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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 14, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Islanders goaltender Thomas Greiss (1) watches the puck during the second period against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 17: New York Islanders

Previous: No. 15

Record: 32-25-11 (75 points)

Earlier in the season, it would’ve been weird imagining the Islanders just one point out of a playoff spot. But here they are, one point out of a playoff spot. They’ve lost their last two games, but are also coming off a nine-game road trip. Considering they’re one of the best home teams in the NHL, it’ll be good for them to spend some time playing at Barclays.

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