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NHL Power Rankings: Chicago Blackhawks Matching Expectations

By Colin Likas
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 28: Alex DeBrincat
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ST. LOUIS, MO – NOVEMBER 25: St. Louis Blues’ Sammy Blais, right, is congratulated by Alexander Steen, left, after he scores his first goal in the NHL during the third period of an NHL hockey game. The St. Louis Blues defeated the Minnesota Wild 6-3 on November 25, 2017, at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, MO. (Photo by Tim Spyers/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS, MO – NOVEMBER 25: St. Louis Blues’ Sammy Blais, right, is congratulated by Alexander Steen, left, after he scores his first goal in the NHL during the third period of an NHL hockey game. The St. Louis Blues defeated the Minnesota Wild 6-3 on November 25, 2017, at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, MO. (Photo by Tim Spyers/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /

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The ultimate regular-season champions (well, maybe in the West; sorry, Washington) are having another one to remember right now. It was all doom and gloom when Robby Fabbri went out for the season. But now, everyone wants to talk about the Jaden SchwartzBrayden SchennVladimir Tarasenko line. And rightfully so.

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