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Power Rankings / Bucky Gleason ranks all 30 NHL teams

Through Thursday's games; last week in parentheses

1 Ottawa Senators. Who's tougher on Sabres, Alfie or Heatley? (1)

2 Detroit Red Wings. The Dominator is finally acting his age. (2)

3 Colorado Avalanche. Stastny reaches 100 career points in 99 games. (6)

4 Carolina Hurricanes. Staal minus-5, no shots in loss to Bolts. (3)

5 Montreal Canadiens. Special teams have made the biggest difference. (5)

6 Minnesota Wild. Record is 9-2-2 with Gaborik, 1-4 without him. (4)

7 New York Rangers. Blueshirts methodically climb to top of division. (7)

8 San Jose Sharks. Roenick on bench in tears after scoring 500th career goal. (11)

9 Philadelphia Flyers. Danny has team-high seven goals, team-worst minus-5. (8)

10 Columbus Blue Jackets. Nash records second career Gordie Howe hat trick. (12)

11 Nashville Predators. Mason helps lead 8-1-1 surge after slow start. (19)

12 Anaheim Ducks. Quick, who's leading team in plus-minus? Kent Huskins at 10. (20)

13 Chicago Blackhawks. Samsonov had no goals, was minus-5 in 14 games. (15)

14 Dallas Stars. The only pure scorer Hull can find is in the mirror. (10)

15 New York Islanders. Miro has three GWG during eight-game point streak. (9)

16 Boston Bruins. Murray needs to start scoring sooner than yesterday. (17)

17 Tampa Bay Lightning. Lecavalier atop scoring leaders after five-point night. (18)

18 St. Louis Blues. Rookie Perron has four goals, seven points in eight games. (14)

19 Pittsburgh Penguins. Crosby hits 250 career points in 179 games. Amazing. (16)

20 Atlanta Thrashers. Eight wins in first 12 games under Don Waddell. (23)

21 Toronto Maple Leafs. Mats still chugging along at age 36. (22)

22 Calgary Flames. Five-game losing streak first since 2002-03. (13)

23 Vancouver Canucks. Luongo's first shutout comes in a 1-0 shootout loss. (24)

24 Buffalo Sabres. How about rehiring Rick Martin as the shooting coach? (21)

25 Los Angeles Kings. Two words: Trade Kobe. (25)

26 Florida Panthers. Hit weekend with 6-20-6 mark in last three Novembers. (29)

27 New Jersey Devils. Brodeur will someday have 600 wins. (26)

28 Phoenix Coyotes. Total score in three L's to Sharks in six days: 15-1. (27)

29 Washington Capitals. Ray Bourque's kid is back in the minors. (28)

30 Edmonton Oilers. Roloson could be on verge of losing top goaltending job. (30)


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