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NHL Power Rankings: Blues, Isles quickly climbing under new coaches

Through Friday's games. Last week in parentheses.

1. Washington Capitals. First team with 5-plus goals in 10 straight home games since '70-71 Bruins. (1)

2. Minnesota Wild. Dubnyk beats Lightning in shootout for 30th win in 42 starts. (2)

3. Pittsburgh Penguins. No. 87 better than ever on the verge of No. 1,000. (4)

4. Chicago Blackhawks. Kane makes annual homecoming here next Sunday. (7)

5. Columbus Blue Jackets. Emotionless shutout loss to Canucks showed sudden vulnerability at home. (3).

6. New York Rangers. Only 11 goalies in front of Lundqvist as he climbs into 400-win club. (8)

7. San Jose Sharks. Struggles in Buffalo one of the great ongoing stat oddities in the NHL. (5)

8. Anaheim Ducks. Perry snaps slump with two goals against Sabres. (9)

9. Montreal Canadiens. Shutout loss in Denver was a perplexing off night. (6)

10. Edmonton Oilers. Scored just four goals in four games prior to their bye week. (10)

11. Ottawa Senators. Anderson returned to net Saturday for first time since Dec. 5. (11)

12. St. Louis Blues. Just like Isles, quick start under new coach as Yeo goes 4-1. (17)

13. Toronto Maple Leafs. Legitimate threat for second in the Atlantic. Who had that in October? (19)

14. Nashville Predators. Arvidsson with 15 goals and plus-15 rating. (15)

15. Los Angeles Kings. Carter pulls within one goal of Crosby's league lead. (13)

16. Philadelphia Flyers. Gostisbehere remains in and out of struggling lineup as a healthy scratch. (14)

17. Calgary Flames. GM Treliving letting team's play decide win-or-sell posture. (12)

18. New York Islanders. Went 7-1-2 in first 10 after coaching change from Capuano to Weight. (22)

19. Boston Bruins. Julien's time had come but club made a PR mess of it. (16)

20. Florida Panthers. Owner Viola back in the fold after withdrawing as Trump's Army secretary. (18)

21. New Jersey Devils. Memo to Sabres: Can't let them get 39 shots on goal in a game playing their style. Ever. (25)

22. Carolina Hurricanes. Bickell working hard in comeback attempt from MS diagnosis. (23)

23. Vancouver Canucks. Miller has a lot left, will be interesting to see where he lands at deadline and next season. (20)

24. Tampa Bay Lightning. Still trying to bide time and stay close until Stamkos returns. (27)

25. Winnipeg Jets. Unhappy trade returns: Myers' third surgery in two years likely ends his season. (21)

26. Buffalo Sabres. Can't come up with any explanation for a 1-10-2 record on Thursdays. (28)

27. Detroit Red Wings. RIP to Mike Ilitch, the owner everyone simply called "Mr. I". (26)

28. Dallas Stars. Own goal in Ottawa might be a sorry epitaph to Lindy's run. (24)

29. Arizona Coyotes. Staunchly denied looks at Portland, Seattle even in face of collapse of arena deal with Arizona State. (29)

30. Colorado Avalanche. Took two in a row at home after winning just five of first 24. (30)

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