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NHL Power Rankings 2011: Blackhawks A Consensus Top-5 Team

The Blackhawks are No. 2 in the latest aggregate power rankings.

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The Chicago Blackhawks, who are winners of four straight games, are on a roll and lead the Central Division by a relatively comfortable margin. They've also scored the most goals of any team in the Western Conference, and it isn't close. The strength of the team is recognized in this week's aggregate NHL power rankings from Real Clear Sports, which put Chicago at No. 2.

Both ESPN and CBC Sports have the Blackhawks atop their respective power rankings. The Hawks' lowest ranking comes from TSN, which has them at No. 5, but that's still very good.

The Blackhawks return to the ice on Friday night for a game against the Calgary Flames.

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