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Power Rankings / Bucky Gleason ranks all 30 NHL teams

(Through Thursday's games)

1 Anaheim Ducks: Answered all questions about winning on the road. (1)

2 Buffalo Sabres: Someone give Kotalik a match for that cannon. (2)

3 Detroit Red Wings: Dominator had Sens game circled on the schedule. (5)

4 Nashville Predators: Throw out the hats for Sully. That's Steve, not Jerry. (6)

5 San Jose Sharks: Three of four home losses come while wearing third jersey. (3)

6 Atlanta Thrashers: Kovalchuk is minus-6 in three straight losses. (4)

7 Montreal Canadiens: Took seven of eight points in four-game stretch. (8)

8 Dallas Stars: Six losses in 10 games for injury-riddled lineup. (7)

9 New Jersey Devils: Effective, yes, but you can't find a more boring team. (9)

10 New York Rangers: Lundqvist fabulous during winning streak. (12) 11 Carolina Hurricanes: Leafs coach Maurice returns, finds Cup champion. (11)

12 Edmonton Oilers: MacTavish waiting for Horcoff to get it in gear. (10)

13 Minnesota Wild: Ten victories have come in overtime or shootout. (13)

14 Calgary Flames: Ten straight home victories is a franchise record. (16)

15 New York Islanders: Yashin's return should boost struggling power play. (17)

16 Washington Capitals: Entered weekend with 16 fighting majors in three weeks. (20)

17 Pittsburgh Penguins: Crosby's big night included five points in first 30 minutes. (21)

18 Toronto Maple Leafs: Win over Lightning halts seven-game skid. (14)

19 Ottawa Senators: Forget Gerber's contract and play Emery. (15)

20 Vancouver Canucks: Bulis is latest beneficiary of Sedin twins. (23)

21 Boston Bruins: Kessel's illness should put Bruins' problems in perspective. (18)

22 Colorado Avalanche: Averaged 4.5 goals in four games since shutout vs. Jackets. (22)

23 Tampa Bay Lightning: Holiday shopping list includes gritty defenseman. (19)

24Chicago Blackhawks: Bondra's 499th temporarily lifts Hawks to .500. (26)

25 Los Angeles Kings: Willsie: three goals, seven points, minus-16, 33 games. (25)

26 Columbus Blue Jackets: Fedorov reminds fans he's still in the league. (28)

27 Florida Panthers: Loss in HSBC was fourth straight by one goal. (24)

28 Philadelphia Flyers: Snider too busy worrying about Iverson trade. (27)

29 Phoenix Coyotes: J.R.'s simple pleasures: A cold beer and a game on TV. (29)

30 St. Louis Blues: House remains untidy after cleaning out Kitchen. (30)

Last week in parentheses

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