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NHL Power Rankings: Chicago Blackhawks Jump Inside Top 20

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PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 18: Gustav Frosling
PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 18: Gustav Frosling /
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2. St. Louis Blues

Previous: No. 2

The Blues are the fourth-highest goal scoring team in the league with three players (Jaden Schwartz, Brayden Schenn and Vladimir Tarasenko) in the top 15 in points leaders. While I am still skeptical about Jake Allen as their goaltender, they are scoring enough to make sure they find themselves in the win column quite often. Plus, they have a backup in Carter Hutton who has played extremely well in his limited action. 

The Blues have had some major turnover these past few years, but they are still finding ways to win games and stay at the top of the Western Conference. They are not the most complete team or the most threatening on paper, but their record and play show they will be a tough out for any team come spring.

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