Analysis

NHL Power Rankings See Chicago Blackhawks Fighting Toward Top 15

By Randy Holndoner
OTTAWA, ON - JANUARY 9: Members of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrate their win against the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre on January 9, 2018 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)
OTTAWA, ON - JANUARY 9: Members of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrate their win against the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre on January 9, 2018 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images) /
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28. Edmonton Oilers

Previous: No. 26

Just when we thought the Oilers were finding their groove and climbing back into the Western Conference postseason race, they go and lose three games. The most recent was a nailbiting, 2-1 loss to Nashville. Edmonton is suddenly eight points behind Anaheim for fifth in the Pacific alone, and has played more games than everyone in the West except St. Louis and Winnipeg.

27. Ottawa Senators

Previous: No. 28

Despite a shellacking at the hands of the Blackhawks on Tuesday, as well as a 3-5-2 record in their last 10 games, the Sens actually move up a spot based on the incompetency of some of their Canadian brethren. Ottawa is reportedly interested in shopping just about anyone with a no-trade clause as well.

26. Montreal Canadiens

Previous: No. 29

While Carey Price isn’t having one of his typical standout seasons in net, he hasn’t been helped by the Habs producing next to nothing offensively. The team is averaging 2.57 goals per game, which was even helped by putting up five on Vancouver in its most recent outing.

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