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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 13: Mike Hoffman
CALGARY, AB – OCTOBER 13: Mike Hoffman /

8. Ottawa Senators

Previous: No. 8

After coming oh so close to the Stanley Cup Final, they’re right back in the mix again. Their record doesn’t necessarily show it, especially with a few overtime/shootout losses, but this team has a decent shot at making a run again. Keys to this team will be Erik Karlsson getting back to superhuman level after his recent injury, and how stable their defense corps are after the offseason addition of Johnny Oduya.

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