NHL Power Rankings: Chicago Blackhawks Rise To Top Of Charts

By Colin Likas
Mar 19, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane (88) celebrates his goal with teammate during the first period of the game against the Colorado Avalanche at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Caylor Arnold-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 19, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane (88) celebrates his goal with teammate during the first period of the game against the Colorado Avalanche at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Caylor Arnold-USA TODAY Sports /
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25. Detroit Red Wings

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Record: 28-32-11 (67 points)

Detroit really should hang its hat on this tidbit: It’s the only non-playoff team to beat the Blackhawks in nearly two months. Sure, the Blackhawks didn’t show up for that game, but guys like Andreas Athanasiou and Xavier Ouellet showed some nice promise, and we already knew guys like Tomas Tatar and Gustav Nyquist were viable options. Now about that defense …

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