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NHL Power Rankings: Chicago Blackhawks Matching Expectations

By Colin Likas
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PITTSBURGH, PA – NOVEMBER 27: Pittsburgh Penguins Defenseman Kris Letang (58) skates for a loose puck during the third period in the NHL game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Philadelphia Flyers on November 27, 2017, at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA. The Penguins defeated the Flyers 5-4 in overtime. (Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA – NOVEMBER 27: Pittsburgh Penguins Defenseman Kris Letang (58) skates for a loose puck during the third period in the NHL game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Philadelphia Flyers on November 27, 2017, at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA. The Penguins defeated the Flyers 5-4 in overtime. (Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /

15. Pittsburgh Penguins

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Expectation bar: Below

I mean, it’s below by default at this point. But how much can you expect during the regular season out of a team that’s won the Stanley Cup twice in a row? They may very well be taking the old Los Angeles Kings approach to this 82-game stretch.

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