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NHL Power Rankings: Chicago Blackhawks Stick In Top 5

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TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 23: Los Angeles Kings Defenceman Drew Doughty (8) jumps to celebrate a short handed goal with Los Angeles Kings Winger Trevor Lewis (22) and Los Angeles Kings Center Nick Shore (21) during the third period of the NHL regular season game between the Los Angeles Kings and the Toronto Maple Leafs on October 23, 2017, at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, ON, Canada. (Photograph by Julian Avram/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 23: Los Angeles Kings Defenceman Drew Doughty (8) jumps to celebrate a short handed goal with Los Angeles Kings Winger Trevor Lewis (22) and Los Angeles Kings Center Nick Shore (21) during the third period of the NHL regular season game between the Los Angeles Kings and the Toronto Maple Leafs on October 23, 2017, at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, ON, Canada. (Photograph by Julian Avram/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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CALGARY, AB – OCTOBER 21: Sean Monahan
CALGARY, AB – OCTOBER 21: Sean Monahan /

No. 19 Calgary Flames

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In most cases, teams play a lot better at home than they do on the road, but that’s not the case for the Calgary Flames.  The Flames are 1-3 at home and 3-1 on the road, which suggests that maybe they play better as an underdog.  Regardless, new goaltender Mike Smith has been getting a lot of time in net.  Posting a GAA of 2.58 and a save percentage of .927, he and the stacked Flames defense will be a handful to get by later in the season.  It will be interesting how they intend to use Jaromir Jagr and how much he will play down the stretch.

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