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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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NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 14: Drew Stafford
NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 14: Drew Stafford /

7. New Jersey Devils

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Some offseason veteran additions along with having the first overall pick in the 2017 draft, as well as landing highly touted college defenseman Will Butcher, have led to a surprisingly good team. While the team up front is full of potential, for the Devils to make the leap to the playoffs, their goaltending will have to be extremely strong, and that is their big question mark right now.

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