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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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No. 4: Columbus Blue Jackets

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Record: 41-17-6 (88 points)

After shutting out the New Jersey Devils on Sunday night, the Blue Jackets are now 6-3-1 in their last 10 games. Goalie Sergei Bobrovsky set a franchise record by winning his 34th game of the season. The Blue Jackets are giving the defending-champion Pittsburgh Penguins a run for their money as to who will take second place in the Metropolitan Division. And the New York Rangers are nipping at their heels as well. Regardless, it’s highly likely Columbus and Pittsburgh will meet in the first round of the playoffs. Can this young Blue Jackets team defeat the defending Stanley Cup champions?

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