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Mike Harrington's NHL Power Rankings

Through Friday's games. Last week in parentheses.

1. New York Rangers. Raanta wins on back-to-back nights, including OT shutout in Chicago. (4)

2. Chicago Blackhawks. Eight games later, back injury still has Toews on the shelf. (2)

3. Montreal Canadiens. Sudden holes in the middle with long-term injuries to Galchenyuk, Desharnais. (1)

4. Pittsburgh Penguins. Numbers clearly point to Murray as No. 1 in net. (3)

5. Columbus Blue Jackets. It's time to accept they're for real. (7).

6. St. Louis Blues. Extended home point streak to 10-0-3. (5)

7. Philadelphia Flyers. First seven-game win streak since 2011. (14)

8. Washington Capitals. Can't play the Sabres every night, boys. (6)

9. Anaheim Ducks. Pushed into tie for Pacific lead by winning five of six. (10)

10. Ottawa Senators. Neil played 1,000th game Saturday in LA. (8)

11. Edmonton Oilers. Draisaitl has more goals than McDavid. Sabres' choice of Reinhart looking worse in rearview mirror. (11)

12. Minnesota Wild. Former Buffalo blueliner Mike Weber named captain at Iowa AHL affiliate. (17)

13. Boston Bruins. Pastrnak pulls even with Crosby for NHL goal scoring lead. (13)

14. San Jose Sharks. Just two goals in 27 games for Thornton. (9)

15. Calgary Flames. Have won five straight and Gaudreau returned weeks early. (26)

16. New Jersey Devils. Loss to Blues snaps franchise record for longest home point streak to start a season at 8-0-2. (16)

17. Tampa Bay Lightning. Slipped out of playoffs entirely with 3-6-1 slide. (15)

18. Nashville Predators. Subban on pace for first 20-goal season. (18)

19. Detroit Red Wings. Are 1-3-2 in last six at home with next four all at Joe Louis. (21)

20. Winnipeg Jets. Scheifele returned from three-game absence. (25)

21. Carolina Hurricanes. Trending upwards with good analytics and NHL's best penalty-killing unit. (23)

22. Los Angeles Kings. They were miserable in home loss to Hurricanes. (12)

23. Dallas Stars. Need to gain ground with nine December home games. (22)

24. Florida Panthers. Jagr misses 25-year reunion of '91 Cup champion Penguins -- because he had a game to play. (19)

25. New York Islanders. Five-year deal (five!) for fourth-liner Clutterbuck wipes out warm fuzzies of 5-0-1 run. (27)

26. Vancouver Canucks. Growing talk they're interested in another year or two of Miller in net. (28)

27. Buffalo Sabres. Two-game bounceback from Eichel's return has evaporated. (24)

28. Toronto Maple Leafs. Visit from Avs on Sunday opens five-game homestand. (20)

29. Colorado Avalanche. Snapped six-game skid with surprising win in Boston. (29)

30. Arizona Coyotes. Duclair declares a new season after being healthy scratch. (30)
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