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NHL Power Rankings: Chicago Blackhawks Matching Expectations

By Colin Likas
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12. Washington Capitals

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Expectation bar: Below

They’ve won three straight, so maybe things are finally turning. But it just seems like the Caps have been wildly average this season, and you’d expect a little more with some of the talent they have. The starting point with that is goaltender Braden Holtby, though the defensive corps in front of him is suspect.

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