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NHL Power Rankings: Chicago Blackhawks Stand Pat With Surging Metro Teams

By Juliana Nikac
Mar 4, 2017; Nashville, TN, USA; Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) celebrates with right wing Patrick Kane (88) after a win 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 goalie Corey Crawford (50) celebrates with right wing Patrick Kane (88) after a win against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena. The Blackhawks won 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports /
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Mar 2, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Flyers goalie Steve Mason (35) makes a save against Florida Panthers center Nick Bjugstad (27) during the first period at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 2, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Flyers goalie Steve Mason (35) makes a save against Florida Panthers center Nick Bjugstad (27) during the first period at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 20: Philadelphia Flyers

Previous: No. 19

Record: 31-29-8 (70 points)

The Flyers are another team that should be pretty active in free agency this summer. Their goaltending is … yikes. The forwards really aren’t anything special. Jakub Voracek and Wayne Simmonds have been great, as usual. Brayden Schenn has been good, and Claude Giroux has had a decent season despite all of the criticism he’s been getting. The defense leaves something to be desired, though. For a team that’s supposed to be scary, they’re not.

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