stars 5-4 last Thursday. But they still managed to surpass Toronto in the standings, having gained a point when they went to overtime against Chicago.  As of right now, the Islanders hold the second wild card spot in the East, but they have about four other teams breathing down their necks. John Tavares and company need to right the ship real quick, or they won’t make the playoffs.

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