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Power Rankings / Bucky Gleason ranks all 30 NHL teams

(Through Thursday night's games)

1 Buffalo Sabres. Anaheim's problems enable Sabres to keep top spot. (1)

2 Anaheim Ducks. Five losses in six games before routing Dallas. (2)

3 Nashville Predators. Kariya has seven goals, 21 points in last 14 games. (4)

4 Detroit Red Wings. Chelios back after restaurant slayings. (6)

5 San Jose Sharks. Grier helps PK improve from 23rd to 10th. (5)

6 Atlanta Thrashers. Three straight losses when leading in third period. (4)

7 Montreal Canadiens. Flu bug gone; winning resumes. (8)

8 New Jersey Devils. Took night off against Blues after 6-0-1 stretch. (9)

9 Dallas Stars. Record is deceiving considering 15-16-1 slump. (7)

10 Ottawa Senators. Look out for Sens, who were 8-1-1 in last 10 games. (11)

11 Carolina Hurricanes. Did they think sending Adams to Phoenix was punishment? (12)

12 Calgary Flames. Tough guy Godard did a number on Wild's Boogeyman. (13)

13 Vancouver Canucks. Luongo fabulous during seven-game winning streak. (15)

14 New York Rangers. Nice comeback against Sens, but they still lost. (10)

15 Minnesota Wild. Road losing skid ends at 11 games with 5-2 win in Vancouver. (14)

16 New York Islanders. Consecutive victories after Teddy benches Yashin. (16)

17 Edmonton Oilers. Captured first eight of 10 possible points in January. (20)

18 Toronto Maple Leafs. Had 10-8-3 record on the road, 10-11-3 at home. (18)

19 Washington Capitals. Ovechkin beats goalies, loses to vending machines. (17)

20 Colorado Avalanche. Detroit has won the past seven meetings. (22)

21 Tampa Bay Lightning. St. Louis all the way back after slow start. (24)

22 Pittsburgh Penguins. Losing streak against Lightning reaches 11. (21)

23 Boston Bruins. One win in six games was against Forsberg-less Philly. (19)

24 Chicago Blackhawks. No-name roster provided good effort against Buffalo. (23)

25 Phoenix Coyotes. Seven straight wins came in seven different cities. (26)

26 Columbus Blue Jackets. Everybody OK after Ohio State's loss to Florida? (25)

27 St. Louis Blues. Were 4-0 this season against teams in Eastern Conference. (27)

28 Los Angeles Kings. Too bad Conroy can't bend it like Beckham. (28)

29 Florida Panthers. Have 0-9 record with a tie in last 10 games in Carolina. (29)

30 Philadelphia Flyers. So when do pitchers and catchers report? (30).

Last week in parentheses

-mail: bgleason@buffnews.com

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