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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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LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 14: Anze Kopitar
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1. Los Angeles Kings

Previous: No. 4

The Kings have started the season 6-0-1, and everything seems to be clicking for them. Steady goaltending from trade deadline pickup Ben Bishop has led them to give up a league-low 14 goals to start the year. This combined with steady scoring has given them the best goal differential in the league at plus-13.

Next: Blackhawks' Defensive Prospects Must Make Impact

What do you think of this week’s NHL power rankings? Did our duo do the Chicago Blackhawks justice? Did we overrate or snub any teams? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter/Facebook.

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