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Mike Harrington's NHL Power Rankings

Through Thursday's games. Last week in parenthesis.

1. Montreal Canadiens. Concerns growing about lack of offense. (1)

2. Chicago Blackhawks. Are 3-0-1 in first four games without injured Toews. (4)

3. Pittsburgh Penguins. Rivalry continues: Crosby, Ovechkin in race to 1,000 points. (2)

4. New York Rangers. Tough night for Lundqvist boosted Sabres' offense. (5)

5. St. Louis Blues. Have gone 9-0-2 in last 11 home games. (8)

6. Washington Capitals. Sabres see them again Monday and Friday. (3)

7. Columbus Blue Jackets. Posted best November in their history with 9-2-3 record. (10).

8. Ottawa Senators. Anderson goes on new leave to be with cancer-stricken wife. (11)

9. San Jose Sharks. Burns contract is fine now, won't be down the road. (12)

10. Anaheim Ducks. Gibson stopped 66 of 68 shots in wins over Habs, Canucks. (14)

11. Edmonton Oilers. McDavid vs. Eichel here Tuesday night. Be there. (7)

12. Los Angeles Kings. Nolan scores first two goals since April 9, 2015. (15)

13. Boston Bruins. Taken at No. 25, Pastrnak emerging as offensive stud of the 2014 draft. (17)

14. Philadelphia Flyers. Daily Double for Giroux in Ottawa: Gets engaged during day, OT winner at night. (20)

15. Tampa Bay Lightning. Stamkos-less slump: 1-5 in last six. (6)

16. New Jersey Devils. Zajac posts hat trick for all of team's goals in OT loss at Chicago. (9)

17. Minnesota Wild. Boudreau denounces intent of players on injury to Flames' Gaudreau.

18. Nashville Predators. Was Rangers' Vesey rattled here? Just wait until Bridgestone on Dec. 17. (16)

19. Florida Panthers. Hockey world railing over absurdity of Gallant's firing. (18)

20. Toronto Maple Leafs. Old friend Enroth (0-3-1, 3.94, .872) under heavy scrutiny due to brutal start. (22)

21. Detroit Red Wings. Abdelkader out 2-4 weeks with sprained MCL. (24)

22. Dallas Stars. Worst goals-against average in league. Must be driving Lindy nuts. (19)

23. Carolina Hurricanes. Unlucky or not good enough? Already have 10 one-goal losses. (21)

24. Buffalo Sabres. This Eichel kid might have a future in the league. (25)

25. Calgary Flames. Old friend Johnson in last eight: 6-2, 1.50, .951, three shutouts. (26)

26. Winnipeg Jets. Three goals in two games for Laine after just one in previous 10. (23)

27. New York Islanders. Capuano was on the brink until wins over Pens, Caps. (29)

28. Vancouver Canucks. Had bounced back with 6-3-1 stretch until loss to Ducks. (28)

29. Colorado Avalanche. Went 0-3-1 to start five-game homestand. (27)

30. Arizona Coyotes. After big start to rookie year, Chychrun has become a healthy scratch. (30)
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