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; Calgary Flames right wing Kris Versteeg (10) celebrates his goal with teammates against the New York Islanders during the third period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Calgary Flames won 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 5, 2017; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Calgary Flames right wing Kris Versteeg (10) celebrates his goal with teammates against the New York Islanders during the third period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Calgary Flames won 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 11: Calgary Flames 

Previous: No. 10

Record: 36-26-4 (76 points)

The Flames won their first game back after the bye week, to make it six wins in a row. A commanding win over the New York Islanders on Sunday made that seven wins in a row. The Flames are now tied with the Anaheim Ducks in points, although they’ve played one more game. Can they make a push for third place in the Pacific?  They have a brutal schedule for the rest of the season. Starting March 9, the Flames literally play every other night. But I have confidence we’ll see them in the playoffs.

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