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Chicago Blackhawks

Venue: United Center | Coach: Joel Quenneville
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The Blackhawks have been one of the most successful teams in possession, in scoring and in goals allowed. But they've had just enough stumbles to trail in the heated Central race.
It seems the Blackhawks will hit a few rough patches every year. It looks like they're in one now at 5-5-0 over their last 10 games and 3-4-0 since the Winter Classic loss. Defending has been an issue of late.
It's been a while since Chicago didn't occupy the top spot on our Power Rankings, but it's more indicative of how good the Preds have been. That 5-2 loss to the Oilers didn't help, though.
A Winter Classic loss is unlikely to keep this team down. The Blackhawks have allowed fewer goals than any team in the league this year and still look to be the club to beat.
The Blackhawks closed out the 2014 with a big comeback win over the Predators. At 25-10-2, the Blackhawks head into the Winter Classic with the league's second-best record.
Since the 2014-15 season turned one month old back in early November, the Blackhawks have gone 15-3-1 and have been dominant throughout December.
After struggling to score early in the season, the Blackhawks have a league-best plus-34 goal differential and they've done it with No. 1 goalie Corey Crawford missing 13 games so far this season.
Having won 11 of their past 13, the results are starting to match their often dominant puck-possession performances. Patrick Kane heating up sure has helped.
That road trip out west showed glimpses of the Blackhawks we've come to know a bit more over the last few years. If they're heating up, it may only be the beginning of another great run.
The Blackhawks are in the middle of their annual Circus Trip and are 2-1-0 so far in the Pacific, which is a solid start. The goals are starting to come more easily now, too.
Preseason Power Rankings
The Blackhawks didn't look particularly great in their opener, but survived. A more comfortable rout of the Sabres showed just how easily this team can flip a switch.
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