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Monday, March 18, 2013
Power Rankings: Hawks still team to beat


NHL Power Rankings
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.