The Chicago Blackhawks recently extended its NHL record streak to 19 consecutive games with a point, leaving this week’s NHL Power Rankings to be a no-brainer when it comes to populating the top spot.

While Chicago is on cruise control, the rest of the top five are all bunched together, starting with the Anaheim Ducks in second place.  The Canadiens and Bruins – bitter rivals to the end – land in the third and fourth place spots, as the Pittsburgh Penguins round out the top five.

Here’s how the rankings fall into place, featuring a few stats, tidbits and thoughts for each of the thirty teams.  Oh, and obviously, the point totals are the ratings calculations, and have no correlation to the team’s actual point totals in the standings.

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Led by players such as Marian Hossa, the Chicago Blackhawks are setting records and dominating the NHL

KP’s NHL Power Rankings: February 27, 2013

*Stats and figures as of February 27, 2013 at 7pm Eastern

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* All stats per NHL.com and ESPN.com

The Wife Hates Sports’ NHL Power Rankings system has a method to its madness, attempting to be different and not just rank by popularity and record.  It mixes a secret formula of six completely different categories, meshed into a points system.  The categories don’t just include team results regarding record, but how each team has performed recently, as well as incorporating some statistics on both a team’s offense and defense, too.

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