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NHL Power Rankings See Chicago Blackhawks Fighting Toward Top 15

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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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10. Dallas Stars

Previous: No. 11

The Stars have won six of their last eight games and continue to be for real this year.  John Klingberg has a current five-game scoring streak and 12 points (2G, 10A) in his last nine games.  He has 39 points (6G, 33A) in 43 games this year. Ben Bishop has been great for the Stars and has played in their last 10 games with a 6-2-2 mark, a 2.00 goals-against average and a .936 save percentage.

9. Los Angeles Kings

Previous: No. 4

The Kings are 2-3-1 in their last six games and now find themselves seven points behind Vegas in the Pacific Division.  Jake Muzzin, who has three points in his last four games, was placed on injured reserve with an unspecified injury.  It is unknown if he will be activated before Saturday’s game against the Anaheim Ducks. Jeff Carter, who has been out since Oct. 19, is expected to come back sometime within the next three to four weeks.  Carter had surgery to repair a lacerated left ankle tendon.

8. New Jersey Devils

Previous: No. 8

New Jersey has run into a speed bump, going 0-2-2 in its last four games.  The Devils still remain only five points behind the Washington Capitals. Cory Schneider has had some strong games for the Devils of late, going 5-2-2.  Brian Boyle continues to be a contributor for the Devils, as he has nine points (5G, 4A) in the last 10 games.

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