NHL Power Rankings: Chicago Blackhawks Trending Toward Bubble Team

By Aaron Goldschmidt
CALGARY, AB - DECEMBER 31: Jonathan Toews
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6. Boston Bruins

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The Bruins have been playing very well, as they are the biggest mover this week in the NHL power rankings, leaping eight spots. The month of December was great for Boston, as it went 10-2-2 to find itself in second place in the Atlantic Division. David Backes (11 points) and rookie, Danton Heinen (11 points) have led the way in scoring for Boston in its last 10 games.  Tuukka Rask has been on fire as well, going 6-0-1, with .950/1.43 slashline. Boston has a busy week with four games this week — away against the Islanders and Penguins and home against the Panthers and Hurricanes.