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Power Rankings / Bucky Gleason ranks all 30 NHL teams

Through Thursday night's games

1 Anaheim Ducks: Reaching into East Coast League for backup goalie. (1)

2 Buffalo Sabres: Sweeping 'Canes lessens sting from Game Seven, a little. (2)

3 Nashville Predators: Backup Mason an improvement over injured Vokoun. (6)

4 Atlanta Thrashers: Back on track with five straight wins. (7)

5 Montreal Canadiens: Latendresse off first line; responds with five points in five games. (5)

6 San Jose Sharks: Slump includes losses to LA, Coyotes. (3)

7 Detroit Red Wings: Stevie Y's No. 19 sweater will be retired Tuesday. (4)

8 Dallas Stars: Modano listed as "day-to-day" for 11 games and counting. (8)

9 New Jersey Devils: Former Niagara Scenics star Gionta scores 100th NHL goal. (10)

10 New York Islanders: DiPietro records third straight shutout at home. (14)

11 Carolina Hurricanes: Laviolette trying to justify Grahame over Miller? Nah. (9)

12 New York Rangers: Long losing streak has Renney on alert. (12)

13 Washington Capitals: Ovechkin singing soprano after Briere gets even. (17)

14 Boston Bruins: Thomas making a case for All-Star Game. (20)

15 Calgary Flames: Rookie Moss scores in first three NHL games. (11)

16 Ottawa Senators: Heatley looked cooler before filling smile with false tooth. (16)

17 Minnesota Wild: Fernandez enters weekend looking for first road win since Nov. 11. (13)

18 Edmonton Oilers: Roloson gives up 20 goals in four-game stretch, all losses. (15)

19 Vancouver Canucks: Stagnant offense finally ignites against Flames. (23)

20 Toronto Maple Leafs: Now do you understand how much Peca meant to Sabres? (18)

21 Colorado Avalanche: Theodore the answer? No way, Jose. (21)

22 Pittsburgh Penguins: Politicians want new arena plan by March 31. (19)

23 Chicago Blackhawks: Bulin Wall started 16 of 18. (22)

24 Columbus Blue Jackets: Vyborny has six goals, 17 points in 11-game stretch. (27)

25 Tampa Bay Lightning: Now they're losing to the Flyers at home? (24)

26 Florida Panthers: Martin looking for front-office assistant. Experience required. (25)

27 Los Angeles Kings: WNY native Miller a plus-7 in December on terrible team. (26)

28 St. Louis Blues: Shows improvement in taking seven of eight points going into weekend. (29)

29 Phoenix Coyotes: Failed to score in first period in 11 straight games in December. (28)

30 Philadelphia Flyers: Who made the Iverson trade, Bob Clarke? (30)

Last week in parentheses

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