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NHL Power Rankings: Chicago Blackhawks Jump Inside Top 20

By Colin Likas
PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 18: Gustav Frosling
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3. Winnipeg Jets

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Surprised to see the Jets this high in the list? Well then you haven’t been paying attention recently. In their last 18 games, the Jets have only lost in regulation three times and are a plus-19 in goal differential in that stretch. Blake Wheeler and Mark Scheifele are both on a tear this year, and Connor Hellebuyck has quietly been one of the best goalies in the league. 

If the Jets can keep the balance of defense and good goaltending with a pretty nice set of offensive players in Blake Wheeler and Scheifele, not to mention Patrik Laine, they are going to be a fun team to watch all year.

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