Analysis

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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No. 5: Columbus Blue Jackets

Previous: No. 4

Record: 44-18-6 (94 points)

The BJs have a serious shot at overtaking Washington for the Metropolitan Division lead (don’t forget Pittsburgh, of course), as well as the NHL’s goal differential lead (plus-59 to plus-66; Minnesota is at plus-60). Guessing they care more about the former goal.

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