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NHL Power Rankings: St. Louis Blues' Latest Streak Moves Past Predators

The St. Louis Blues are no strangers to streaks—they've still played just one game all season that wasn't part of at least a two-game winning or losing streak. But winning streaks have been kind of hard to come by lately, and the three-gamer that saw them shut out the Nashville Predators on Boxing Day gave them their first upward NHL Power Rankings momentum in some time. 

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At SB Nation they moved past those very same Nashville Predators, sinking after a fifth-place finish last time, to sit at ninth in the Western Conference. It's frustrating to get something out of a one-spot move toward playoff contention while the Detroit Red Wings remain permanently sewn into the conference's top spot, but such is life. 

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The ESPN Power Rankings are a little more exciting—the Blues climb four spots, from 20 to 16, and are additionally called "plucky" for winning in spite of their still-ridiculous injury problems. Here, again, the Blues and Jaroslav Halak's shutout appear to have been the straw that broke the Nashville Predators' back—they fall from seven to 19 here, the biggest drop on the list.

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