Monday, March 18, 2013
Power Rankings: Hawks still team to beat
The Blackhawks bounced back in strong fashion after two losses ended their record streak.
The Chicago Blackhawks remained atop ESPN's NHL Power Rankings for a sixth consecutive week on Monday.
The Blackhawks bounced back from their first two regulation losses with two consecutive road wins, including an 8-1 victory over the Dallas Stars on Saturday. The Blackhawks will close out their four-game road trip against the Colorado Avalanche on Monday and the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday.
Wednesday's matchup will feature the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in ESPN's power rankings. The Ducks, who are ranked second, are five points behind the Blackhawks in the Western Conference with a 20-3-4 record and 44 points. The Blackhawks lead the conference with a 23-3-2 record and 49 points. The Ducks defeated the Blackhawks 3-2 in a shootout in their lone meeting this season on Feb. 12.