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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24. Los Angeles Kings

Previous: No. 22

Record: 31-28-6 (68 points)

The Kings made two head-scratching moves at the trade deadline. They acquired Ben Bishop for Peter Budaj, the day they activated Jonathan Quick off injured reserve. Dean Lombardi then went out and got Jarome Iginla from Colorado. These moves raise two important questions: Why would you acquire a goalie who needs to start, and has been struggling, to back up your starter, and hy would you acquire a veteran forward who cannot score anymore for a team that cannot score? Oh, by the way, the Kings are 3-5-2 in their last 10.

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