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Super 16: Penguins take over No. 1

Blackhawks, Capitals each slide a spot, Oilers move into top 10

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

There's a new No. 1 in the NHL.com Super 16 power rankings for the second straight week. And it was the closest race of the season to get there.

The Pittsburgh Penguins, who have won three games in a row and eight of their past 10 (8-1-1), finished No. 1 this week, edging the Chicago Blackhawks by one point in the voting. The Blackhawks were No. 1 last week, when they received two more points than the Washington Capitals.

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Super 16: There's a new No. 1

Blackhawks jump to top, Capitals drop to No. 2 after leading pack for eight weeks

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

A new No. 1 has emerged, albeit barely, in NHL.com's Super 16 power rankings for the first time in nine weeks.

The Chicago Blackhawks moved into the top spot this week, edging the Washington Capitals, the No. 1 team for the past eight weeks, by two points. The Blackhawks have won 14 of their past 17 games, including eight of 10 against teams also ranked in this week's Super 16.

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Super 16: Blackhawks move up to No. 2

Capitals remain No. 1 for eighth straight week, Wild drop

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

That the Washington Capitals are No. 1 in the NHL.com Super 16 power rankings this week is not a surprise. The Capitals, whose 95 points lead the NHL, are No. 1 for the eighth consecutive week.

This week is big for the Capitals, though, because for the first time in their eight-week run at the top, they are a unanimous No. 1. All 13 staff members who vote in the Super 16 had the Capitals first in their rankings.

The Chicago Blackhawks supplanted the Minnesota Wild as the No. 2 team this week. The Wild had been No. 2 for six straight weeks. The Wild lead the Blackhawks by one point for first place in the Central Division and have a game in hand.

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Super 16: Blackhawks move into top three

Penguins fall, Capitals, Wild stay Nos. 1, 2

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

The red-hot Chicago Blackhawks finally broke the logjam at the top of NHL.com's weekly Super 16 power rankings by jumping the Pittsburgh Penguins to move into the No. 3 spot behind the Washington Capitals and Minnesota Wild.

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Super 16: Blackhawks continue climb

Capitals, Wild, Penguins top three for fifth straight week

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

The Chicago Blackhawks are winning games and climbing up the NHL.com Super 16 power rankings.

The Blackhawks made a positive move for the second straight week, moving up one spot to No. 4 and garnering a No. 2 ranking by two of the 13 staff members who participate in the weekly power rankings. Chicago was No. 7 two weeks ago.

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Super 16: Capitals near unanimous No. 1

Wild, Penguins ranked second, third again

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

As the weeks tick off the schedule and the 2017 NHL Trade Deadline nears, it's becoming clear that knocking the Washington Capitals, Minnesota Wild and Pittsburgh Penguins out of the top three of NHL.com's weekly Super 16 power rankings is going to be impossible.

The Capitals, Wild and Penguins are first, second and third for the fourth consecutive week.

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Super 16: Surging Rangers jump three spots

Capitals stay No. 1 ahead of Wild, Penguins in weekly rankings

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

The New York Rangers rode a three-game winning streak and improved play from goalie Henrik Lundqvist to the biggest surge in NHL.com's weekly Super 16 power rankings.

The Rangers moved up three spots to No. 6, jumping ahead of the Chicago Blackhawks, Montreal Canadiens and Anaheim Ducks. Lundqvist, who needs two wins to get to 400 for his NHL career, is 6-1-0 with one shutout, a 1.88 goals-against average and .941 save percentage in his past eight appearances.

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Super 16: Sharks back in top 5

Capitals, Wild, Penguins, Blue Jackets retain top four spots

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

The San Jose Sharks continued their climb up the NHL.com weekly Super 16 power rankings, but making the top four seems to be impossible these days.

The Sharks moved up two spots for the second straight week, pulling in at No. 5 this week, but the Washington Capitals, Minnesota Wild, Pittsburgh Penguins and Columbus Blue Jackets kept hold of the top four spots for the third consecutive week. It is the first time San Jose has been in the Super 16 top 5 since the preseason rankings (No. 4).

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Super 16: Capitals stay on top, new No. 2

Wild jump ahead of Penguins, Blue Jackets in weekly rankings

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

The Washington Capitals are No. 1 in the NHL.com Super 16 power rankings for a second consecutive week. Like last week, they fell one point short of being a unanimous No. 1 among the panel of 13 staff members who vote.

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Super 16: Capitals latest new No. 1

After wild game against Penguins, pass them, Blue Jackets for top spot in weekly rankings

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

The Washington Capitals are No. 1 in NHL.com's Super 16 for the first time this season, one vote short of being a unanimous selection this week.

The Capitals were first on 12 of the 13 ballots submitted by NHL.com staff members. Washington is 9-0-2 in its past 11 games and has climbed into a first-place tie in the NHL standings with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

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