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Power Rankings / Bucky Gleason ranks all 30 NHL teams

(Through Thursday night's games, last week in parentheses)

1 Ottawa Senators. Clunker against Caps was just a minor hiccup. (1)

2 Detroit Red Wings. Osgood is 8-0, but Dominator remains No. 1 goalie. (2)

3 Carolina Hurricanes. Stillman collects hats against Caps. (3)

4 Minnesota Wild. Top line injured, MIA going into four-game roadie. (4)

5 Montreal Canadiens. Habs hit road with 5-1-1 record away from Bell Centre. (12)

6 Colorado Avalanche. Only two of 10 victories have come on the road. (14)

7 New York Rangers. Five straight wins at home for the Blueshirts. (8)

8 Philadelphia Flyers. Biron gives up four goals on 14 shots against Devils. (7)

9 New York Islanders. Comrie has five goals total, four against Buffalo. (15)

10 Dallas Stars. Modano has the record. Now, can we please move on? (11)

11 San Jose Sharks. With Toskala gone, Nabokov starts first 15 games. (5)

12 Columbus Blue Jackets. These guys actually becoming relevant? Yes. (18)

13 Calgary Flames. Nothing like an Iron Mike bag skate after four-game losing skid. (9)

14 St. Louis Blues. Top line blown up after producing half the goals. (6)

15 Chicago Blackhawks. Kevyn Adams' knee injury could end his season. (16)

16 Pittsburgh Penguins. Roberts Staal Armstrong = 3 goals, minus-14. (10)

17 Boston Bruins. Power play goes three for 40 in 11-game stretch. (13)

18 Tampa Bay Lightning. Holmqvist stops 62 of 64 shots in two victories. (22)

19 Nashville Predators. Who cares about hockey with Carrie Underwood in town? (25)

20 Anaheim Ducks. Niedermayer looks like he's preparing to come back. (19)

21 Buffalo Sabres. Swords best wake up before season turns into a disaster. (17)

22 Toronto Maple Leafs. With Toskala here, Leafs aren't any better. (20)

23 Atlanta Thrashers. Mellanby makes pitch for assistant coach McCrimmon. (24)

24 Vancouver Canucks. Miller's ice time should increase with Bieksa sidelined. (21)

25 Los Angeles Kings. Home record falls to 2-9-1 in last 12 against Sharks. (23)

26 New Jersey Devils. Zubrus scores first two goals since leaving the Sabres. (28)

27 Phoenix Coyotes. Throw out the hats for 19-year-old rookie Peter Mueller. (30)

28 Washington Capitals. Ovechkin has one goal in 10 shots against Senators. (26)

29 Florida Panthers. Vokoun unloads on mates after seventh road loss in nine games. (28)

30 Edmonton Oilers. Three regulation wins in 36 games since trading Smyth. (29)

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