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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 28, 2017; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Stars center Devin Shore (17) and right wing Brett Ritchie (25) celebrate Ritchie’s goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the third period at the American Airlines Center. The Stars defeat the Penguins 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 28, 2017; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Stars center Devin Shore (17) and right wing Brett Ritchie (25) celebrate Ritchie’s goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the third period at the American Airlines Center. The Stars defeat the Penguins 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 26: Dallas Stars

Previous: No. 23

Record: 27-31-10 (64 points)

After a phenomenal season last year, the Stars are having a less than ideal season this year. They were major sellers at the trade deadline, and the injuries keep piling up for them. But this has given rookies such as Devin Shore and Esa Lindell a chance to show what they’ve got, and they’re kind of good. At least Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn are still having good seasons, as usual.

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