Blackhawks retake top of NHL Power Rankings

Tuesday April 9th, 2013
Jonathan Toews and the Blackhawks were fastest out of the gate and the first to grab a playoff berth.
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Meet the new No. 1, same as the old No. 1.

The Chicago Blackhawks are back on top in the new NHL Power Rankings, knocking Pittsburgh out after the Penguins' three-week run at Number 1. Chicago should get Patrick Sharp back on Tuesday in Minnesota, a potential boost to the Hawks' offense and dressing room.

Meanwhile, we had some strong movers, pro and con, on the list this week. The St. Louis Blues made a nice jump and the Carolina Hurricanes kept sliding as goals fill their net --- no thanks to key injuries and rotten luck.

Let's move on to the countdown, shall we?

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