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NHL Power Rankings: Chicago Blackhawks’ Rough Week Equals Slide

By Colin Likas
DALLAS, TX - DECEMBER 02: Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin (91) skates over a diving Chicago Blackhawks left wing Lance Bouma (17) as he tries to poke the puck away from Dallas Stars right wing Alexander Radulov (47) during the game between the Dallas Stars and the Chicago Blackhawks on December 02, 2017 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. Dallas defeats Chicago 3-2 in a shoot-out. (Photo by Matthew Pearce/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
DALLAS, TX - DECEMBER 02: Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin (91) skates over a diving Chicago Blackhawks left wing Lance Bouma (17) as he tries to poke the puck away from Dallas Stars right wing Alexander Radulov (47) during the game between the Dallas Stars and the Chicago Blackhawks on December 02, 2017 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. Dallas defeats Chicago 3-2 in a shoot-out. (Photo by Matthew Pearce/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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The Chicago Blackhawks took a hard fall in this week’s NHL power rankings, while the Central Division sees three teams within the top five

The Central Division is an exciting scene right now, but that doesn’t necessarily include the Chicago Blackhawks. While they play high-event hockey, they’re not gaining a ton of points after a recent hot stretch gave way to struggles in a busy week.

And so, the Blackhawks have stumbled in this week’s NHL power rankings. But the Central Division has seen its success, and that’s reflected in the 31-team poll. Let’s see how things shook out this week, courtesy Blackhawk Up’s Randy Holndoner and Colin Likas.

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