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Power Rankings / Bucky Gleason ranks the NHL from top to bottom

(Through Thursday's games; last week in parentheses)

1. Vancouver Canucks. Sixteen wins in 19 games sends them to the top. (4)

2. Pittsburgh Penguins. Staal relieves some sting from Crosby's concussion. (1)

3. Detroit Red Wings. Osgood has 401 wins, 10th-most in NHL history. (3)

4. Philadelphia Flyers. Wanted Langenbrunner, but Lou doesn't swap with Philly. (2)

5. Tampa Bay Lightning. NHL-high six games allowing six goals or more. (7)

6. Washington Capitals. HBO did a great job capturing Boudreau, Ovechkin. (8)

7. Dallas Stars. Lou does deal with Dallas, however. (5)

8. Atlanta Thrashers. D Valabik, former 10th pick overall, clears waivers. (10)

9. New York Rangers. Zuccarello's first NHL goal is overtime winner. (9)

10. Boston Bruins. Eight points during five-game roadie. (14)

11. Montreal Canadiens. D Wisniewski has five points in four games after trade. (6)

12. Nashville Predators. Hornqvist scores GWG three times in four games. (15)

13. San Jose Sharks. Blowout loss to Sabres considered an embarrassment. (11)

14. Colorado Avalanche. 0-13-2 when scoring two or fewer. (12)

15. St. Louis Blues. Oshie traveling, a sign he's ready to return. (17)

16. Phoenix Coyotes. D Yandle has career high in points. (18)

17. Anaheim Ducks. Hard to imagine Getzlaf's nose was worse than Connolly's. (19)

18. Los Angeles Kings. Implosion includes five straight L's, four at home. (13)

19. Minnesota Wild. Clutterbuck leads NHL in hits, on pace for 20-plus goals. (20)

20. Chicago Blackhawks. Stalberg hits three posts on one penalty shot. No goal. (16)

21. Columbus Blue Jackets. Six wins in 20 games fuels trade talk. (22)

22. Carolina Hurricanes. Staal quietly averaging a point per game. (21)

23. Calgary Flames. Tough RW Jackman has five-game point streak. (24)

24. Florida Panthers. Worst news of week: Harbaugh staying in Bay Area. (25)

25. Buffalo Sabres. Ruff joins Arbour, Reay, Blake in elite 500 Club. (26)

26. Ottawa Senators. How long before Clouston walks the plank? (23)

27. Toronto Maple Leafs. Rookie G Reimer had 1.35 GAA, .957 SP in three GP. (27)

28. Edmonton Oilers. Jones has nine goals while getting fourth-line minutes. (28)

29. New York Islanders. DiPietro pulls groin days after Roloson is traded. (29)

30. New Jersey Devils. Looks much like 1983-84, their worst season ever. (30)

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