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Power Rankings / Bucky Gleason ranks all 30 NHL teams

Through Friday night's games

1 Buffalo Sabres. Swords were 1-4 versus Sens; 28-5-3 versus everybody else. (2)

2 Anaheim Ducks. Injury bug coincides with four-game losing streak. (1)

3 Atlanta Thrashers. Coming off best first half in franchise history. (4)

4 Nashville Predators. Goaltending controversy brewing in Music City? (3)

5 San Jose Sharks. Marleau passes Owen Nolan on franchise scoring list. (6)

6 Detroit Red Wings. Allowed six PP goals during 9-4 debacle in San Jose. (7)

7 Dallas Stars. Stefan's fumble, Oilers' score is fodder for all-time highlight film.

8 Montreal Canadiens. Four losses in six games after winning streak. (5)

9 New Jersey Devils. Parise already surpasses last year's output. (9)

10 New York Rangers. Does Straka's hat trick count? It came against Flyers. (12)

11 Ottawa Senators. Best-of-eight now is one thing, best-of-seven later is another. (16)

12 Carolina Hurricanes. Two shutout losses include one to lowly Coyotes. (11)

13 Calgary Flames. Jarome Iginla was player of the month for December. (15)

14 Minnesota Wild. Gaborik's return from injury should provide big boost. (17)

15 Vancouver Canucks. Naslund's slump at 16 games, but win streak hits six. (19)

16 New York Islanders. It's tough to win when you can't find the net. (10)

17 Washington Capitals. Ovechkin goal-less in five games, four losses, after Briere spear. (13)

18 Toronto Maple Leafs. Too bad they can't play the Bruins more often. (20)

19 Boston Bruins. Outscored 20-3 in three games. (14)

20 Edmonton Oilers. Roloson gives up four or more five times in seven games. (18)

21 Pittsburgh Penguins. Nice offer from K.C., but Pens belong in the 'Burgh. (22)

22 Colorado Avalanche. Former 50-goal man Hejduk had 12 in first 37 games. (21)

23 Chicago Blackhawks. Four-game winning streak ends against Blues. (23)

24 Tampa Bay Lightning. January schedule calls for nine road games. (25)

25 Columbus Blue Jackets. 9-5-2 December was best month in franchise history. (24)

26 Phoenix Coyotes. Four straight wins? May improve to 25th if this keeps up. (29)

27 St. Louis Blues. 6-3-3 record and eight-game point streak under Murray. (28)

28 Los Angeles Kings. Kopitar led rookies with 24 assists. (27)

29 Florida Panthers. Winless in OT, 1-17 when trailing after two periods. (26)

30 Philadelphia Flyers. Folding steady. Are 1-21-1 when giving up first goal. (30)

Last week in parentheses


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