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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. 2: Minnesota Wild

Previous: No. 2

Record: 42-15-6 (90 points)

Minny just keeps on winning. The Wild have won three of their last four games, even with Zach Parise and Jason Pominville out with the mumps. These two were back in action Sunday night, picking up a goal and an assist, respectively, to help lead the team to a 3-1 win. Newcomer Martin Hanzal also tallied an assist. The bad news is that defenseman Christian Folin will be out up to three weeks with an upper-body injury. The Wild have two games in hand on the second-place Chicago Blackhawks in the Central. They’re not about to give up their lead without a fight.

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