NHL Power Rankings: Chicago Blackhawks Trending Toward Bubble Team

By Aaron Goldschmidt
CALGARY, AB - DECEMBER 31: Jonathan Toews
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1. Vegas Golden Knights

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So, yeah.  That expansion team out West?  It went 11-1-1 in the month of December.  The Knights are atop of not just the Pacific Division, but the Western Conference with a 26-9-2 record. How is this still happening?  Well, over their last 10 games, they have eight players who have scored two or more goals.  Also, the goalie tandem of Marc-Andre Fleury and Malcolm Subban has combined for a 9-0-1 record with a 936/1.89 slashline. They host the Nashville Predators tonight, where they have a league-best home record of 16-2-1.

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Happy New Year, Vegas!  Just remember, this is a marathon, not a sprint. Do you think the Knights deserve to be atop the NHL power rankings? Let us know in the comments below, or via social media.