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Mike Harrington's NHL Power Rankings

Through Friday's games. Last week in parentheses.

1. Washington Capitals. Put 12-game home winning streak on the line Friday vs. Oilers, McDavid. (1)

2. Minnesota Wild. Already equaled last season's win total with 38th victory in 57th game. (2)

3. Pittsburgh Penguins. Crosby fastest active player to 1,000 points, connecting in 757th game. (3)

4. Columbus Blue Jackets. Sick toe drag by Dubinsky for OT winner against Penguins. (5).

5. Chicago Blackhawks. Have won 10 straight over Sabres heading into Sunday's visit by the traveling Kane show. (4)

6. New York Rangers. Matinee showdown with Caps opens Sunday's Hockey Day in America package. (6)

7. San Jose Sharks. Like Sabres, heading for bye after Sunday's visit by Bruins. (7)

8. Montreal Canadiens. Savage move turfing Therrien for Julien. (9)

9. Edmonton Oilers. McDavid maintains slim lead in scoring race with 20th multi-point game. (10)

10. Anaheim Ducks. Ten games a hefty price for Vermette to pay for his brain cramp. (8)

11. St. Louis Blues. Results under Yeo clearly show players had grown weary of Hitchcock. (12)

12. Ottawa Senators. Would want no part of Lehner in any playoff series. (11)

13. Boston Bruins. Too bad there's no more games against Habs this season. (19)

14. Toronto Maple Leafs. Entered weekend 3-5-2 and struggling to stay atop wild-card race. (13)

15. New York Islanders. A 7-1 loss in Toronto seems like a blip under Weight. (18)

16. Nashville Predators. Positive goal differential bodes well in playoff fight. (14)

17. Florida Panthers. Team to watch: Wins at Nashville, San Jose, Anaheim to open roadie. (20)

18. Calgary Flames. Elliott on big run in goal, going 9-3-2, 2.19 in last 14 starts. (17)

19. Los Angeles Kings. Budaj hits slump with 17 goals against in four starts. (15)

20. Philadelphia Flyers. That 10-game winning streak seems like it was in another season. (16)

21. Buffalo Sabres. Heading for first top-5 power play finish since beloved '05-06 team. (26)

22. New Jersey Devils. Opened 2-2-1 in February run of nine home games. (21)

23. Tampa Bay Lightning. Stamkos-less group played a lot of games last two years, might be on fumes. (24)

24. Winnipeg Jets. Can't be happy Pens' Malkin didn't hear from Player Safety on high hit against Wheeler (25)

25. Carolina Hurricanes. Can't lose to Avs at home. Even in overtime. (22)

26. Vancouver Canucks. Does Miller stay or does he go at the deadline? (23)

27. Detroit Red Wings. Shame they got blanked by Blues on night they honored Ilitch. (27)

28. Dallas Stars. It's all over but the shouting for Lindy. (28)

29. Arizona Coyotes. Doan approaching final few days with his longtime club? (29)

30. Colorado Avalanche. Brutal in Buffalo, they snapped 0-10-1 road drought in OT at Carolina. (30)

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