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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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NEWARK, NJ – OCTOBER 20: Chris Tierney
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No. 27. San Jose Sharks

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The Sharks are just two seasons removed from their Stanley Cup run, and who would’ve guessed they would in the bottom half of the standings to start the 2017 season.  They are 3-4-0 with losses already to the Flyers, Kings and the Islanders twice.  Maybe the loss of longtime veteran Patrick Marleau had significant impact on the team, but they still have a handful of young stars to lean on.  One of those stars is Brent Burns, who can’t continue being on the ice for goals, currently posting a plus/minus of minus-8.

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