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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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Feb 18, 2017; Dallas, TX, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Jonathan Drouin (27) skates against the Dallas Stars during the game at the American Airlines Center. The Stars defeat the Lightning 4-3 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 18, 2017; Dallas, TX, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Jonathan Drouin (27) skates against the Dallas Stars during the game at the American Airlines Center. The Stars defeat the Lightning 4-3 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 18: Tampa Bay Lightning

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Record: 33-26-9 (75 points)

The Lightning are on a three-game winning streak, and they’re only one point out of the playoffs. For a team in the seller category at the deadline, they’re sure making everything work out. Steve Yzerman must be a wizard or something, because he’s magical. Now imagine if Steven Stamkos comes back this season, and the Lightning get healthy. Talk about scary.

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