NHL Power Rankings: Chicago Blackhawks Fall Out Of Top Spot

By Gregory Bradshaw
Mar 19, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) celebrates with teammates after his goal during the third 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 center Jonathan Toews (19) celebrates with teammates after his goal during the third period of the game against the Colorado Avalanche at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Caylor Arnold-USA TODAY Sports /
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Mar 25, 2017; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Ottawa Senators center Tommy Wingels (57) and Montreal Canadiens left wing Phillip Danault (24) battle for the puck during the second period at Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 25, 2017; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Ottawa Senators center Tommy Wingels (57) and Montreal Canadiens left wing Phillip Danault (24) battle for the puck during the second period at Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports /

8. Montreal Canadiens

Previous: No. 9

Record: 42-24-9 (93 points)

The Canadiens have managed to fend off Ottawa and remain atop the Atlantic Division with consistently average play all around. Unfortunately for the Habs, at some point in the playoffs, “good enough” won’t be.

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