By Paul Roumeliotis
The weekly NHL Power Rankings were released on Friday and the Blackhawks have claimed the No. 1 spot after being ranked No. 2 last week.
The Blackhawks (13-2-4) were below the San Jose Sharks (12-2-5) last week, who were pushed to No. 3 following a 2-1-4 record in the last seven games. The Blackhawks are currently riding a four-game winning streak including a 7-0-1 record in the past eight games.
The new rankings also bumped up the St. Louis Blues (12-2-3) from the No. 3 to the No. 2 spot after winning four out of their last five.